Question: What are the dating laws in California?

18 years of age. Under California law, a person must be at least 18 years of age in order legally to have sex with another person to whom he or she is not married. Having sex with a person under the legal age of consent will subject a person to criminal liability.

Can a 18 year old date a 30 year old in California?

The age of consent in California is 18. Under the law, teenagers do not have the legal capacity to decide to engage in sexual intercourse.

Does California have a Romeo and Juliet Law 2020?

Although there is no Romeo and Juliet law in California, other defenses may be available to a person accused of statutory rape.

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