ARE YOU A JUVENILE OR AN ADULT?
Mo. Laws make this question very complicated. Some
times we might think we are juvenile’s, but by law we can be
and treated as an adult.
At age 13, you can go to some health clinics and get
some medical treatments and testing done without your
parents permission, such as pregnancy, alcohol/drug, and
sexual transmitted diseases. Most of the time, if you are
under 18, you need your parents permission, unless you are
married, or in the military.
At 15 1/2, you can get a special permit to drive with a
legal guardian, but if you break a traffic law you are
considered an adult. But at 16, you can get your own
If you are under 18 and even at age 12, you can be
considered an adult if you commit a serious crime, such as
killing, drug related. rape, repeated offenses, or stealing
If you are under 18, and are picked up by a police
officer and taken to juvenile court, a juvenile officer will