Legal age for dating
For the purposes of the criminal justice system, a minor is a person 10-16 years of age and an adult is a person 17 years of age or older.While the age of majority is 18, certain individual statutes define a "minor" differently.
The alcoholic beverage code actually EXPLICITLY defines a minor as a person "under 21 years of age" and an adult as a person "21 years of age or older." A 17 year old MINOR is "of age" to consent to having sex.It does not depend on what the person has been accused of. However, a 14-16 year old CHILD can be waived and tried as an adult for serious offenses.first off I'm going to point out that the issue was "dating" not "sex" .Persons between 18-20 are NOT "of age", but they are still a LEGAL adult.A 17 year old MINOR is "of age" to consent to having sex.