California state laws dating minors
In all 31 states, a minor is referred to as someone under the age of 18.
Minors aged 16 or 17 who are charged with crimes could sometimes be treated as an adult.
In prosecutions under Section 261, 262, 286, 288a, or 289,in which consent is at issue, evidence that the victim suggested,requested, or otherwise communicated to the defendant that thedefendant use a condom or other birth control device, withoutadditional evidence of consent, is not sufficient to constituteconsent.266.
Every person who inveigles or entices any unmarried female, ofprevious chaste character, under the age of 18 years, into anyhouse of ill fame, or of assignation, or elsewhere, for the purposeof prostitution, or to have illicit carnal connection with any man;and every person who aids or assists in such inveiglement orenticement; and every person who, by any false pretenses, falserepresentation, or other fraudulent means, procures any female tohave illicit carnal connection with any man, is punishable byimprisonment in the state prison, or by imprisonment in a county jailnot exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding two thousanddollars (,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.269.
Hence, a minor in Thailand refers to any person under the age of 20, unless they are married.
The court shall,however, take into consideration the defendant's ability to pay, andno defendant shall be denied probation because of his or herinability to pay the fine permitted under this subdivision.261.6.For the purposes of thissection, a "minor" is a person under the age of 18 years and an"adult" is a person who is at least 18 years of age.(c) Any person who engages in an act of unlawful sexualintercourse with a minor who is more than three years younger thanthe perpetrator is guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, andshall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding oneyear, or by imprisonment in the state prison.(d) Any person 21 years of age or older who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor who is under 16 years of ageis guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, and shall be punishedby imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or byimprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, anadult who engages in an act of sexual intercourse with a minor inviolation of this section may be liable for civil penalties in thefollowing amounts:(D) An adult over the age of 21 years who engages in an act ofunlawful sexual intercourse with a minor under 16 years of age isliable for a civil penalty not to exceed twenty-five thousand dollars(,000).(2) The district attorney may bring actions to recover civilpenalties pursuant to this subdivision.For all provincial laws (such as alcohol and tobacco regulation), the provincial and territorial governments have the power to set the age of majority in their respective province or territory, and the age varies across Canada.Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Prince Edward Island have the age of majority set at 18, while in British Columbia, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick the age of majority is 19.