Question: What are the dating laws in Washington state?

In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.

16 years old In Washington, the age of consent is 16 years old. The age of consent is the minimum age in which an individual is legally old enough to consent to participate in sexual activities with a partner who is eighteen years or older.

Can a 30 year old date a 16 year old in Washington?

In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.

You have a choice. You can live at home until you are 18 or you can petition the Juvenile Court to declare you emancipated. It is unusual for a minor to petition the court for emancipation.

Can a 17 year old date a 22 year old in Washington?

In Washington, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual. The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.

Can a 17 year old leave home legally in Washington state?

You may not move out of the state without your parents permission. You are not an adult and, unless you have been legally emancipated, you have to right to disobey your parents.

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