Question: What rights does a 17 year old have in South Carolina?

Can you leave home at 17 in South Carolina?

Courts Lack Jurisdiction to Force the 17-Year-Old Runaway to Return Home. Running away and leaving home is considered a status offense in South Carolina, which means if an adult ran away it would not be a misdemeanor or felony. Therefore, it is not a crime for a 17-year-old to run away from home.

Legally you can move out in SC at 17 so you can move out now without a problem with the law. Whether you financially can make that move is another issue.

Can a 20 year old date a 17 year old in South Carolina?

Yes, they can date, as 16 YO is the age of consent in S.C. You cannot, however, exchange intimate photos, as ubder age 18 you could both be charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The 20 YO could also be charged

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