Question: Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Arizona?

While the Arizona age of consent is 18 years old, the law does have special rules for minors between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. Known as the Romeo and Juliet law, it allows for consensual sex between two young partners between the ages of 15 and 19, so long as they are not more than 2 years apart in age.

Can a 18 year old date a 16 year old in AZ?

Under Arizona law, it is not illegal to date someone who is under the age of 18. However, it becomes a legal issue when engaging in sexual intercourse, sexual contact, or oral sex, even if the activity is consensual.

Can a 16 year old be 18 years old?

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.

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