Alvin, TX asked in Criminal Law, Family Law and Child Custody for Texas

Q: I got my cousin pregnant when I was 17 but turned 18 while she was pregnant she is 15 can I go to jail for this

1 Lawyer Answer

Roy Lee Warren

  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Yes, you could go to jail because having sex with a minor is against the law. However when the participants ages are not greater than 3 years apart the is an affirmative defense (meaning you must assert the defense or it is waived) known as the "Romeo and Juliet" law that can be a defense for you. Good luck and I hope it all works out for you.

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