i want to know what the runaways laws in pennsylvania are and what would happen if i got caught. also what are the penalties for harboring a runaway. and what would happen if i stayed at a friends house and there parents didn't know. plz don't tell me not to runaway i just want to know the laws cause i can't find them anywhere on the internet and i've spent like 2 hours searching google so thanks for your help.
Asked By: jordan0403 - 4/2/2007
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Harboring a runaway, at least here in Ohio is a misdemeaner and punishable by up to one year in prison to the persons doing it. Pennsylvania has even more stringent child custidy laws than Ohio (I should know, I used to live there). I don't think it's fair that you would put your friends familiy in jepority like that... More
Answered By: Jerem J - 4/5/2007
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you should call this number first and see if someone can help you before you do anything Keeping America’s runaway and at-risk youth safe and off the streets. Call 1-800-RUNAWAY
Answered By: bluewonder - 4/2/2007
If you are minor and you leave, your parents can report you, when you are found at the friends house, your friend and his aprents can be charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, and interfering with custody. You can be charged with dilinquency and spent time in juvenile hall with your friend.
Answered By: ohiofirefighter42 - 4/2/2007
Check for delinquency laws because running away usually falls into that category.
Answered By: dv4unme - 4/2/2007
Not sure what they are in Pennsylvania but here in Ohio the runaways are put in Juvvie... More
Answered By: stubbornmom2000 - 4/2/2007
I know you wil lsay dont runaway but really man dont runna way I have doen it in the past and lettell soemthing learned lessons hard way along the way like your so called friends can only help so long sooner later their parents going want to know whats up then what where will you go when run out of friends stay with... More
Answered By: pixiedraco2003666 - 4/5/2007
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