Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

I'm 22 years old and live in georgia. If I have sex with a 17 year old, could I get in trouble?

Asked on 6/06/13, 9:57 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Robert Gardner Hicks, Massey & Gardner, LLP

As the legal age for consent in Georgia is 16, you could not be charged with a sexual offense in Georgia so long as the contact was consensual. However, this does not mean that it is a good idea to have such a relationship with a person who is still a minor, as his/her parents could cause you trouble for contributing to the delinquency of a minor (if you furnish them alcohol or cause them to spurn their parent's authority) or possibly even interference with custody.

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Answered on 6/07/13, 10:47 am

Lawrence Lewis Lawrence Lewis, P.C.

No. See website for info on sex offenses:


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Answered on 6/11/13, 8:26 pm

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