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Can My Friends Or I Get in Trouble For Running Away And Her Helping Me?

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  • Can My Friends Or I Get in Trouble For Running Away And Her Helping Me?

    I've got everything planned out. This is not permanent, I'll be gone for a few days to a week. I've thought about the consequences,
    but they're better than going to see my Dad. He's not abusive, he's just... Empty. Not there. Regardless, I need legal advice.

    My friend is worried she can get in legal trouble if I come by her house. I'm leaving regardless of what she decides, but it'd be great if someone helped me
    find out if she could get in trouble. I'm more worried about her than myself, I can take care of myself.
    I also want to know what kind of trouble I could get into.
    My family is not abusive. I'm just terrified and need to loosen the metaphorical restraints.

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    RE: Can My Friends Or I Get in Trouble For Running Away And Her Helping Me?

    It sounds like you want to run away for a week so you don’t have to visit your dad. It sounds like you are in a very difficult situation and you have made up your mind to run away. We are here to listen and support you in any way that we can. If you are under the age of 18, if you leave home you could be considered a runaway. This means that your parent or legal guardian could call the police, who might force you to return home. Running away is not a crime, however anyone who allows you to stay with them could risk criminal charges for harboring a runaway. This means that while you risk being returned home by police, your friend could actually risking being charged with a crime for letting you stay there. We are here to listen and help you in any way that we can. If you want to talk through your situation and make a plan, we can help with that. It might be helpful to think ahead to where you will stay if your friend does not want to risk getting charged with harboring a runaway. We can help you talk through all the options. We are looking forward to hearing from you soon, and wish you the best of luck.
    Please remember you can reach us directly by calling our 24 hour hotline, 1-800-RUNAWAY (786-2929) or through our Live Chat.

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