18 year old dating 17 year old california
There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states, territories, and the District of Columbia. A guilty verdict would result in conviction of a Class B felony sex offense, with a mandatory minimum of 9 months and maximum 20 years imprisonment. By 2007 there had been a proposal to increase the gap to four years to reduce the number of close-in-age statutory rape cases being prosecuted, but three years was selected as a compromise. Any juvenile offender 14 years old or older has the case automatically transferred to the regular criminal docket of the Superior Court by operation of law, and thus stands before the court to be tried as an adult. Because the charge is a sex offense, the juvenile prosecutor can request that the proceeding designated a "serious sexual offender prosecution". Children who have not yet reached their twelfth birthday are deemed unable to consent to a sexual act under any circumstances.
Depending on the jurisdiction, legal age of consent ranges from 16 to 18 years old. It would not matter if the older person did not know of the age difference, or if the younger person lied about age. Consensual (between minors) sexual intercourse over the 2-year age difference (where the minor is under 13 years old) would subject the older minor to a charge of Sexual Assault, 1st Degree, in violation of C. However, the offender would have the same chance to apply for Youthful Offender status (see Sexual Assault, 2nd Degree above) provided the criteria are met. Crimes and Criminal Procedure, Delaware Criminal Code § 770. (a) A person is guilty of rape in the fourth degree when the person:...2) Intentionally engages in sexual intercourse with another person, and the victim has not yet reached that victim's eighteenth birthday, and the person is 30 years of age or older, except that such intercourse shall not be unlawful if the victim and person are married at the time of such intercourse.
my father told us we could never speak again until i am 18, cuz he said its illegal to date someone older, however i think he is wrong.
Your father is wrong that it is illegal to date as long as it is non-sexual.
If your older companions is respectful enough, maybe they can make a positive impression on your parents when you are 18 and they will not be opposed to you dating.
now that i am 16 and he is 18 our relationship regarding my freedom has changed.
If your partner is in counseling or a program for batterers...
Instead of helping your abuser, you’re perpetuating the problem.
Specifically, the age of consent in California is 18.
My question involves criminal law for the state of: California i am 17 years old(18 in a couple months). legally are we allowed to continue to date if we dont do anything sexually. is it illegal to date someone of that age or is it just illegal if we become sexually involved or how does that all work.
So an 18-year-old having sex with a 15-year-old (or a 16-year-old having sex with a 19-year old, or a 17-year-old having sex with an 18-year old) would be a misdemeanor.