Does Illinois Have Romeo and Juliet Laws? Not Really
Romeo and Juliet may be a famous tragedy, but it’s often a tragedy that still plays out in the Illinois courts for star-crossed lovers whose relationships are considered against the law.
Statutory rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, rape, and unlawful sexual intercourse are just a few of the crimes that can be committed by unsuspecting teens in relationships. In many places, Romeo and Juliet laws are in place to help reduce the consequences for teens in situations where they [...]