Solicitation of a minor is a crime that can get you into serious trouble and can ruin the life of whoever you got into doing the crime. The simple definition of this crime is getting a minor to commit a crime. In order to be legally charged with this crime however 4-5 conditions must be met. 1. You voluntarily asked/encouraged/made a minor commit a crime. 2. You intended to make the minor commit the crime. 3. At the time of the offense, you were at least 18 years old. 4. At the time of the offense the minor was 16 or 17 years old and you were 5 years older than the minor. 5.The minor received the communication for the request. This crime is very close in relationship with “Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor“. The two main differences in the two however is that this crime focuses on the minor doing an actual crime. The solicitation of a minor plays a major aspect in this crime due to the minor not doing the crime unless he was encouraged/forced to. Contributing to the Delinquency of a minor although may cross areas with solicitation of a minor. Solicitation of a minor is major focus is on the encouraging aspect of making the minor do a crime. Contributing to the delinquency of a minor is more akin to raising the minor to be a criminal instead of making him do a crime. An example of Solicitation of a minor would be trying to get a minor to steal a pack of cigarettes for you. Contributing to his delinquency would be more like stealing the cigarettes yourself but giving him a cigarette and telling him that next time he wants some, he should steal them.