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The Big Differences Between Seventeen Year Olds And Eighteen Year Olds


When you’re fifteen or sixteen years old, and you get in trouble with the police, your parents are the ones who will be responsible for the consequences that arise like paying fines. Your allowance may be taken away from you, for awhile, but your parents will be the ones who will need to sign papers, communicate with the court, and pay any monetary dues. But once you turn eighteen, you are responsible for yourself. Your parents will not be required to pay any of your fines (or other consequences) on your behalf. They may choose to help you, and they likely will, but they are not obligated to do so.

You see, anyone seventeen or younger is considered a minor or a juvenile. They don’t go to jail but maybe juvenile hall. They may have to perform community service and pay a fine. Their records are expunged when they turn eighteen so it’s like they get a fresh start. But anyone eighteen and over is considered an adult. They are legally responsible for their own actions and if they are arrested, they will either need to post bail, or stay in jail.

Posting bail isn’t too hard, especially with an agent from Fillmore Bail Bonds helping. Fillmore Bail Bonds is one of California’s top bail bond agencies.

Chat with an Fillmore Bail Bonds representative online or call 805-256-3032 to learn about what bail and bail bonds are, and how we can help and make it more affordable.