Questions tagged [minor]

Use this tag for questions related to the law for minors, i.e. persons who have not reached the age of majority (usually 16, 18, or 21 years).

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Spanish Criminal Law

My understanding of Spanish Law is as follows: 14 is usually the age of criminal responsibility. Menores de edad from 14 to 18 can only be given a maximum sentence of two years in prison per crime. ...
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Under California Health and Safety Code 11361, what constitutes “inducing a minor to use marijuana”?

In California it seems like marijuana is legal for adult recreational use, but that does not extend to minors. Under California Health and Safety Code 11361 there's a section about "Inducing a ...
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What can a school/camp do if a minor in their charge walks out without permission?

Lets say a child is left in the care of a school, camp, or similar organization. At some point, against the instructions of the guardians involved, the child proceeds to walk out of the building and ...
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Will I(18) get in trouble for being in a online relationship with a 14 year old that involved sexting?

This is specifically about my friend who lives in Philippines. He started online dating a 15 year old girl from Australia when he was 18. They were into sexting, sending nudes and all sorts of things ...
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Do children hold the copyright over their own creative works?

I was recently looking at a story I wrote when I was 8 years old. I presume that, however the law works exactly, I now hold copyright over it at age 30. But think about when I originally wrote it. Did ...
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Is it illegal for an actual minor to catch predators?

So a close friend of mine is a minor (close to not being) but we were wondering if it is illegal for her to pose as herself and report predators?
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Are Online Contracts signed by a Minor and their Guardian/Parent Legally Binding

Amazon Web Services in their agreement explicitly requires you to be able to lawfully enter into contracts. [...] You represent to us that you are lawfully able to enter into contracts [...] If I ...
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Where do I have to live during my emancipation process?

I live in Maine and am unaware of what exactly the laws are in this state. I turn 17 in a few months. My mother told me to leave the house, but filed a missing person's report when I did. I am ...
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Potential false accusation and how to handle this

I am a 22-year-old male, and last fall, I found this girl in an online chat site. When I asked her age, she told me she was 19. We exchanged numbers and started texting a lot every day. I had started ...
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What is meant by Capacity to Perform Juristic Acts

What is the difference between Capacity to Act and Legal Capacity?
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Is a minor liable to pay old dues to his father on attaining majority?

I had some stepfathers and an equal number of fostermothers in my life. My Stepfathers used to work in customs and central excise department of the government of INDIA. They used to be transferred ...
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What are the charges faced for sexting minor overseas?

One of my friends(18) was in an online relationship with a girl(15) overseas. They were sexting each other for about a year until he broke off contact with her, realizing the mistake he made. He ...
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What are the consequences of sexting with minors overseas?

Suppose a 15 year old sexts an adult(lets say an 18 year old) first. They engage in conversation and share nudes back and forth. This happens for about a year or so. What consequences/charges do the ...
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Can a School Keep a Child from their Parents, as a byproduct of discipline? (USA)

This issue had been bugging me for a while, and I think I finally figured out how to phrase it: As one of the punishments for infractions, some schools will detain children, hold them past the end ...
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Why doesn't the law allow a “test-drive” of a child bride before marriage? [closed]

I was just wondering, suppose a 40 year old man really loves a 15 year old girl and wants to marry her and the feeling is mutual between them. The parents of the girl give pre-approval for the couple ...
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What rights does a minor have when they have a child with a non-minor in New Hampshire?

Title pretty much says it all, my friend had a kid with a girl at 16 (she was 19), and recently, she up and left him. She's still in the state, and their ages are 17 & 20 respectively now. Looking ...
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Legal Competency of a Minor For Arizona LLC

In Arizona, United States, can a minor, as a member (perhaps, sole member) of a Limited Liability Compancy (LLC), enter into a legal binding agreement on behalf of the company? Arizona appears to ...
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Miranda rights not given and refusal to contact parent during interrogation results in expulsion

My son is 13 and in 8th grade. Sept 10th he was outside the school during a fire drill when his SLC (small learning community) director asked him to come with him to his office. After all I her ...
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Signing on Behalf of a Minor

Background: I want to sign an NDA, however, I am a minor. As a member of the Disclosing Party, there are clauses within the NDA that state that "any files written with names developed by the ...
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Minor in Disclosing Party of an NDA

In an NDA, the Disclosing Party made a clause that any and all ideas generated by the Disclosing Part and labelled confidential are the property of the Disclosing Property and cannot be released ...
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How much authority do teachers get from *In Loco Parentis*?

I am concerned entirely with the issue as it relates to property. Let's say at Madeup Prep the cell phone policy allows for phones to be in pockets, but not out in class. Some teachers, however, ...
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Mandatory Disclosing of Minor's User Data to Minor's Guardian

I was thinking of ideas for software projects to work on, and the one I thought to try brought an interesting legal question to mind. The idea was to create a collection of tools, such as a browser, ...
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Does a 16yo without a work permit have rights to the code he was paid to develop?

I am sixteen, and I have a summer job for a software company. In my state (Maine), a work permit from school is required for someone of my age to have a job but it was never filled out. I assume ...
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Do mature minors have the right to privately consult with a medical professional?

The title should be relatively self-explanatory. Do mature minors (aged 16 or older) have a legal right to privately consult with a medical professional, free from the involvement of a parent, ...
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PA Learners Permit - Nightime Driving with Parents

I am a teen driver (still sixteen) with a Pennsylvania learners permits, and my parents and I are unsure of something. I am required so many nighttime driving hours, however, if I understand correctly,...
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Can one be prosecuted for sexting a minor overseas?

