What things DO NOT change for an emancipated minor?

  • minor cannot buy liquor, beer or wine until the age of 21
  • minor cannot work as a dealer in a casino until the age of 21
  • minor cannot get married without parental consent 
  • minor cannot drop out of school unless 18 years of age or, if under 18, only with written permission from the school board to withdraw
  • if minor commits a crime he/she will be initially treated as a juvenile, unless charged with murder or attempted murder. If that is the case, he/she will be treated as an adult. If the crime is serious, and the court believes he/she cannot be helped by the juvenile system, the minor may be certified for trial as an adult. The same rules apply to emancipated minors and other juveniles. This will be the judge's decision.