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My question is, if a girl is 18 the male is 17 and if he was

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hi so my question is, if a girl is 18 the male is 17 and if he was 100% sober while the girl is wasted. and he had sex with her, if she didn't want it. is it consensual?
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.
Customer: indiana but it happened in florida
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: no not yet i want to but i want to find out things first
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: no thank you
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Legal
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

Good morning,

If the girl did not want to have sex and indicates they don't want it, no, it's not consensual. It's a criminal act.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

Consent is defined in Florida within the criminal statue related to sexual battery. 794.011 Sexual battery.—(a) “Consent” means intelligent, knowing, and voluntary consent and does not include coerced submission. “Consent” shall not be deemed or construed to mean the failure by the alleged victim to offer physical resistance to the offender.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

If the 18 year old was drunk, they could not give an intelligent, knowing and voluntary consent, and beyond that, indicated they did not want to have sex. The 17 year old could be looking at a felony charge in such a case.

Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 4 months ago.

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