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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). For questions about youth criminal justice systems, use tag [juvenile-law]

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Which law criminalises suspended/former teachers having sex with 16-year old pupils?

A UK school teacher is about to be put in jail for having sex with schoolboys, 15 and 16 years old. This question is only about the 16-year old part of the story: The jury was told that it was a ...
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Is it legal to scam pedophiles?

I am a minor. If I offer to sell explicit pictures to a pedophile, and then refuse to send said pictures after they pay me, would I get arrested?
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Can a minor advise an adult on how to gamble?

In Malcolm in the Middle season 2 episode 5 "Casino", Hal plays blackjack at a casino on an Indian reservation. He takes cues from his son Malcolm, who can card count and is standing in an ...
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What laws apply to the possession of pocket knives by minors in California?

What, if any, California laws regarding the possession of pocket knives apply specifically to minors?
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Can a car's infotainment system, or Android Auto, be used while driving as a minor in Massachusetts?

In Massachusetts, the law is that minors cannot use electronic devices. It's not really clear what this involves though. It sounds like I cannot mount my phone to the dashboard and use it that way, ...
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Why is per country cap for employment based immigration gcs not illegal?

I have a minor son who is a legal us citizen but I am on h1b with valid I-140 for the last 8 years. In case of job loss where I have to leave the usa, he will have to go thru the tough choice of ...
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Is it illegal to act against the parents' wishes when taking care of a minor?

When taking care of a minor with permission of the parents, what is the legal force of any rules the parents set? For example, if I look after someone's child, and they tell me the child may not ...
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Is the server owner required to ask for ID to allow access to adult content on a Discord server in the UK?

Consider somebody is running a Discord server that allows for NSFW content. They use the NSFW tag on the relevant channels, so as to defer to Discord's own "I am over 18" button for ...
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Who is breaking the law if a child engages in the gig economy?

There is a news story about children working for delivery apps that describes the practice as "illegal". The exact details are not clear, to me at least, so suppose the following ...
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Is it constitutional to require that certain drivers have no detectable alcohol in their bloodstream without religious exemptions?

It would likely be unconstitutional for a state to prohibit minors from consuming small amounts of alcohol for religious purposes, such as Communion in Christianity. It is possible, although unlikely, ...
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Has anyone been prosecuted in the US because a minor consumed alcohol for religious purposes?

Has anyone been prosecuted because a minor drank alcohol for religious purposes, such as sacramental wine used for the Eucharist/Communion in some Christian denominations? This could be either the ...
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What legal actions can a minor take against an adult having photos of her

A man printed out 400+ pictures of different girls, ages ranging from 15 to 20. From what I could tell most of the pictures were from social media accounts, there were mirror pictures, bikini pictures,...
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Does an eighteen-year-old Oregon resident who obtained a driver license as a minor need to get a new license to tow a trailer?

In Oregon, drivers under eighteen years of age may not tow trailers. The "Provisional Driver License" issued to drivers aged sixteen through eighteen says it is valid for "[a]ny signle ...
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Do minors need to disclose their age in business agreements?

Is a minor working as a freelancer, or negotiating a contract for another reason, contacting a potential client required to disclose that (s)he is a minor? Assume that the minor has no plan to void ...
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Who has ultimate responsibility for a child who forged their permission slip and is then injured on a school trip?

A school is going on an excursion. The child is given the permission slip to take home and get signed by his legal guardian, but he forges the signature instead. On the excursion, he gets injured. Who ...
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Can a parent unenroll a minor college student after giving permission and classes have begun? [duplicate]

BOTH my mother and father signed an agreement with my principal and counselor to permit me to complete my high school graduation requirements in college. They BOTH also signed a separate college ...
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is it illegal for a minor to contact a minor if the second minor's parents have instructed them not to do so? [closed]

I am 16 yrs old and my boyfriend's parents have told my boyfriend not to contact me (and have told me not to contact him) because they disapprove, and believe I am not a real person since they have ...
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If a minor enters a contract without the other party knowing about the age, and then the minor breaks a term, is it fraud?

A minor who signs a contract can void it at any time, which might cause damage to the other party. Let's consider this scenario: A minor signs a contract with an adult online with neither party ...
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Contractual capacity of minors

In Germany, we have a law that limits contractual capacity of minors: "A contract concluded by the minor without the approval of the legal representative is deemed effective from the outset ...
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Could a child on a bike get a speeding ticket?

Can a child who is younger than sixteen, and who is below an age at which they could hold a driver's license, be ticketed for exceeding the posted speed limit on a road on a (non-motorized) bicycle?
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Hypothetically, in the U.S., is it legal for a parent to sell items inherited by their minor child?

Let’s say that a minor child, who is very close to the age of majority, inherits a house in which that minor child had lived with only one of their parents, until that parent’s death. Now let’s say ...
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Can an adult sponsor a minor to enable emancipation without adopting them?

I've tried googling this, but I'm not sure how to phrase it in a way that would catch the right legal terms. As I understand it, in some states in the US, a minor (i.e. younger than 18) who is at ...
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Can a parent take away their minor child's earned wages or gifts? (TX, USA) [duplicate]

If a minor 16 or 17 years old in Texas has a job and earns wages or receives any sort of gifts from friends and extended family, can their parents legally take their possessions and a) sell them, or ...
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Who (if anyone) would be liable for public "exhibitionism" in this situation?

I remember watching a TV show many years ago where young female models were competing to see who would win (Australia's Top Model)? Anyway, the show isn't that relevant. However, there was a scene ...
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Question about audio recording my in-person conversations in New York

In NY State, which is a 1 party consent state, can I audio record a conversation with my friend without their consent if they are a minor? ( I'm 18, he's 17 ) I was told minors can't consent to being ...
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Can adult detransitioners who underwent treatment when they were minors, bring a class action lawsuit and against whom?

