Laws for dating in wisconsin
The information in this article is the author’s own summation based upon WI statutes and her own examples for simplicity.
17 You are considered a minor (someone who is not an adult) if you are under 18 years old. Pharmacist Provision of Emergency Contraception to Women Without a Doctor’s Prescription.
Teenage Dating/Relationships; Serious and Casual: Most teens would say, “I believe everyone my age ‘is doing it’ — and so long as I use protection, I am being responsible about it.” In today’s reality, teens date, have relationships, and “kick it,” which may include sexual touching, and even lead to sexual intercourse. I am with my boyfriend or girlfriend.” However, often times the teen couples are in different grades and are different ages.
This is a legal status that lawmakers created for your protection.
We want you to be informed because being a “minor” affects your right to information and services. Keep in mind that these laws may be different for you if you are legally considered an emancipated minor, pregnant minor, minor living apart or married minor.
Teenage Hook-Ups: More common now, teenagers “hook up” at parties, after meeting online in a chat room, or through friends and most of the time they do not even know each other’s age before they have sexual contact or sexual intercourse. the male teenager finds himself in jail being charged with felony counts.
There may or may not be alcohol or drugs involved, or the younger person may or may not be truthful about his or her age (statistically it is girls that are the younger gender involved). PUNISHMENT/SENTENCE (Sexual intercourse with a person age 16 or older): Anyone who has sexual intercourse with a person who has not attained the age of 16 years is guilty of a Class A Misdemeanor and will face imprisonment and fine not to exceed 9 months or $10,000 , or both.
Your might read this and think: “Surely these laws can’t apply to me — the sex or sexual contact was consensual — I did not force her! According to Wisconsin Law, an individual under the age of 16 is a child and a child cannot give consent, therefore consent is not a defense to this CRIME . The two swear that one day they’re going to get married.