Dating age limit laws
While not universal, curfew laws generally mean that people under the age of 18 are not allowed out in public or in business establishments after certain hours.
If one or both people who are out on a date are affected by the curfew law, then it will mean that their date needs to end before the time in the law, or that the date has to move to a private establishment such as a person's home or apartment.
It is seldom true to say simply that a certain jurisdiction has an age of consent of x.
The age may be different for different types of activity, it may depend on the age of the other party ( Romeo and Juliet provisions), and there may be other such variables.
Legal statutes generally do not straightforwardly state any age of consent.
Rather, a large body of laws make it illegal for people to engage in a variety of activities with other people who are below a variety of minimum ages.
If, however, the other party is four or more years older, they will likely be charged with statutory sexual assault.
Each of these charges has different meaning and very different types of penalties, and if you have been accused of violating any of the Pennsylvania’s age of consent laws then you need an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can defend you and work to get the charges against you dropped or reduced. Jensen Attorneys at Law, we understand how upsetting it is to be charged with this type of crime, and we will work hard to clear your name.
Several laws can affect relationships when age is a factor, and these laws often are established by states or municipalities.
One major issue that can put a crimp in your Saturday night is a curfew law.
The oldest and most common age is 18, but some states or local jurisdictions might have laws that say people aged 16, or even 15, are old enough to be able to have sex if they consent to doing so.
If one person is younger than the age of consent, then any sexual acts, consensual or otherwise, can be considered statutory rape.