Legal Question in Administrative Law in North Carolina

jail time or not

If a person is being accused of seeing

some one the is young and the

guardian does not wish to press charges

but a third party does want to can they

go to jail?

Asked on 9/17/08, 12:20 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Daniel Meier Meier & Franklin, PLLC

Re: jail time or not

If they are below the age of consent, or the relationship is illegal, it is up to the State to press charges, not the Guardian, so, yes, jail time is a possibility, but there are a lot of facts that would have to be known before any real advice could be given. But, the Guardian cannot consent for a minor to enter into a relationship the State considers illegal.

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Answered on 9/17/08, 7:59 am

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