Let's say a person(18yo) exchanges nudes with a 17yo (not a crime where I live) who is living in Britain where it would be a crime. Could the UK arrest and prosecute the person?
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How to change the law to raise the age of a minor from 18 to 21? [closed]

How would the age of a minor be raised now that higher education is a must. What the legislative procedure is to raise the age of minority? Alternatively, could a parent show that the child is ...
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Is there a law that says you have to care for a minor that isn’t your child?

If a minor that isn’t your child would die if unhelped, and you were the only one that could help them, is there any law saying you have to?
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What is the EU definition of a small part for children under 3?

I am searching for test on small parts for children under 3 years. I found the definition for the US (see below) but not for the EU. Page 87 of the Explanatory Guidance Document to Toy Safety ...
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Are damages in non-disclosure agreements regarding illegal acts enforceable? [duplicate]

The question arises because of reading that a famous music artist had hushed up instances of sex with a minor through the use of non-disclosure agreements. Making these enforceable in a civil setting ...
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Is it illegal for a driver to ask a young lady to get in?

This question has been induced by this news where the police is apparently searching for a driver who asked a 16-year-old lady to get into his car. The age of consent in New Zealand is 16, therefore ...
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Is a contract signed by a minor and his/her guardian legally binding (US)?

Say that a small group of children decide to open a massive online mail-order lemonade stand (21st century, huh?). They agree that they will divide up the profits a certain way, and sign a contract on ...
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Can a minor be “self-employed?”

I would like to sell web design services, but I don't know where to begin with the legal details. Is there anything that I have to look out for? Do I have to pay taxes? I am 17 years old.
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Why is Age of Consent set at a specific age?

Suppose a 15 year old girl is wed by her own parents to a 30 year old man and she gives her consent. In most US states this marriage will not be recognized and the man would likely be prosecuted for ...
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Minor in violation of curfew on his property

My son, who is trying to do the right thing, asked if he could be in violation of a curfew if he was in my (his) front yard after the curfew began. Where does and does not count as an allowed area ...
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Indictment of solicitation of child pornography

Let's say Bobby asked Sally if she wanted to trade lewd pictures when they were minors via an instant messenger. Sally flatly says no at the time, and no pictures are sent or received, with Bobby ...
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Is it not illegal to take minors across state lines without parental permission?

In the context of Roe v Wade discussion of the abortion issue, it's been suggested that even if the decision were to be reversed, it would have little effect. The argument goes along the lines that ...
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What is the status of a baby born abroad to an American parent, but fails to qualify for U.S. citizenship?

Looking at the "Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship by a Child Born Abroad" page, it seems that there are some combinations where the targeted baby may not be an American citizen by default. So, what ...
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How to handle photos made of an event where the permission to take photos was withdrawn afterwards

I hosted a workshop event on Friday and Sunday. I invited a photographer to take pictures of workshop participants and I had every participant sign a permission statement that these pictures could be ...
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Purchase of alcohol with a minor present

Hello people who know a lot more about alcohol laws than me, So a general gist of my question is, why is it legal for certain stores to deny the sale of alcohol to me (who is over 21) with a minor ...
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How can I provide proof of residency [closed]

So I am moving to another state (pooler, Ga.) and I need to enroll My son into school. I would need to provide proof of residency But I will be staying with my mother in law until I get more familiar ...
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What role does the person who signs post incorporation paperwork have in the company?

I am a minor and my mother would be signing both the incorporation documents, I am under the impression there is no problem there as she would have no role. Since she signed these documents, does she ...
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Can a Guardian (parent) force a 17 year old to move out of their house in Colorado?

My Father, who has custody of me, has threatened to force me to move out of his house. If I am 17, and live in Colorado can he make me move out? He doesn't seem to care who I move in with but I think ...
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Can a child sell things in a public place without a permit?

Allison Ettel, dubbed "Permit Patty," was under fire after calling the police on an 8-year-old selling water bottles without a permit. People of the Internet got really pissed at her. Legally ...
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Does the GDPR enforce an age restriction?

Many services limit the age of users in europe to 16+ bases on the GDPR. Does the GDPR really forces them to do this?
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In the US, at what age can a child refuse to attend a religious service mandated by their parent?

If a child has determined that they don't want to attend religious services with their parent, at what age can they no longer be compelled to do so? Given: A parent is stating to their child that ...
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Can we collect data from minors to operate a competition with a prize?

We're planning to run a simple competition at an event. It's a skill based competition (not a lottery), where the best score at the end of the event will receive an android tablet. No purchase is ...
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Is destroying a mailbox a felony?

I am wondering specifically about juvenile mischief, i.e. driving past a mailbox and teeing off on it with a baseball bat, or similar weapon. If such a juvenile were to be successfully prosecuted to ...
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Is it illegal for an adult to contact a minor if the minor's parents have instructed the adult not to do so?

I am 17 yrs old and my parents have told my boyfriend and his parents not to contact me (and have told me not to contact them) because they disapprove and believe their family is causing me harm ...
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What type of lawyer do i need for suing the state?

So, let me get specific so I can get a more accurate answer. My fiance's daughter had been in the custody of the State of Oregon for about 10 years. Yes, a ten year open case. She was taken from her ...