Dating law offender sex
Even though a pregnancy can be seen as ‘evidence’ that underage sex has taken place – they’ll still be looking more at whether there was abuse or exploitation that led to the pregnancy.
The size of the age gap between you here could influence this – the bigger a difference in age you have, the more likely the older person will get into trouble.
In the statutory rape case I had, an expert testified that the danger of a repeat offense was low for that particular crime. The test for modification is like a three-legged stool; if one leg is removed or missing, the stool falls. we further hold that when the environment provided by the custodial parent is found to be adverse to the child’s best interest, and that the circumstances of the non-custodial parent have changed that he or she is able to provide an environment more suitable than that of the custodial parent, the chancellor may modify custody accordingly.” The court in added: “We further hold that where a child living in a custodial environment clearly adverse to the child’s best interest, somehow appears to remain unscarred by his or her surroundings, the chancellor is not precluded from removing the child for placement in a healthier environment.
The Mississippi Legislature, however, has made an affirmative finding in MCA § 45-33-21, which states, “The Legislature finds that and the protection of the public from these offenders is of paramount concern and interest to the government.” The statement is not dispositive of the issue in and of itself, but it does provide a starting point. If one prongs of the test is removed or missing, the case falls. * * * A child’s resilience and ability to cope with difficult circumstances should not serve to shackle the child to an unhealthy home, especially when a healthier one beckons.” does not mandate that dangerous or illegal behavior be present in order to modify custody, and a chancellor is not required to wait until a child’s safety is in question before removing him or her from an obviously detrimental environment.
Lots of relationships start this way, but unfortunately this is where the law gets REALLY confusing.
By sending sexually explicit images or messages you’re actually breaking two laws.
In the UK, this is 16 – but you might feel ready earlier or later than that.
This is just one reason why the law is confusing and hard to follow.
The polestar consideration in child custody cases is the best interest and welfare of the child. Visit Childline for confidential advice and support.It’s not up to your parents to decide if you can break the law.If you are charged, the likelihood is you could be given a caution, a fine, imprisoned or possibly put on the Sex Offenders Register.The Government has stressed that the law is intended to protect children from abuse by adult sexual predators, and is not to be used to prosecute teenagers who are close in age for having consensual sex – meaning, both of you want to have sex and don’t feel under pressure.