He can also go to jail, get sued, gamble away his tuition via online poker, and make terrible stock market investments – just like you.That is because an 18-year-old is legally considered an adult in nearly every state in the union.
TP-ing the neighborhood or shoplifting may have landed them a slap on the wrist last week, but that is no longer the case.
Even some minor drug possession charges that may have been overlooked at 17 can lead to some jail time at 18.
It is very important that your 18-year-old now understands their legal consequences, especially if they are still in high school and surrounded by younger friends.
In addition to voting, 18-year-olds are eligible for jury duty and they are responsible for paying their taxes on time.
Here are five ways the law affects your new 18-year-old adult: An 18-year-old cannot rent a car, but he can buy one.You may need to co-sign on the loan because he does not have a solid work or credit history yet.