Colorado dating laws minors
Although these recreational instruments may appear to be harmless, many accidents occur every year due to neglect and carelessness.
Many laws have been passes to protect both the recreationalist and the non-recreationalist.
Even though drinking is illegal, there are some exceptions to the rule.
Sometimes referred to as the "Romeo and Juliet law," it protects underage couples from prosecution if they have consensual sex but one (or both) partners have not reached the age of consent.
An additional defense to a charge of statutory rape is that the alleged perpetrator and victim are legally married.
In such cases, common law marriages do not apply and will not be a viable defense strategy.
Source: ageofconsent.net, "Colorado Age of Consent Laws 2017," accessed Feb.
Age of Majority Colorado law (2-4-401(6)) defines a minor as a person who has not attained the age of 21, except as otherwise provided in the express language of another statute.
The age of majority is the age when young people are considered adults for most matters.