Q: I am 16 years old, if my mom is highly intoxicated and starts to beat on me, do I have the right to leave home legally?
Or, if I decided to leave the house, will I be considered a runaway? Can she get police officers to find me and charge me as a runaway because my 16th birthday is Dec 15, 2019? If I do call police because she is highly intoxicated and she tries to hit me, if there aren't any visible bruises on me will they believe that she tried to hurt me? This has happened many of times where my mom had came home highly intoxicated but I just took whatever she did to me, but Im getting tired of it. I know that because I am now 16 I can leave, but can I leave legally? And what will happen to mom if the police gets involved? Also, I have a 9 month old sister, 13 year old brother, and 7 year old brother that all stay in the same household as I do.
A: Video your mother then email the video to your school counselor or to the Sheriff's Office
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