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    I want to run away and go to my boyfriends house but im underage (15 turning 16)and my boyfriend is older then me hes 21

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    Reply: Can my boyfriend get in trouble?

    Hi there,
    Thank you for writing to us here at National Runaway Safeline (NRS).

    We understand it takes great courage to reach out, and we appreciate you sharing some of your situation.
    As of right now and you’re feeling like leaving is one of your options.
    You did a job by reaching out to NRS.

    While we are not experts on the law, 18 is generally the age that an individual may leave home without parent permission. If you are under 18 and leave home, your parent/guardian may file you as a runaway and you may be returned home. Also, those you stay with may run the risk of being charged with harboring or aiding a runaway.

    We are here as support to help through this challenging time.
    For more specifics on the law, the local non-emergency police or legal aid may better answer legal questions. We can contact them on your behalf through our conference calling service. This would allow you to listen in as we ask questions about the runaway laws in your state.

    We can best help by phone or chat as NRS is unable to respond more than twice by email to assist you. If you would like to talk more in detail please call or chat soon.
    Our contact information is 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929); (click on the chat button).

    If you are at risk of any danger or feeling unsafe, we encourage you to reach out to 911 or seek emergency assistance immediately.

    Be safe,
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

    National Runaway Safeline
    [email protected] (Crisis Email)
    1-800-RUNAWAY (24 Hour Hotline)

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