Illegal dating age
It was only then that my client found out that she was 15.Even then he believed he was protected because the girl had admitted that she lied about her age and even admitted to having shown him her sister’s driver’s license.
The answer to the question is contained in the trite but partly true expression that “15 will get you 20”.
The State was still going to prosecute the case but neither the prosecutor, nor the girls’ parents wanted his life ruined.
Ultimately, I was able to work out a deal for probation before judgment which will allow him to have the matter expunged in 3 years.
In other words, it may or may not be illegal for an 19 year old to have sex with a 15 year old or a 18 year old to have sex with a 14 year old depending upon when the participants birthdays occur.
A violation of the statute only occurs if the participants’ birthdays are four years or more apart.
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The real problem for my client was not the threat of incarceration as I knew that State was unlikely to seek it in this case.