All states which place the age of consent younger than 16 years of age have provisions that differentiate between an adult sexual partner and a minor sexual partner. Some states consider the age difference between a teen and her sexual partner, both in determining whether a law has been broken and in determining how severe the charges should be.Limits governing sexual contact between two minors vary from allowing two to four years' difference.My question involves criminal law for the state of: Oregon I know that there aren't laws against "dating" specifically, but here is my concern: I am a (mature) 17 year old and my boyfriend is a few years older than me. Another question- if I wanted to get an opinion from a lawyer locally (not that this site isn't full of people who know what they're talking about, but it is stated that this website should not be used as a substitute for legal advice), is it possible to just make a general appointment with one to ask questions pertaining to this situation?
We have a pretty innocent physical relationship: we kiss (we do not make out), hold hands, snuggle while watching movies, etc. Could just any random person report seeing us do those things and assume we have a sexual relationship? I feel like there has to be some resource to the local public aside from a google search, you know?" Is there any risk to kissing, holding hands, and snuggling while I'm under 18? First of all, Oregon has a 3 yr close in age defence.Could just any random person report seeing us do those things and assume we have a sexual relationship? If he is less than three years older than you, whatever you do is legal., refers to the age at which a young person can legally consent to sexual activity.All sexual activity without consent, regardless of age, is a criminal offence.I know about the sexual consent age law here, but what about dating? But if the parents of the 17 year old object to her/him dating a 22 year old, the parents can say no, and the 22 year old will have no legal basis to do anything except find someone his own age.