Question: Are there dating laws?

Is a 16 year old dating a 18 legal?

No this is not illegal. Simply dating a person over age 18 is not illegal. It can become illegal for a person who is 18 once sex is involved.

Is a 15 year old dating a 18 legal?

In a Nutshell: Sex between an 18 year-old and a 15 year-old is illegal in California, meaning any touching of “private parts” of either, even with consent of both parties (and perhaps even the parents of each teenager) is illegal in California because the age of consent is 18.

What are the laws about dating?

18 years of age. Under California law, a person must be at least 18 years of age in order legally to have sex with another person to whom he or she is not married. Having sex with a person under the legal age of consent will subject a person to criminal liability.

Is dating ever illegal?

Yes, so long as the relationship is not sexual. If they have sexual intercourse, the 21-year-old can face criminal charges for statutory rape if they are not married. The prohibition on sexual activity makes California different from many other states. California does not have a “Romeo and Juliet” law.

Can a 24 year old date a 17 year old?

They can date, but the 17-year-old is a minor, so it would be statutory rape if they have a sexual relationship. If they can both wait until the teen is 18 before they consider sex, then itd be okay But, if they dont, the 24-year od would be breaking the law.

Is a 14 year old dating a 18 legal?

If you are 18 and she is 14, you could be arrested and charged with serious sex crimes, even if you dont actually have sex. Even kissing a 14-year-old can be charged as a felony in California. Thats the kind of crime that can stick with you for life.

Is it wrong for a 25-year-old to date a 17 year old?

There is absolutely no illegality when a 25-year-old dates a 17-year-old.

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