What happens when 17year old Runaway turns 18?!?

A friend of mines is 17 years old and she is a ranaway. What would happen when she turns 18 can she come out of hiding and not get locked up. And what if she misses court dates while she on the run will that carry over to her adult record too?!

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Even at 17, they cannot lock you up for being a runaway. Running away is NOT a crime. If the cops were to find her and if she indicates she is where she wants to be and is safe, even at 17, they cannot force her to go home, but the cops will tell her parents where she is. Once she's 18, the cops can no longer disclose her whereabouts because she is an adult. If these court dates are unrelated to running away as I suspect they are because, again, it' snot crime, then there would be a warrant issued for her arrest and then they will lock her up if she is caught. Regardless of her age, missing court dates results in warrants, and once she turns 18, that doesn't nullify them.

    Source(s): My husband is a missing persons detective.
  • 4 years ago

    Runaways are lacking persons, they at the instant are not charged with something settle for despite rules they could have broken, inclusive of use fake names or stolen stuff. 18 they are nevertheless lacking persons. in the event that they get stopped and contact checked, etc. the lacking exhibits up and the persons who pronounced them lacking are notified. If there is not any issues, love curiously like one or the different is forcing the different to stay lacking, that's the top of it.

  • 8 years ago

    the 17 year old turns 18 duuh

    Source(s): common sense
  • 8 years ago

    She's a legal adult, so she's not a runaway, but if she's running from court stuff she could be a fugitive and possibly get arrested.

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  • 8 years ago

    If She Turns 18 , Nothing Can Be Done About It . If She Ran Away At Age 17 You Can Put Out An Amber Alert .

  • BruceN
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    When she turns 18, she is a legal adult. But if she has juvenile offenses outstanding, she'd better turn herself in quickly because those could become adult offenses too.

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