Texas laws about minors dating non minors
My question involves criminal law for the state of: TX I am 14, turning 15 in a few days, and I'm wanting to date a guy who is 17, turning 18 in a little over 3 months. He only goes to prison for years instead of decades.
When I turn 15 he will still be 17 and I know the law will not apply then but when he turns 18 in June can he be charged with anything if we have sex??? The romeo exception takes statutory rape off the table, but there are still a host of other charges.
For the purposes of thissection, a "minor" is a person under the age of 18 years and an"adult" is a person who is at least 18 years of age.(c) Any person who engages in an act of unlawful sexualintercourse with a minor who is more than three years younger thanthe perpetrator is guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, andshall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding oneyear, or by imprisonment in the state prison.(d) Any person 21 years of age or older who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is under 16 years of ageis guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, and shall be punishedby imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or byimprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, anadult who engages in an act of sexual intercourse with a minor inviolation of this section may be liable for civil penalties in thefollowing amounts:(D) An adult over the age of 21 years who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years of age isliable for a civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars(,000).
We are 2 years and 8 months apart, therefore (obviously), we are less then 3 years apart. I've heard from 2 other people and they said it was legal.
And there is no need to be sarcastic, I'm asking a question, so answer it and leave the rest of your comments to yourself. However, other charges such as contributing to the delinquency of a minor, sexual abuse and other related charges may still be levied.
He would go to prison for several years and register as a sex offender.
A current or previous dating or marital relationship shall not besufficient to constitute consent where consent is at issue in aprosecution under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289.
Nothing in this section shall affect the admissibility of evidenceor the burden of proof on the issue of consent.261.7.