18 dating 15 laws

Anyone can press charges against you for statutory rape in California, because she will still be younger than 18.If you are convicted, however, California law will count it as a misdemeanor, and not a felony, because you are less than three years older than she is.

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I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.

Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true.

We just wanted a relationship that was strictly just spending time together and sharing our days.

Now I am 21 years old and I like a 17 year old Christian.

But jaywalking is also against the law and people do that all the time.

The point I’m making is that unless someone goes out of their way to bring you and your boo to court, you’re safe to continue doing whatever you two are doing.

His mother knew that we were dating and didn't care.

We are both Christians and we do not believe in premarital sex.

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. – Confused in Kansas feamle, age 21, USA Dear Confused in Kansas, Dating (without sex) is legal regardless of your age. 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.

Dear Not Sure, Anyone can "be" with anyone else, regardless of age; it's a Constitutional right (known as "the right of the people peaceably to assemble") given to Americans in the First Amendment.

Dear Panel, I am currently 17 and my girlfriend is 16.

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