Dating a minor laws in florida
To learn more about legal age laws in general, take a look at our article on state age laws.
Florida Age of Majority The age of majority in Florida is 18.
Sex offenders are required to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Their incapacity is written into the statute—hence the term “statutory” rape.In the eyes of the law minors lack the capacity to make the decision to give their consent for sex.Some exceptions to this age of consent requirement exist, such as, if the couple is married, or if the minor is legally emancipated.The age of consent can vary among states, and some states differentiate between consensual sex between minors who are close in age (for example, two teenagers of the same age), as opposed to sex between a minor and a much older adult.For more information on statutory rape and the history of this crime, see Statutory Rape.