Reading, PA asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Juvenile Law for New Jersey

Q: Can my legal guardian press charges on my boyfriend if i consented to incourse

Im 17 years old and will be 18 in august my legal guardian wants to press charges on my boyfriend for having incourse with me when i consented he 20 years old can they do that they just dont like him thats why they are doing it

2 Lawyer Answers

Leonard R. Boyer

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: The age of consent is 16 for sexual relations, but he can still be charged with endangering the welfare of a minor and there may be other possible charges.

Michael A. Conte

  • Pennington, NJ
  • Licensed in New Jersey

A: Here is the link to the NJ statute:

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