I can't talk to them because they've never actually listened to me. If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a , and not a , because you are less than three years older than she is. Having sex with her is not statutory rape, but it could be viewed as 'interference with custody' if her parents have objected to the two of you seeing one another. If you're the guy 18 expect your friends to make fun of you. If we had sex would it be unlawful? One of the advantages of a site like this is that it forms a knowledge base that can be researched.
Not all girls are bitches and not all of them will backstab you. Age of Consent Outside Texas Not all states share the same age of consent. I wish we didn't have to have these kinds of laws because it makes having a simple relationship difficult. Confused female, age 17 Cynth Answers: Dear Confused, If you are a teenager, age will always matter! Dear Panel, I live in Maine, and I'm a little confused about the statutory rape laws. Also you have the Romo Juliet law.
Also, the parents of the minor child do have the right to take out a restraining order to keep the adult away from their child, whether the minor wants to see the adult or not. Please note that some of our forums also serve as mirrors to Usenet newsgroups. But even though he and I are comfortable with it his mother is not. Correction: A previous version of this story's headline stated that Danny Bible was sentenced to death today. Dear Panel, My younger brother got involved in a serious relationship when he was 17. A: What you are really asking here is whether a 20 year old can legally have sex with a 16 year old. This mainly refers to a minor engaging in intercourse with adult.
Is kissing considered sexual behavior? Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16. 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. Jeff male, age 17, California Cynth Answers: Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true. And no, she cannot press any charges against you for seeing her son while you are at school or the library. My question is are they too young for me or its normal to date with such age difference? Given the legal capacity of an adult, you will also be allowed to enter and sign contracts and make decisions about you education without parental consent. This really means a lot to me. If you haven't, you need to be as clear as crystal.
Thank you, JenniferWell, you are certainly one of the most level headed and intelligent teens posting on this forum. His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care. Will you date a 20 year old guy if you are 16-17? When you want to date someone 20 years younger than you then people should get worried. I want to try and respect his mother's wishes as best as I can, but at the same time I don't want to lose my relationship with him either. We have our birthdays on the same day which is March 25. If you are a 17-year-old living in Texas or if you're a parent wanting to lay down the law, you might be curious to know the Texas laws regarding the legal rights of 17-year-olds.
Policeman comes knocking on the door to discuss this issue with you. Now he's going to be 20 and she, 18. However, a person 17 or older can consent to have sex with a person of any age. When I was 18 years old I was dating a 14 year old and my mother told me that even if we were just dating it was considered statutory rape. Once emancipated, you are permitted to leave your parents' home and live where you want, and the police cannot make you return to your parents' home. Your mother might have been scaring you because she is alarmed that you show a pattern of dating children when you're supposed to be an adult. So please, I'm asking anyone who can help me with this to help me.
She has already decided to completely cut off contact for other reasons than are stated here. I guess I just needed someone elses opinion on the matter. While this entails many restrictions, being a minor also affords you protections. We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex. I just wanted to get someone else's opinions.
You don't have to be cruel, just firm. She can sue him, however, for damages caused by physical, mental and psycholgical distress from having to endure a sexual relationship, a pregnancy, a major move, and maybe motherhood, adoption, or abortion you didn't specify what they did about her pregnancy while being so young. Although your case makes statutory rape laws seem arbitrary, a illustrates why the law might protect someone underage from being exploited. He on the other hand doesn't want our relationship to change any. Therefore, I imagine you already know the answer to this question.
I have talked to him about not wanting to take our relationship to a deeper level, especially after our issues with his mother. As a guy I don't think this idea is cool at all, however, I remember when I was 16 there were girls dating men out of high school an in 20s. Can she still sue for statuory rape? Is it legal for a 16 year old to be with a 23 year old? There are guys who are also bad in relationships. But once he turns 18, he can date anyone he wants. In seven months and 11 days he will be 17, but still I know I'm not ready to have sex and personally I don't think he is either. Many posts you see on our forums are made by newsgroup users who may not be members of LaborLawTalk.