Question: Is there a Romeo and Juliet law in Florida?

In Florida, it is illegal for a person age 18 or older to have sex with someone under the age of 18, even if the sex is consensual. The reason for this is that minors are not capable of giving informed consent to sex in the eyes of the law.

Can a 16 year old date a 30 year old in Florida?

Florida Age of Consent Laws 2021 Individuals aged 17 or younger in Florida are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape. Close in age exemptions exist, allowing minors aged 16 or 17 to engage in sexual intercourse with a partner no older than age 23.

Can a 18-year-old date a 15 year old legally?

Our advice to any adult, including someone who is 18, who seeks to date a fifteen-year-old is simple: do not. It is best to not claim one is “dating” another person even if one wants to say this. “Dating” can certainly imply sexual contact, which is illegal between a fifteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old.

What is considered sexting in Florida?

Under Florida Statutes 847.0141, sexting between minors is prohibited. A minor can be charged with sexting if he or she uses a cell phone, tablet, computer or other electronic device to send nude images or photos to another minor. Images sent within a 24-hour period are treated as a single offense.

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