Georgia Constitution - Current version is available in PDF from the Georgia Secretary of State website. and in volumes 2 and 3 of the print West Code of Georgia Annotated.
(The current Georgia constitution which was ratified on November 2, 1982, and became effective July 1, 1983, repeals older constitutions). Bills - Georgia General Assembly website - The Georgia General Assembly has met annually or biennially since 1777.
But if these teens are having sex, and you live in a state where prosecutors aggressively enforce the law, it’s possible that your son could be charged with statutory rape.
Take, for example, the widely publicized case of Marcus Dwayne Dixon, an 18-year-old high school honor student and star football player who had sex with a 15-year-old female classmate.
It is the job of parents in this endeavor to be informed about laws that could affect the choices that they help their young people make to ensure that their first experiences with dating are positive and safe.
In general, minors are considered to be people who are under 18 years of age; at 18, people assume most adult legal rights except for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
Sexlaws.org/answer_board is a good place to find the age of consent for your state as well as answers to other questions about minor relationships.
Visit law.cornell.edu/ to see minor laws specific to your state.
However, because of their age difference, the jury still found Dixon guilty of statutory rape and aggravated child molestation, and sentenced him to a mandatory 10 years in prison under Georgia law.
This information was prepared as a public service of the State of Georgia to provide general information, not to advise on any specific legal problem.
It is not, and cannot be construed to be, legal advice.
In an interview after his release, Dixon told The Oprah Show, “Freedom is great.
It’s unbelievable that I’m finally home after 14 months.