It's definately written in "legal speak" but you can read the age of consent (statutory rape) laws for Florida over at and that doesn't even figure the amounts I was already spending in rent, utilities and food for the REST of the occupants. unless you have a job that pays around ,000 a year ... You know, they IRS guy that takes all that money out of your paycheck. That we shouldn't tell them how much children cost and try to stop them from a huge mistake before they make it?page=Florida Regards, Joluko The age of consent for Florida is 16 as long as the person is not older than 24. Go down to your local Piggly Wiggly and walk through the baby care section. I figured that a baby was costing me the equivolent of a brand new ipod every 12 days. ,000 a year for the baby ,000 a year for the necessities of life for you You shouldn't be having a baby. My worry and concern is for the unborn child that will not live up to potential because some idiot of a 15 year old kid decides that the best thing she can do to prove she is an adult is to have sexual relations. However, I will reserve it for the innocents in this little after school special...“Romeo & Juliet” Florida has what is known as the “Romeo & Juliet” law, which is a law that is applied to Florida statutory rape cases in which the individuals are close in age.Under Florida Statute 943.04354, an individual is not guilty of statutory rape if a) the “victim” was between the ages of 13 and 17, and b) the perpetrator was no more than four years older than the victim.Florida’s Age of Consent Laws While the age of consent is 18 in Florida, the state has several provisions that allow and disallow sexual conduct between certain aged individuals.For instance: “Ignorance of age” is not a valid defense to statutory rape charges, according to Florida Statute 794.021, no matter how “mature” a victim may appear to the average observer.Furthermore, any individual convicted of statutory rape prior to the law’s enactment in 2007 – and if their case meets the provisions set forth in Statute 943.04354 – may remove their name from the mandatory registration as a sexual offender or predator.Your Defense to Statutory Rape Charges in Orlando, FL If you have been charged with statutory rape in Florida, the Orlando sex crimes attorneys at The Baez Law Firm will evaluate every aspect of your case and gather as much evidence as is available in order to form a solid defense on your behalf.
Florida prosecutors have for decades been charging mostly heterosexual teenage males with the sex offense “lewd and lascivious assault or battery” upon their teenage girlfriends.This means, under Florida law, that it is a sex offense - “lewd and lascivious molestation” - punishable by up to fifteen years in prison, for a sixteen year old to engage in sexual activity with a fifteen year old.Technically speaking, under the terms of the statute, if two fifteen year olds engage in sexual activity together, they are both committing sex offenses upon each other under Florida law.In recent weeks there has been an internet explosion of articles about Florida’s prosecution of a teenager engaged in sexual activity with another teenager.Much of the focus of the recent articles has been the fact that the sexual activity was between two teenagers of the same sex.