If the 17 years old is a student and the 24 year-old is an employee of a primary or secondary school then it is a different felony offense. AskWomen benefits from honest answers with a variety of perspectives. Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Unfortunately though i feel obliged to point out that just ''Dating'' going to movies, or even just hanging out at eachothers houses can be easily described as just friendship. See Texas Penal Code Section 21.
However, if the documents were not filed in a court, they likely are not enforceable. The quick and dirty version click the graphic for the full set : About what you post: Use the search tool before you post. An attorney can tell you what to expect in court and how to best protect your rights. Basically, you are a bit old for her at this age. If he wants to be an adult he needs to start thinking about the consequences of his actions like an adult does. State civil codes spell out reporting requirements.
However, this subsection does not apply to an offense described in subsection a 2 or b 2. I dont exactly see whats the problem though, if theyre not having sex. No linking to specific threads in other forums. Once you hit 90 mph cases get exponentially more serious but what they do is up to the court. If that doesn't stop him take his phone, car keys, and computer.
Your friend is not legally responsible for any damages arising from the accident you describe, but any sexual contact between a 20 year old and a 16 year old is a felony. A common misconception about statutory rape is that there is a single age at which an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. I can imagine people at those ages who are still at basically the same life stage pretty much high schoolers, or both enrolled in community college classes, etc. Her mom even hooked them up when he was 17 and she was 14. For each state, the summary includes a definition of criminal offenses, child abuse reporting requirements, mandated reporters, where to report, and state responses to reports. The determination of whether you need legal services and your choice of a lawyer are very important matters that should not be based on websites or advertisement More.
This is not your personal soapbox. Instead, our responses are given as general information to be considered, reviewed and confirmed by an attorney more familiar with the reader's particular circumstances. Not only can he be found guilty of a sexual offense, but if found guilty it stays with him forever. I agree with Lil Sweet Heart on this point. Criminal laws deal with the legality of sexual acts.
Im pretty good at cheering people up, and in pretty helpful and useful too : Of course it gets old, but thats what happenes around here - people quick to judge and im not talking about this thread, im referring to other threads Taking offence to a post, isnt the best thing to do :. Real reason is because I'm Hispanic and her mom is a racist there is evidence she only wants whites. Once the police are called, the detective who investigates the matter decides if and what charges are to be filed. This section includes the project description and methodology. Whether you are a woman or a man, please do not speak for all women.
Some state codes define the age below which an individual cannot legally engage in sexual activities, regardless of the age of the other party. Be specific: ask a general question, get a general answer. In fact, only 12 states have a single age of consent; in these states, this age ranges from 16 to 18 years old. In some, there are limited circumstances in which an offense must be reported. This response, or any response, is not legal advice.
Minority users are encouraged to answer the question as it applies to themselves. They detail who must report i. In the remaining two-thirds of the states, the statutes outline circumstances where statutory rape is a reportable offense regardless of the relationship between the victim and the defendant. Sometimes it is difficult to identify the applicable laws because they are often embedded in the section of the code dealing with other sexual offenses e. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only. That said, you still run the risk of being arrested and charged with a number of crimes. Our relationship isn't based on that we just want to be together a couple More It is good that no sex is involved.