Question: What is the legal dating age in New Jersey?

Consent Laws in NJ The age of consent in New Jersey is 16 years old, meaning that anyone who is at least 16 years of age can legally consent to sexual activity with another adult—no matter what age.

Can a 16 year old date a 20 year old in NJ?

As a general matter, this means that a person who is 16 years old can generally consent to have sex with any adult, regardless of age. Like most other states, New Jerseys laws allow for consensual sex between minors below the age of consent, if they are close to the same age.

In New Jersey, the official age of consent is 16, but there are some caveats that need to be addressed. A person under the age of 13 cannot give consent.

Can a 16 year old date a 30 year old in New Jersey?

The age of consent in New Jersey is 16 years old, meaning that anyone who is at least 16 years of age can legally consent to sexual activity with another adult—no matter what age.

Can a 17 year old date a 15 year old in NJ?

In New Jersey, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 16), even if the sex is consensual.

Can a 14 year old date a 17 year old in NJ?

2 attorney answers The age of consent is 16 but there is an exception to sexual assault based on less than a 4 year gap in age. However the person can still be subject to endangering which has an 18 year old age.

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