Pinson, AL asked in Family Law and Juvenile Law for Florida

Q: What is the romeo and juliet law in florida? & what is the age requirements for dating?

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Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
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  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: By "dating", do you mean sex? As indicated in Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ages_of_consent_in_the_United_States#Florida],

"The age of consent in Florida is 18, but close-in-age exemptions exist. By law, the exception permits a person 23 years of age or younger to engage in legal sexual activity with a minor aged 16 or 17."

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