Sunday, January 9, 2011
Harboring a Runaway Teen
http://www2.lv.psu.edu/jkl1/runawaylives/OnceUponaTime.html (Runaway story)
http://www2.lv.psu.edu/jkl1/runawaylives/StillHaveNightmares.html (Another story)
The only law, involving runaway teens, is that you cannot harbor one. You must report them to the police. A 2003 FBI study showed that there were 123,581 arrests for harboring runaway teens. If someone knows about a teen being harbored, then they can get fined up to $2,500 or up to 12 months in confinement. If a friend is harboring a teenager, and their guardian(s) are older then 18, then they get accused for a serious crime. The parents of the runaway can fine some serious charges. Although it does not seem like a serious punishment, it is because they can get some serious punishments including jail for up to 20 years. Harboring a teen is no small thing.
"Harboring a Runaway Teen." Legal Help, Directories, Articles, and Forums From ExpertLaw. Web. 09 Jan. 2011. <http://www.expertlaw.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30597&page=1>.