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16 year old running away in Texas with car but without license

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  • 16 year old running away in Texas with car but without license

    I'm going to run away and I couldn't find anyone to go with me so I decided to take my dad's car. However, I don't have my license or a permit how much trouble can I get in?

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    RE: 16 year old running away in Texas with car but without license


    We appreciate you reaching out to us at the National Runaway Switchboard. It sounds like you are trying to be responsible and get all the information you can before acting. However, we are not legal experts and so we cannot tell you exactly what would happen in that situation; a lot of it depends on your state’s laws and your local police department’s discretion.

    We can definitely provide you with any resources in your area that might help your situation if you want to call or chat with us. Otherwise you could call your local police department’s non-emergency number and ask hypothetically what would happen in that situation. You would not have to give them your name, and they might be able to give you a better idea of what the consequences of that could be.

    We can also discuss other options that you might have if you call us at 1800RUNAWAY (786-2929), we are 24/7 anonymous and confidential, or chat with us online at from 4:30pm-11:30pm CST. We look forward to hearing from you. Best of luck!

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