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You can reach us at (480) 733-6800 or email Russ Richelsoph at [email protected]“Your Family and the Law” is written by Claudia Gilburd, founder of Teen Law School, Inc.If a 19 year old who is not in high school is involved with a minor of any age, charges can be filed against the older party.This means that a relationship considered “safe” one day, can become illegal the next day if a birthday or graduation from high school occurs.and is published as a public service to the clients and friends of Davis Miles Mc Guire Gardner, PLLC.Teen Law School presents informative seminars for teens and parents on the local, state and federal laws that pertain to typical teenage behavior and age of consent laws.The purpose of our state’s tough sex offense statues is to protect our children from sexual predators, and we can all support that intent.
The relevant criminal charge in our state is felony Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, commonly known in other states as statutory rape.Certainly, anytime non- consensual sexual acts are committed, additional and extremely serious felony sex assault charges will be filed against the offending party. Let’s say an 18 year old boy meets a precocious girl who appears to be a “safe” 17 years of age. This cautionary tale is real – it happened to the child of a friend of mine.She claims she is 17, says she’s in the 11th grade in another school and looks every bit the part. Now a convicted felon in his early 20’s, the young man had to register as a sex and is still on the national sex offender registry, is unable to find a desirable job, can’t be in the presence of children (even family members), can’t be in proximity to a school or day care facility, can’t find a girl to date, and has lost every hope he had of ever living a normal family life.Every parent knows the worry that comes when teenage children fall in love.Intense emotions, raging hormones and the pressures of a highly promiscuous teen culture can push almost any child into early sexual involvement.