I notice that, on social media, there are numbers of videos by detransitioners, or those unable to reverse their procedures, expressing their regret for a childhood decision that was facilitated by ...
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Overseas ERP consequences [duplicate]

A friend of mine is worried about a certain thing he did a couple of months ago. Assume he lied about his age when he was 17 (now 18), and did erotic roleplay (ERP) with another individual who also ...
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Can my mom take away my phone on police order?

Let's say there is a minor. He/she buys and currently pay for his/her phone. The minor's guardian demanded that the minor relinquish his/her phone and the minor did not agree. After the police were ...
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Can states criminalize transporting a minor to another state for an abortion without parental consent?

Idaho is a state that outlawed abortion. A new bill (HB 98) has been introduced to modify their human trafficking laws, which mostly pertain to forced labor or sexual activities. This bill makes it a ...
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High School forced labor for grades?

I have a friend in a high school computer science course in Texas. This is a course required for graduation and is not a volunteer thing. Apparently, the teacher is having the students develop an ...
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Is it a crime to engage in sexual talk with a stranger that pretends to be a little girl but actually isn't?

I was watching the Hansen vs predator series. In there a random guy called Chris Hansen goes online and pretends to be a 13 years old girl. When people chat with him, he tries to steer the discussion ...
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Can a student ask other students about their grades and then publish an average under FERPA?

Can a student ask other students (>14) to fill out an online form disclosing their grade on an assignment and then publish an average of the grades? Or is the implicit permission given by filling ...
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Would a summer camp responsible for caring for a child have any alternative other than refunding money if child intentionally misbehaves?

This is a hypothetical situation for a potential story. Let's say Bob is a minor whose parents have already pre-paid for him to attend a religious summer camp as daycare for the entirety of summer. ...
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Is a school legally responsible for ensuring a child gets home after school?

Let's say Bob is a child in school who usually rides the bus home to his parent's house after school. However, one day he doesn't get on the bus, instead walking to a friend's house, where he ...
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How much is a child's income allowed to benefit their parents?

I asked this on Finance and they said it was a Law question. Let's say you are an ordinary family, and one of your young children is lucky enough to be cast in a huge blockbuster movie franchise, for ...
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Can minors receive payments from class action lawsuits?

If a minor is included in the class of a class action lawsuit, and the plaintiffs win or the defendant settles, can the minor receive payment? The suit was filed in California (the GitHub Copilot suit)...
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Age you have to be to drive with a disabled parent

I was in a car accident 9 years ago. My spine was fused twice and I know I am permanently disabled. I have 2 kids, one is 12 years old and another is 14. Can the oldest child get an early driver's ...
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International sexting and suicide threaths

Im here asking for someone very dear to me whose been struggling with something similar. So let's take this as a hypothethical question. Let's assume a girl (18 from Slovakia) and a boy (17 from ...
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I am 16. Can my parents legally transfer my money I have earned from my own job to their account and take it?

I am a 16 year old, who got their first job at 14ish, and ever since have had my own debit card with my own name on it, and all the money I have earned from work, gifts, etc. have been on there. I ...
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Is volunteer work subject to the same labor laws as paid work?

Is volunteer work subject to the same labor laws (only 3 hours during school days + Minor Release form for students, for example) as paid work? More specific question: can a minor work unlimited hours ...
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What law causes Web sites to prohibit EU users under 16 years old?

Many Web sites, including Stack Exchange, do not allow users under 16 years old from the European Union. This includes sites that do not have (or at least are not intended to have) content considered ...
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Is using the word Roleplay with overseas minor can land me in jail

Hypothetical Question: I am using an adult app (18+) for roleplaying. A girl from South Africa joined. She told her age is 14. I asked "wanna do roleplay?" She also kept her category in ...
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Is it illegal for an adult to contact a minor asking for parent info?

By an ex-friend's parent I was sent a message saying “remove this video and have a parent contact me, if not I will find a parent contact and tell them what things you are posting”. What I posted was ...
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Is it legal for a minor who does not live in California to lie about his/her age in order to access the NRA Web site?

The NRA's Web site currently has a screen verifying that the user is over 18 due to a California law prohibiting "communicat[ing] to those under 18 about broad categories of firearms, parts, and ...
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What is the history of minors being unable to bind themselves to contracts?

What was the first jurisdiction that had special rules for contracts to which a person under a certain age is a party? How did the modern concept that people under 18 can back out of contracts except ...
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Why aren't software companies required to make good faith efforts to enforce age restrictions?

There are a lot of products and technologies available that support children asking for parental consent before purchases, etc. (Amazon, Microsoft, etc...) And, it really isn't that hard to do to ...
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How can a minor own and operate an LLC with as little adult involvement as possible?

Note: I am going to talk to a lawyer before I actually do this, but I would like to have some idea of the best option before I start. If a minor wants to start a business selling things on eBay as an ...
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Can one individual (not a dealer) give or sell a firearm to another individual without reporting the transaction?

Can one individual give a gun to another individual without filing any paperwork or doing a background check in Oregon? What if the recipient is a minor? What about selling the gun?
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What is the purpose of not having jury trials for juveniles?

In the US, there is no right to trial by jury in juvenile court. I don't remember the SCOTUS case where that was decided, but IIRC the basis of the decision was that violations committed by juveniles ...
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How can a minor void a contract?

What are the requirements for a minor to void a voidable contract? Just contact the other party and say "our contract is void," and stop receiving benefits and fulfilling obligations?
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