In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years old, sexual intercourse with someone who is under 18 is considered statutory rape. There is a close-in-age exemption (Romeo & Juliet Law) allowing minors who are 16 or 17 to have sex with someone no older than 23 years old.
Can an 18 year old date a 16 year old Florida?
In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years old. This allows a minor who is age 16 or 17 to legally consent to sexual activity with someone between the ages of 16 and 23. In these cases, an adult can legally have sex with a minor.
Is 17 the legal age in Florida?
In Florida, the age of consent is 18 years of age, meaning individuals 17 years old or younger are not able to legally consent to sexual activity.
Is it legal to date a 14 year old when your 18 in Florida?
In Florida, the age of legal consent is 18. It is also possible for an individual who was 18 years old or younger when he or she engaged in a consensual sexual relationship with another individual aged 14 to 18 to petition for removal from the states sex offender registry under Floridas “Romeo and Juliet” law.