I Been in A RelationShip With A 20 YearOld For The Past Couple Months Im 16 in His 20..Now im Pregnant In My Mom Wants To Press Charges Is It Possible? He Didnt Force Me To Have Sex Are Never Talk About It Are Tried To Put A Move..i Wanted To...My Mom Is Trying To Lie inSay She Didnt KnowHe Was Older Then 18 But She Knew Because I Told Her n The Begining Of The Relationship..???? Another Question Please Now Im Pregnant In My Whole Family Is Making Me Get An Abortion Can They Do That ???? He Is Currently Living In California.iN iM Living n The State Of Nevada One Question Is There Different Laws?
You might want to do a google scholar search for the Nevada laws on sex and a Minor's ability to consent and the age that can occur. Try shouselaw.com/nevada/age-consent.html.
The information there seems to say that a minor aged sixteen may legally consent to sex with another person unless the other is an instructor in which case the minor (student) must be 18.
DAs and not members of the general public "press charges"
You asked if there was difference between CA and NV law. Yes. Unless the two of you are married, sex in California would be illegal and he could be prosecuted. Unless you were lawfully married.
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Firstly, no one can force you to get an abortion. I recommend that you speak with a neutral counselor to help you with this decision (such as planned parenthood which is a free service). With regard to forcing charges, no, your family does not have the power to "press charges." Only the prosecutor can file charges. If your family reports the incident to the police the police may or may not choose to investigate. If they do investigate, remember that no one, not even the police, can force you or the father of your child to give a statement! If contacted by police for a statement, tell them you want a lawyer and have your lawyer contact them once one is hired. Do NOT say anything whatsoever without a lawyer. Whether criminal charges can be filed depends on the state where you had sex with your boyfriend. I am not licensed to practice Nevada law, but in California, your boyfriend could be charged despite the fact that you gave consent. Consent from a minor does not make the act legal. If your boyfriend is charged, he faces very serious consequences including prison and registering as a sex offender for the rest of his life. If this does turn into an investigation with the police, he needs a lawyer ASAP.
Debra S. White, Esq.
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