Will the Romeo and Juliet law protect me?

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Will the Romeo and Juliet law protect me?

I’m 17 and this guy is 14. This year he’s turning 15 and Im turning 18. Will the Romeo and Juliet law

protect me from any criminal charges?

Asked on May 13, 2019 under Criminal Law, Texas

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

Yes, it will as long as he was 14 or over when you and he first had intimate relations. The "Romeo & Juliet" law protects people when the older person is no more more than three years older than the younger, and the younger is at least 14.


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