Question: What is Romeo and Juliet law in Georgia?

Under Georgia statutory rape laws, young lovers can still be prosecuted. Under Romeo and Juliet laws if the defendant is 18 years old and the victim is between 14 to 16 years old, the accused will likely face misdemeanor charges. The most important defense relating to statutory rape is the “Romeo and Juliet” law.

Can a 16-year-old date an 18 year old in Georgia?

It is not illegal for 16-year-old to have sex with an 18-year-old provided it is consensual.

What does the Romeo and Juliet law include?

California does not have a Romeo and Juliet law. This means that it is illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with a minor – even for a minor to have sex with another minor.

Can a 16-year-old date a 20 year old in Georgia?

The age of consent in Georgia is 16, but under OCGA 16-6-18, sex between unmarried persons in this state is illegal.

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