Asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: So I'm 18 and my girlfriend is 15 . Can we have sex Without me getting in trouble if her dad finds out? what can happen?

My birthday is 9/29/1997 and my girlfriend is 8/3/2000. We're both in highschool I'm a senior and she's a sophomore.

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Christopher M. Lankford
Christopher M. Lankford
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: The law has an exception for individuals who are less than 3 years apart. Based on your birthdays, you two just made it. This means that she is not committing a statutory rape because your ages are within 3 years of each other. There is no crime if you both otherwise consent.

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