Question: Is a 17 year old dating a 18 legal in California?

In California, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.

Can a 17 year old date a 18 year old in California?

In California, the age of consent is 18. For example, if a teenager is 17-years-of-age or younger, he or she cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Therefore, if an adult age 18 or older has sex with someone who is 17 or younger, they can face criminal charges under Californias statutory rape law.

Joliet Sex Offense Criminal Attorney Under Illinois law, the age of consent for any type of sexual activity is, typically, 17 years. This means anyone younger than 17 years of age cannot lawfully consent to any type of sex act involving sexual conduct. Sexual conduct is the touching of any sex organ of another.

What happens if a 19 year old gets a 17 year old pregnant?

Yes. It is called statutory rape and if there is less than a 3 year difference in ages, it is a misdemeanor and no sex registration. Minors cannot consent to sex so the adult can be charged criminally.

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