Q: Can I get in trouble for letting my girlfriend stay at my parent's house?
I’m from Washington state and I’m 18. My girlfriend is from Maryland and is almost 17. She just ran away due to her household being unsafe for her to stay in. If I were to let her stay in my parent’s house, would I get in trouble? Would my parents get in trouble? Is there anything I could do to make it legal for her to stay with me?
You did not share too many facts. And, more facts may change my answer, but the answer is basically no. What you can do is set up an appointment with an attorney or even call the local shelters, the YWCA, domestic violence organizations, or the local attorney Bar Association for some specific advice or referrals.
One question I have is do people now where she is and if she is safe? Law enforcement for example may be looking for her. I definitely want her to stay safe and there are resources to help, especially if she she was subject to domestic violence.
Best of luck to you.
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