But it may be confusing to some people about the term "minor" and the concept of when it is "legal" to have sex. I read that as long as there is no more than 3 years' difference, it is legal. Confused female, age 16, USA Dear Confused, It is illegal to have sex with him, because the age of consent in California is 18.
A two-year age difference isn’t particularly alarming, and dating is fairly standard at that age.
TP-ing the neighborhood or shoplifting may have landed them a slap on the wrist last week, but that is no longer the case.
Even some minor drug possession charges that may have been overlooked at 17 can lead to some jail time at 18.
I have read the penal codes and they are confusing so I thought I would ask you about it.
Could you please tell me everything and maybe show me laws to give me a little more confidence? Dear Jeff, It seems arbitrary that sex with your girlfriend becomes illegal when you reach your eighteenth birthday, but it's true.