I want to know if just dating him is illegal or if my mom was just trying to scare me because she didn't like the other guy. Ashley and Pete are like 7 or 8 years apart. In these states, such as Texas, the age of consent is determined by age differentials between the two persons and limited by a minimum age. Can you reassure that I am correct? For people 18 or over, it is illegal for them to commit acts of a sexual nature on persons who are under the age of 18 if they are in a position of authority or trust over the victim. In most states, the age of consent has been arbitrarily designated by statute. To deal with a legal problem, nothing is better than to consult with a lawyer who will give you some time and advice. This internet site is public forum, where the communications are not confidential or privileged.
People age 12 or under cannot agree to have sex. There are situations where it is against the law to have sexual contact with a minor. Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17. Over 16 is a misdemeanor. It is better to just say no.
This internet site is public forum, where the communications are not confidential or privileged. Actually, it depends on the ages and what state you live in. However, there are hardly sufficient details for an attorney to provide you with some path to follow. I myself have a … 45 year old boyfriend and I am only 22. Play it safe and check family law in your state first before you develop feelings … for each other.
There are some matters that are just better handled by an attorney familiar with the procedures of the courts in your area. In this hypothetical state, two seventeen year olds who had consensual sex could both theoretically be convicted of statutory rape. Well it depends I guess. Statutory rape is a crime, meaning that the consent of the younger person or about their age is not a defense. A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have. It is illegal for anyone over the age of 24 to have sex with anyone under the age of 18, unless they are married. If they are more than 3 years older than the minor then they are guilty of a.
We take no responsibility for errors. More It is illegal to have sexual intercourse with someone age 16-17. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents? Within 24 hours experienced local lawyers review it and evaluate if you have a solid case. But if you are 17 it would not be against the law for someone who is 21 to have sex with you unless that person is a school employee or volunteer who knows you are a student at the school where they work or volunteer — see below. At best, the responders on this site can give you a few hints and guidance. I will be turning 18 and she will turn 17.
The laws in each jurisdiction can be very different. Dating is not statutory rape. Its never wrong to date according to age unless of course you are underage. You will change and mature as you pass those milestones and deal with the temptations those milestones allow you. Because of the nature of these communications the information is general only and should not be relied upon in any specific case. Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited. And if you have intercourse, use condoms, unless you want to be a parent at 17.
If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a , which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a. No there will not be or at least shouldn't be because age is nothing but a silly little number and if you really like someone it doen't matter how old they are P. It is illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor someone under the age of 18 , unless they are that person's spouse. First of all, there are no laws governing who people can date. If you think that dating someone is just the same thing as having sex with them, then you are too young to be dating. It does make a difference when a minor and … a adult date.
Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16. He had a mortgage, a car and a career before I was even born. I liked the safety that came with going to dinner with someone who would choose the restaurant, tell me what time we were going to meet and carry on a conversation about the world around me. The minimum age is 14 with an age differential of 3 years; thus, those who are at least 14 years of age can legally have sex with those less than 3 years older. And if you're below the age of consent, sex with someone your age could land him in to jail. All comments on this site are intended for informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal advice or create an attorney-client relationship.