Question: Can a 22 year old date a 17 year old in New Mexico?

Statutes governing New Mexicos age of consent, associated criminal charges, available defenses, and penalties for conviction. In New Mexico, 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.

Question Answer At what age is a person able to consent? 17 years old. New Mexico Statutes §30-9-11.

Does New Mexico have Romeo and Juliet law?

New Mexicos Romeo and Juliet exemption protects from prosecution certain minors who engage in consensual sex. The law applies to consensual sexual acts between a minor who is 13 or older and a defendant who is younger than 18 and less than four years older than the younger minor. (N.M. Stat. Ann.

Is it illegal to date a minor in New Mexico?

Statutes governing New Mexicos age of consent, associated criminal charges, available defenses, and penalties for conviction. In New Mexico, 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.

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