Kids and the Law

This is an A-to-Z Guide for Parents.  It is designed to give parents a basic overview of some of the laws that apply to children to help safeguard them at school, in part-time jobs and at play. This guide can also help parents understand their rights and responsibilities as a parent and assist them in answering their children’s questions about the law.

Please keep in mind that this guide is intended to provide the public with general information, not legal advice.  Laws are constantly subject to change. If you have a specific legal problem, you may want to consult an attorney.

The topics addressed in this guide are as follows:

1.               The Age of Majority

2.               Alcohol and Kids

3.               Bikes, Skateboards and Scooters

4.               Cars, Kids and Traffic Laws

5.               Child Abuse and Neglect

6.               Civil Laws and Lawsuits

7.               Criminal Law and Crimes

8.               Curfew Laws

9.               Drugs and Kids

10.            Emancipation

11.            Fighting

12.            Gangs, Gang Colors and Dress Codes

13.            Graffiti and Other Vandalism

14.            Guns, Other Weapons and Fireworks

15.            Hate Crimes and Hate Speech

16.            The Internet, Computers and Kids

17.            Juvenile Court

18.            Kids in Need of Supervision

19.            Parents’ Rights and Responsibilities

20.            Police and Police Encounters

21.            Privacy and Kids

22.            Receiving Stolen Property

23.            Schools and School Rules

24.            Sex and Kids

25.            Smoking and Kids

26.            Stealing

27.            Truancy

28.            Work, Work Permits and Taxes

Please click Kids and the Law to read the guide.

Ba D. Tran
Attorney at Law

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