This is a serious crime and punishable by fines, felony, and misdemeanor charges (12-47-901(IIA, IIB)).
Even though drinking is illegal, there are some exceptions to the rule.
It is illegal for individuals to use another person's license (42-2-136), to alter a license (42-4-136(1)), or to reproduce a license (42-4-136(6a-b)).
Although Colorado law is extremely specific on the law regarding underage drinking, people still attempt to purchase alcohol.
Some youth make fake ID's by altering, defacing, or constructing illegal identification.
Age of Majority Colorado law (2-4-401(6)) defines a minor as a person who has not attained the age of 21, except as otherwise provided in the express language of another statute.
The age of majority is the age when young people are considered adults for most matters.
Below are some common issues that young people deal with in court. This is also punishable by the revocation of one's license (42-4-1105(1-3)).
Reckless driving entails the blatant disregard for other's safety, and is illegal (42-4-1401(1-2)).
Ultimately, young people should practice safety when involved in a recreational activity and respect those around them.
back to top Cars, Youth, and Traffic Laws One of the biggest concerns for young people are issues regarding traffic laws.
Exceptions to this law are instances where minors are returning home from employment (they need to obtain a note from their employer), and youth returning home from an event such as a concert, organized meeting, or any other appropriate activity that has continued past the curfew.