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Emancipation and Ages for Moving Out
New York
Theodore Roosevelt

If a 17-year-old leaves home in New York and moves to another state which state's laws do they abide by and is there anything the police can do?


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September 15, 2005 3:23AM

The person would be considered a minor and the laws of the state where the teen lived would be applicable. If for example the teen were stopped by authorities in another state he/she might be taken into custody and remanded to a juvenile facility until his/her status could be determined. Generally the teen would be remanded to the custody of the parents unless a violation of the law resulted in a felony charge.