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Q: If a 17 year old girl who is going to be turning 18 in four months is dating and having sex with a 15 year old is thiok

I think it's disgusting and illegal, am I right.

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

I wouldn't say it is OK but it's not illegal. As long as you are within 3 years in age itis an affimative defense to the criminal offense.

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Q: Can a 13 year old go to jail for stealing from a vending machine
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

No. At most it would be a fine unless thge amount of the theft was over $50. Or if damages to the machine were over $50.

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Q: Can a 16 year old boy and a 14 year old girl have sexual contact and date?

The boy will be 17 on September 14 and the girl will be 15 on January 2.

They live in weslaco Texas

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

Yes, as long as you are no greater than 3 years apart in age it is an affirmative defense to the charge.

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Q: My friend is 15 and he harassed a 11 year old girl that he wanted to touch her butt on a text is this a felony?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

No, it could possibly be a misdemeanor and if he touches her it could possibly be a felony.

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Q: Is it legal for two 16 year olds to have sex if it is concentual?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

Yes as long as it is consensual and and you are different sexes.

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Q: Can a 17 year old female date a 15 year old male and not get into trouble with the law? Live in Texas
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Aug 6, 2015

Yes, as long as you are no greater than 3 years apart in birthdays. It is an affirmative defense.

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Q: Did a 16 year old boy, commit a crime by have sex with my 13 year old daughter, and giving her genital herpes
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

Yes and if he knew that he had it possibly two different offenses.

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Q: Can a 15 year old be charged with anything if the parents of his 13 year old girlfriend have told them to stop talking?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

If you are doing it in a harassing manner, yes.

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Q: Is it illegal for a 17 year old boy to have sex with a 14 year old girl in the state of Texas?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

Not if they are having consensual sex and they are no more than 3 years apart in age. TO THE DAY. Check your birthdays.

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Q: Can a 15 year old boy fight a 13 year old boy ?

The 13 year old got a concussion and his parents pressed charges on the 15 year old

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

Did they agree to fight or was the 15 year old just wanting to fight? It makes a difference and if the State really wants to play hardball they could charge the 15 year old with Injury to a Child which is a felony.

1 Answer | Asked in Juvenile Law for Texas on
Q: I'm 17 and my girlfriend is 16 if she pregnant can I go to jail for it I live Houston tx

I really wanna know

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

Probably not, but it may be determined by where you had sex. In Texas the age of consent is 17, with a 3 year window) but in other states the age of consent can be lower and then this would not even be an issue.

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Q: what is a parents right with a 13 yr old unruley child who is abuseing me . single parent.
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

You need to be a little more specific. Are you talking about disciplinary actions? You still have the right to discipline her within reason.

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Q: im going to court for a 3rd degree felony. I am on probation for truancy. im 16. what are the chances of tjjd?

probation for truancy. almost 17. 4th time going to court.

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

If that is the only other criminal history that you have the chances are very small that you will go to TJJD.

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Q: 15 & 14 yr old having sex, constantly fight, defiant, girls mother is no help, CPS called, other options?

They were told they can't be at our home doing this. Her mom dropped her off and does not listen either. We are fed up. This is affecting our family.

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on Jun 5, 2015

As long as it is consensual not really a whole lot you can do but lock your son up.

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: In the state of Texas, can an 18 year old go to jail if they had sex with a 15 year old when they were 17?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

No, as long as the sex was consensual.

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Q: he has been incarcerated for over 15 years he is devout Christian will there be any chance of him getting out or paroled

I have a question will he be able to get a reduction of sentence for this set this sentence overturned he has been across the river over 15 years he is now a devout Christian is change his ways I believe you would be very good candidate for parole

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

It would depend if Jesus is on the parole board, if not, it probably makes no difference.

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Q: Can a 18 year old girl go to jail for dating a 16 year old boy but there birthdays are on the same month
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

No, if you are less than 3 years apart sexual relations that are consensual are allowed.

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Q: someone is out on bail and confessed to sexual child abuse and is being charged with CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF child

someone is out on bail and confessed to sexual child abuse and is being charged with CONTINUOUS SEXUAL ABUSE OF YOUNG CHILD and he is still around young kids can he do that?

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

Yes, unless the conditions of his bond says he cannot be around young children he has not been found guilty of any charge. But it is almost 100% certain that his bonds conditions would not allow him to be around children.

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Q: If the age of consent is 16, and there's a 3 year difference, is it protected by the Romeo and Juliet law?

Okay, im 19 and im heading to ohio and im going to go see my ex who is 16. In ohio it states that the age of consent is 16, my mom is worried that things might happen and if they do am i within the legal guidlines if something does happen?

Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

The age of consent is 17 and there is a 3 year Romeo and Juliet exception. But that only works if the younger person is at least 14.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: If I have an OL and an interlock device can my probation officer violate me if I drove outside my restricted hours?
Brian John Willett
Brian John Willett answered on May 26, 2015

Yes, that is a violation of your conditions of your occupational license and possibly your probation.

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