Nj dating laws for 17 year olds
A lawyer or your local District Attorney could answer any more questions you have.
Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a story from one of our readers illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited.
We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. Can anyone besides her call Statutory Rape on me including her parents?
I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.
Ashley female, age 17, USA Dear Ashley, If both people having consensual sex are the same age, it's not statutory rape.
But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.
A 16 or 17 year old cannot consent to sexual activity if: The maximum penalties for these offences range from 10 to 14 years.
In addition to these criminal laws against child sexual abuse and exploitation, each province and territory has its own child welfare laws to protect children against abuse, exploitation and neglect."Age of consent" and "age of majority" are sometimes legally distinct, depending on where you live: Dear Panel, I am 16 and I am dating an 18 year old. If someone were to press charges against him for statutory rape, the two years' age difference would make him guilty of a misdemeanor, which carries lesser penalties than If he were three years older, when it would be a felony.Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.If you must, find a woman who just turned 18, but it is much more fun to date someone on your own level than so far apart in knowledge and life experiences.Dear Reader, We've received more questions about statutory rape concerning age-gap distinctions, so I'll try to answer what I didn't cover in the previous article on statutory rape. Dear Panel, If a minor has sex with a minor for example: a 17 year guy having sex with a 17 year old girl is that statutory rape since they are both of "legal" age to have sex?