(1) A person is guilty of unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree when:
(a) Acting other than as a retail licensee, he knowingly sells, gives, purchases or procures any alcoholic or malt beverage in any form to or for a minor. The defendant may prove in exculpation that the sale was induced by the use of false, fraudulent, or altered identification papers or other documents and that the appearance and character of the purchaser were such that his age could not have been ascertained by any other means and that the purchaser’s appearance and character indicated strongly that he was of legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages. This subsection does not apply to a parent or guardian of the minor;

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 530.070

  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.

(b) He knowingly induces, assists, or causes a minor to engage in any other criminal activity;
(c) He knowingly induces, assists or causes a minor to become a habitual truant;
or
(d) He persistently and knowingly induces, assists or causes a minor to disobey his parent or guardian.
(2) Unlawful transaction with a minor in the third degree is a Class A misdemeanor.
Effective: July 15, 1986
History: Amended 1986 Ky. Acts ch. 289, sec. 7, effective July 15, 1986. — Amended
1984 Ky. Acts ch. 382, sec. 21, effective July 13, 1984. — Amended 1978 Ky. Acts ch. 219, sec. 11, effective June 17, 1978. — Created 1974 Ky. Acts ch. 406, sec. 263, effective January 1, 1975.