By John Roleke. Those under 21 are now prohibited from purchasing or possessing alcohol with the intent to consume, from consuming alcohol in public, and from having a blood alcohol level of 0. However, in the privacy of one's own home, with the consent of a legal guardian, those under 21 may consume alcohol. New York City bouncers and bartenders are very strict about asking for identification before serving anyone at a bar or club. Although many venues around the city are open to anyone 18 years of age and older, you won't be able to purchase a drink or even have one in your hand without a and-over wristband or stamp.
NYS Laws and Penalties Regarding Sex Offenses
New York Age of Consent & Statutory Rape Laws
In New York, the age of consent for sexual relations is 17 years old. However, if the parents do not step forward, often the state will. The charge of statutory rape New York Penal Law Statutory rape is a serious sex crime, and can bring severe penalties if you are convicted.
The Legal Drinking Age in New York City
In the United States, age of consent laws regarding sexual activity are made at the state level. There are several federal statutes related to protecting minors from sexual predators, but laws regarding specific age requirements for sexual consent are left to individual states , District of Columbia , and territories. Depending on the jurisdiction, the legal age of consent ranges from age 16 to age In some places, civil and criminal laws within the same state conflict with each other. While the general age of consent is now set between 16 and 18 in all U.
By Monica Steiner , Contributing Author. In New York, it is illegal for an adult someone 18 or older to have sex with a minor someone younger than 17 , even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.