Also, if she lives with her parents, they do have a right to control her movements on dating issues. For the purposes of estates, a minor is a person under 21.For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.When explaining certain things to a layperson that is not well versed in legal terminology, it is common to use phrases like "a minor would be considered an adult for the purpose of.....". And that would be hard to do with a "sex offender" label following you.However, phrases such as this are not actually LEGALLY correct. Oh..then you only have to worry about Class C felonies instead of statutory rape. [QUOTE=confused232]The alcoholic beverage code actually EXPLICITLY defines a minor as a person "under 21 years of age" and an adult as a person "21 years of age or older." Indecency with a child EXPLICITLY defines a child to be a person "under 17 years of age." The Juvenile Justice Code EXPLICITLY defines a minor as being "under 17 years of age" and an adult as being "17 years of age or older."[/QUOTE I think you are making this harder than it has to be, it depends on context of the statement and laws, as shown above, you can have sex at a certain age before you can drink, but since you can have sex, it does not give you the right to buy alcohol. However, there are certain specific statutes that define "minor" as a person under an age different than 18. (Many statutes in Texas define a "minor" as a person under the age of 17 and in one case as a person under the age of 21). States are very specific about statutory rape, child abuse, and enticing a minor for indecent purposes.Rule Six Current thinking is that in order for you and me to get to know each other, we should talk politics, sports, and other issues. Your ignorance and stupidity will only serve to anger me.
While you can be tried as an adult in some instances, you still can not vote, drink, or be on a legal contract, like a rental agreement. It does not depend on what the person has been accused of. However, a 14-16 year old CHILD can be waived and tried as an adult for serious offenses. What you are missing is that regardless of the age of consent, her parents still have the final say on whom she can see, talk and date.
Therefore, you may, as a 21 year old, date your 17 year old girlfriend. Click on this link for the thread I'm referring to I know if she were younger, they could file statutory rape charges, but with her so close to adult, I am just not sure. For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.
Also, the "unwritten" law for the age of consent for deviate sexual intercourse or sexual contact is 17, making your girlfriend "of age" and competence to make any such decision. I am dating a 23 year old and I was just wondering if it was against the law. The Texas Penal Code is on line, and you can double check there. Go check out the Penal Code for your states to see what the law is in your state. For this purpose, a minor DOES NOT include a 17-year-old. While the age of majority is 18, certain individual statutes define a "minor" differently.
To this end, you only need two words: "early" and "sir." Rule Seven Do not touch my daughter.
You may glance at her adoringly, so long as you do not peer at anything below the neck.