If I’m 17 years old and go out for the night but don’t come home, can my mother call the cops and have me brought back even though she knows where I am?

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If I’m 17 years old and go out for the night but don’t come home, can my mother call the cops and have me brought back even though she knows where I am?

Asked on May 28, 2012 under Family Law, Michigan

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are a minor - and at 17 you are still a minor - then your Mother has the right to call the cops to bring you home.  Parents worry and staying out all night could mean that something happened to you.  And if she thinks that where you are and who you are with could lead to trouble then yes, she can ask that you be brought home.  Good luck.


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