This means that it is against the law for anyone to have sex with someone who is under 17. This means that the young person must be 18 or older before the law says that they are capable of consenting to that sexual relationship.
Is it illegal to date a 17 year old in Australia?
It is an offence to have sexual intercourse with a young person aged 16 or 17 who is under a persons “special care” (Crimes Act section 73).
What happens if an 18 year old fights a 17-year-old?
Jail-time and high monetary fines are common reprimands for a conviction, especially if the endangerment involves a minor. For instance, if an adult gets into a confrontation with someone under the age 18 and injures the child, then, the adult could spends years in prison and thousands of dollars in fees.
What age can you go to jail?
Although most states allow a juvenile of 8 years old to be sent to jail, it is only in rare cases that they are sent there. However, in some states, there isnt an age limit for a child to be sent to jail. In fact, the decision is left up to the judge to decide.