At Davis/Miles, we have assembled a multi-talented attorney group ready to protect your rights aggressively against any complaint or action that might involve a member of your family.Your family’s protection is always our first concern.Teen Law School presents informative seminars for teens and parents on the local, state and federal laws that pertain to typical teenage behavior.For more information or to request a seminar in your area, please visit call 1-877-4TEENLAW.This means that any person 17 years old or younger in our state, unless legally married, is considered incapable of agreeing to sexual behavior and therefore any sexual behavior they are engaged in (heterosexual or homosexual) is illegal.
Twenty-five states set the age of consent at 16, eight states set it at 17, and Arizona is one of seven states that set the age of consent at 18.
There are two defenses to this charge in Arizona which have direct bearing on teenage romances. rule states that if the age difference between the mutually consenting, minor partners is 24 months or less, and no one is 14 years or younger, and no one is 19 years old and not in high school, the sexual conduct is unlikely to warrant a charge by the county attorney.
However, if the age difference is greater than 24 months, by even one day, charges can be brought, potentially against both parties.
If a 19 year old who is not in high school is involved with a minor of any age, charges can be filed against the older party.
This means that a relationship considered “safe” one day, can become illegal the next day if a birthday or graduation from high school occurs.