Question: Is the Romeo and Juliet law in Texas?

Essentially, the Texas Romeo and Juliet law exempts teenagers and young adults who engage in sexual relations with teens under the age of consent from being classified as sex offenders. The accusation of having sexual relations with a minor is a serious matter. But the Romeo and Juliet law may apply to your case.

Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Texas 2021?

According to Texas Romeo and Juliet Law, anyone between the ages of 14 and 17 can legally give consent to have sex with someone within 3 years of their age. This means that an 18-year-old and 15-year-old would be able to have consensual sex under Texas law without it being considered a child sex offense.

Can a 16-year-old date a 19 year old in Texas?

The age of consent in Texas is 17. This means any individual 17 years or older can legally agree to have sex or participate in sexual activities. Therefore, any minor 16 or younger cannot consent to sex with adults.

Can a 23 year old date a 16-year-old in Texas?

Understanding Statutory Rape It can even happen when the minor agrees to sexual activity. For example, if a 23-year-old and a 16-year-old were in a relationship and had intercourse, the 23-year-old would be guilty of statutory rape, no matter if the 16-year-old provided his or her consent or not.

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