David N Lesh
Oregon Criminal Defense Attorney
Oregon Super Lawyer 2018 and 2019

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   ORS 163.575 Endangering the welfare of a minor.

  (1) A person commits the crime of endangering the welfare of a minor if the person knowingly:

   (a) Induces, causes or permits an unmarried person under 18 years of age to witness an act of sexual conduct or sadomasochistic abuse as defined by ORS 167.060; or

   (b) Permits a person under 18 years of age to enter or remain in a place where unlawful activity involving controlled substances is maintained or conducted; or

   (c) Induces, causes or permits a person under 18 years of age to participate in gambling as defined by ORS 167.117; or

   (d) Distributes, sells, or causes to be sold, tobacco in any form to a person under 18 years of age; or

   (e) Sells to a person under 18 years of age any device in which tobacco, marijuana, cocaine or any controlled substance, as defined in ORS 475.005, is burned and the principal design and use of which is directly or indirectly to deliver tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke, cocaine smoke or smoke from any controlled substance into the human body including but not limited to:

    (A) Pipes, water pipes, hookahs, wooden pipes, carburetor pipes, electric pipes, air driven pipes, corncob pipes, meerschaum pipes and ceramic pipes, with or without screens, permanent screens, hashish heads or punctured metal bowls;

   (B) Carburetion tubes and devices, including carburetion masks;

   (C) Bongs;

   (D) Chillums;

   (E) Ice pipes or chillers;

   (F) Cigarette rolling papers and rolling machines; and

   (G) Cocaine free basing kits.

   (2) Endangering the welfare of a minor by violation of subsection (1)(a), (b), (c) or (e) of this section, involving other than a device for smoking tobacco, is a Class A misdemeanor.

   (3) Endangering the welfare of a minor by violation of subsection (1)(d) of this section or by violation of subsection (1)(e) of this section, involving a device for smoking tobacco, is a Class A violation. [1971 c.743 §177; 1973 c.827 §20; 1979 c.744 §8; 1981 c.838 §1; 1983 c.740 §31; 1991 c.970 §5; 1995 c.79 §52; 1999 c.1051 §153; 2011 c.597 §79]

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"I defend and help people facing endangering charges in the Portland metro area. 
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Twenty nine years as an Oregon attorney
Former Multnomah County prosecutor
Former deputy city attorney assigned to the Portland Police Bureau

2018 and 2019 Oregon Super Lawyer
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