2014 US Code
Title 18 - Crimes and Criminal Procedure (Sections 1 - 6005)
Part I - Crimes (Sections 1 - 2725)
Chapter 1 - General Provisions (Sections 1 - 27)
Sec. 25 - Use of minors in crimes of violence

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 25 - Use of minors in crimes of violence
Containssection 25
Date2014
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawYes
Dispositionstandard
Source CreditAdded Pub. L. 108-21, title VI, §601[(a)], Apr. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 686.
Statutes at Large Reference117 Stat. 686
Public and Private LawPublic Law 108-21

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18 U.S.C. § 25 (2014)

§25. Use of minors in crimes of violence

(a) Definitions.—In this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) Crime of violence.—The term "crime of violence" has the meaning set forth in section 16.

(2) Minor.—The term "minor" means a person who has not reached 18 years of age.

(3) Uses.—The term "uses" means employs, hires, persuades, induces, entices, or coerces.


(b) Penalties.—Any person who is 18 years of age or older, who intentionally uses a minor to commit a crime of violence for which such person may be prosecuted in a court of the United States, or to assist in avoiding detection or apprehension for such an offense, shall—

(1) for the first conviction, be subject to twice the maximum term of imprisonment and twice the maximum fine that would otherwise be authorized for the offense; and

(2) for each subsequent conviction, be subject to 3 times the maximum term of imprisonment and 3 times the maximum fine that would otherwise be authorized for the offense.

(Added Pub. L. 108–21, title VI, §601[(a)], Apr. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 686.)

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