Sexual Activity with a 16/17 Year Old

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According to Florida law, it is "unlawful to engage in any kind of sexual activity with a 16/17 year old minor." Regardless of whether you had the consent of the minor, this law specifically states that sexual relations with a teenager is illegal. If the offender is over 24 years old, this is a felony offense.

Accused of having sex with a minor between the ages of 16 and 17? You could be facing harsh penalties, not to mention a damaged reputation. A skilled defense is your best chance at reducing these charges or possibly clearing your name of these allegations. Our experienced Florida sex crime attorneys are able to devote more than 150 years of shared experience to your case.

We will fight relentlessly for the best possible outcome on your behalf. Call (888) 497-0216 today!

What is the difference between Non-consensual and Consensual Sex?

Consensual sex is sex between two adults who both agree to sexual contact. Non-consensual sex occurs when there is either a rape of an adult by another person or if sex is performed with a minor child who is not old enough to give their consent to sexual activity.

Penalties for Sexual Activity

Even if the teenager in questions consented to sexual activity, it is still illegal and severely punishable. Additionally, repeat offenders face immediately harsher penalties.

Some of the penalties for this crime could include the following:

  • A second degree felony charge
  • 10 to 15 years of incarceration
  • A $10,000 fine
  • Mandatory lifelong sex offender registration

Defenses such as having the consent of the minor, not knowing the age of the minor, or being close to the age of the minor will not hold up in court and will not prevent these charges from being prosecuted.

With 24/7 availability, our skilled Florida sex crime attorneys can guide you through legal emergencies. Contact Musca Law for skilled representation from an award-winning firm!

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