You may not have sexual intercourse (legally defined to include oral & anal) with anyone under the age of 18 years old. You may kiss a 17 year old, so long as it is consensual. I guess that you inquiry sort of begs the question "How old are YOU?" If you are far older than the 17 year old, then many people may find the relationship objectionable (her parents, her classmates, her teachers). You may want to be very careful how you go about this. You can always let this young person know how you feel about him or her, but it might be better to wait on dating until the 18th birthday.
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If there's a significant age difference (i.e. more than a couple years at that age), you should probably ask mature friends and family who you trust and/or a counselor about why you are hanging out with/interested in someone that age and take their advice. Legally there is nothing wrong about consensual kissing with a 17-year old. Kissing leads to more, though, sometimes pretty quickly, and if you're a different age than she is by a bit, you already might have substantial impulse control and judgment issues you should be working on before you take a chance of putting yourself in criminal jeopardy and putting her and your futures at risk (in terms of pregnancy.)
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Legal trouble from kissing (on the lips)? No. Legal trouble from what someone may say happened, yes. I would say, be interested, but from a safe distance. Try holding hands.
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