This is not legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Consult the specific laws for the state and county in which you reside for the rules that apply. In most states, any 18 year old is considered an adult and is capable of deciding when and where they reside. They have the ability to contract for housing. SOME states allow minors to become emancipated under specific circumstances, but this is not just a matter of filling out some paperwork. A minor is the responsibility of their parents until such time as they reach the age of majority or are legally emancipated. The parents are required to provide for the support of their minor children. If the parents give permission, the minor can live in another location. Such permission does not relieve the parents of the responsibility to provide support. If the parents do not give permission, the minor can be considered a runaway. Charges may apply to individuals that aid and abet such runaways, particularly if they are under the age of consent. In some states it is my understanding that this is not enforced for 17 year olds that leave home. If you are subject to abuse, you should contact social services for your area. They will assist you in getting out of the bad environment and into a safe place.
No, only 18 and over, until your an adult.
Yeah pretty much. But it's not "running away" when your 18. You can just leave then.
i am not sure if it is considered a crime or not.. but i know for a fact that if you run away at the age of 16 the cops are not allowed to come pick you up it is actually illegal for them to.
In Pennsylvania, it is not illegal for a child to run away from home. Many parents in the state worry about their child because there are no laws in place to keep them at home.
No, it is not a crime to runaway in the state of Arizona. Some states where it is illegal to runaway are Idaho, Kentucky, and South Carolina.
Running away is considered a status offence and is not a crime.
Anything with the words "run away" is illegal.
It is illegal for anyone one to run away in any state if you are not 18.Your parent can call the police and have you reported as a runaway and get you arrested and you can possibly be put in a home or placement.
No, it is not illegal. But it strongly unrecommended.
yes so dont do it
There is no legal age to "run away from home." You can leave home at 18 when you become an adult otherwise it is illegal to "run away" ( that's why it is called "running away.")
Yes, running away is not legal.
It is illegal for a 17 year old to run away in North Carolina. You have to be 18 years of age to move out of your parent's home.
nothing, it is not illegal to runaway in this state.
It depends on your age.
Technically, you are a run-away, yes.