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    I have heard from several people and read on a few websites that, in Arkansas, you are legally an adult upon high school gradution if you are still 17. However, searching the AR code, I am having trouble finding that. Can someone confirm or disprove that, and hopefully point me in the direction of the code that says so?

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    Originally posted by Crow
    I have heard from several people and read on a few websites that, in Arkansas, you are legally an adult upon high school gradution if you are still 17. However, searching the AR code, I am having trouble finding that. Can someone confirm or disprove that, and hopefully point me in the direction of the code that says so?
    Your not going to find any law to that effect because there ISN'T ONE!! You are NOT an adult until AT LEAST 18 years of age in ANY STATE.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Crow
      I have heard from several people and read on a few websites that, in Arkansas, you are legally an adult upon high school gradution if you are still 17. However, searching the AR code, I am having trouble finding that. Can someone confirm or disprove that, and hopefully point me in the direction of the code that says so?
      The age of majority (legal adult) in Arkansas is 18. You are an adult when you reach the age of 18, even if you graduate high school before you turn 18. There are many kids who graduate from high shcool when they are 15 or 16. They cannot be considered to be adults, and neither can someone that graduates at 17. 18 is 18 is 18.
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      • #4
        That's is what I thought, but for some reason, several people I talked to believed it. *shrug* Thanks.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Crow
          That's is what I thought, but for some reason, several people I talked to believed it. *shrug* Thanks.
          A lot of teenagers seem to think that just because a 17 YO can be CHARGED as an ADULT if they commit a crime, that they are just automatically an adult when they turn 17. But being an adult and being CHARGED as an adult are 2 totally different things!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Crow
            That's is what I thought, but for some reason, several people I talked to believed it. *shrug* Thanks.
            Well, now you can tell your friends that they are wrong. Here ya' go. These statutes address age of majority in Arkansas.

            Arkansas state statutes and codes:
            Title 9, subtitle 3, chapters 25-101. I am NOT going to read all of that to paraphrase it for you. You will have to read it for yourself.
            HOOK 'EM HORNS!!!
            How do you catch a very rare rabbit?
            (unique up on him)
            How do catch an ordinary rabbit?
            (same way)

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            • #7
              Some of these people are probably referring to Arkansas' often-cited definition of Age of Majority as : "18, or when graduated from high school, whichever comes later." This is kind of misleading because a person may drop out of high school after reaching 18 years of age...then what?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by saga
                Some of these people are probably referring to Arkansas' often-cited definition of Age of Majority as : "18, or when graduated from high school, whichever comes later." This is kind of misleading because a person may drop out of high school after reaching 18 years of age...then what?
                Again, when a person reaches the age of 18, whether they are in school, dropped out, graduated or been expelled, they are an adult. What you are referring to is when a parent is no longer responsible for paying child support.
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                (unique up on him)
                How do catch an ordinary rabbit?
                (same way)

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