Would a 17 yr old be considered a runaway and be forced to come home?

Asked over 1 year ago - Southington, CT

I'm am just curious to see the answer and if i were to go away for a few months without my parents permission would i be forced to come. Or if i left a note telling them where i was going and when I'd be back would the cops see it as a runaway case?

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  1. Uswah Ayesha Khan

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . The law authorizes police officers to look for runaway 16- and 17-year olds. Police officers who find them may report their location to their parents, refer them to Juvenile Court, take them to an agency that serves children, or keep them in custody for up to 12 hours. Cited from http://www.cga.ct.gov/2009/rpt/2009-R-0187.htm

    This answer is not intended or offered as legal advice, and thus the reader should not rely on any information... more

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