What Is The Age of Consent in Michigan?

by Nicole Blank Becker on Jan. 18, 2019

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Summary: Getting into trouble does not only end with the presence of consent when you have sexual intercourse. You must be sure the individual you are having sex with has attained the statutory age of consent.

Getting into trouble does not only end with the presence of consent when you have sexual intercourse. You must be sure the individual you are having sex with has attained the statutory age of consent.

In the United States, the age of consent is known as the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.A common misconception about statutory rape is that there is a single age at which an individual can legally consent to sexual activity. The Age of Consent ranges state-by-state from 16 to 18 years old across the United States.

While states like New York, Tennessee and Iowa has 18 and states like Mississippi, Idaho and Texas have 17, In Michigan, the age of consent for sexual relations is 16 years old. This means that, in most cases, a 16 year old can consent to sexual activity.

However, if you get involved in a sexual contact with a person below 16 years of age, it is always illegal regardless of consent or knowledge of the minor’s age.

Regardless of the question as to whether, you as a 16 year old are mature enough to make primed decisions as regards sexual activity, it is, in technical terms legal for you, at this age to have sexual relations which you consent to.

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