Its not illegal to date, but you cannot legally consent to any sexual contact until you are 16.
Can you date a 17 year old if youre 18?
In California, the age of consent is 18. For example, if a teenager is 17-years-of-age or younger, he or she cannot legally consent to sexual activity. Therefore, if an adult age 18 or older has sex with someone who is 17 or younger, they can face criminal charges under Californias statutory rape law.
Is it illegal to text with a minor?
It is not illegal to text a minor. However, it is illegal to entice a minor into sexual activities. So, if you asked for naked pictures knowing that this person was a minor, then yes it would be very illegal and you would be in a lot of trouble.
Can you go to jail for texting an underage girl?
YES, you can get in trouble for texting a minor depending on the facts involved. Unlawful Transaction with Minor, 3rd Degree is a Class A misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 1 year in jail and a $500 fine plus court costs.