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I will be 18 in oct....I am on 5 month probation for

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I will be 18...

I will be 18 in oct....I am on 5 month probation for possession of marijuana....I am living with my boyfriend and po says I cannot stay over night with him because of his court problems. How long will it take for me to be emancipated and if I marry him can they keep us apart.

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Pennsylvania

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

This is on consent decree from the court

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If I marry and become emancipated would charges not be expunged

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Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow-up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

Once you turn 18 you are legally an adult and automatically emancipated. You also become emancipated if you marry your boyfriend, but you require your parent's permission to marry if you are under 18.

Also, (assuming you were charged as a minor) your record as a minor will be automatically sealed once you complete the terms of the probation. I am assuming that you have entered into a pre-trial diversion so that the charges will be dismissed once you complete probation. But if you were charged as a minor they have to seal the record anyway.

If you are 18 and do marry him they can not treat that a s a violation of probation.

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