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.At Davis Miles Mc Guire Gardner, we have assembled a multi-talented attorney group ready to protect your rights aggressively against any complaint or action that might involve a member of your family.
Certainly, anytime non- consensual sexual activity occurs, additional and extremely serious felony sex assault charges will be filed against the offending party. Let’s say an 18 boy meets a precocious girl who appears to be a “safe” 17 years of age. The girl tells her friend who tells her mother who calls the police because she knows the girl to be 15, not 17.
She claims she is 17, says she’s in the 11th grade in another school and looks every bit the part. That boy could well be charged because even though he was mistaken about her age, he should have made reasonable attempts to determine her age. Did he question her family or friends about her age?
They engage in sexual behavior which according to A. This cautionary tale is real – it happened to the child of friend of mine.
Now a convicted felon in his early 20’s, the young man 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.
Safe sex saves lives as well as future hopes and dreams.
Charges of sexual misconduct are extremely serious for young people and adults, and require expert representation by skilled attorneys with specialties in the field.There are two defenses to this charge in Arizona which have direct bearing on teenage romances. The rule states that if the age difference between the mutually consenting, minor partners is 24 months or less, and no one is 14 years or younger, and no one is 19 years old and not in high school, the sexual conduct is unlikely to warrant a charge by the county attorney.However, if the age difference is greater than 24 months, by even one day, charges can be brought, potentially against both parties.Please share these laws and defenses with your children as soon as possible; pull out a multi-year calendar and make certain your children understand the 24 month age difference that should always be respected in their choice of a romantic partner.Make certain your children over 19 and not in high school realize that the only legal choices for them are young women or men age 18 and older.For more information or to request a seminar in your area, please visit call 1-877-4TEENLAW.Today, Sarah still lives in Paradise Valley, about a mile from where she grew up and where her home was raided.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.