Boaz, AL asked in Child Custody and Family Law for Alabama

Q: is it illegal for me and my girlfriend to run away out of the country im 16 and she is 14. if so how much trouble would

we be in?

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman
Mr. James Parrish Coleman
  • Divorce Lawyer
  • Robertsdale, AL

A: The short answer is that you would be in a world of trouble. You and she are both minors, and cannot yet be emancipated -- that is seen as adults-- because of your ages. You are barely outside the limits of the age difference that would make having sex with your 14 year old girlfriend illegal. If a person who is 18 years old has sex with a person who has not turned 16 years of age -- the 18 year old is guilty of a class B felony. You and she would also be subject to the sanctions of the juvenile system if you attemted this.

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