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<br /> LA FOR<br /> W<br /> TS<br /> YOUNG ADUL<br /> A guide for understanding the law and how it affects young adults<br /> Congratulations.You're18!Thisisanimportantmilestoneinyourlife.Withthat<br /> comes many exciting opportunities and responsibilities: you can vote, rent your<br /> own apartment, open a credit card or buy a car—all without a parent's consent.<br /> You will be making important decisions about your life and your future! Be<br /> careful, there are long-term consequences to many decisions.<br /> This new transition also comes with new responsibilities.You are now legally an<br /> adult, and although they may, your parents no longer have to support you.You<br /> may be responsible for paying your own income taxes. At age 18, you can even<br /> be sued, and if you commit a crime, you will not have the protection of the juve-<br /> nile court; the stakes are higher and the consequence could be jail time.<br /> As you face important decisions in th<a title="Law for Young Adults page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=1"> LA FOR W TS YOUNG ADUL A guide for unders</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=2"> Congratulations.You're18!Thisisanimportantmilesto</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=3"> REACHING THE AGE OF MAJORITY 2</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=4"> The age of majority is a term used to describe th</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=5"> GETTING AROUND 4</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=6"> You may already have a driver's license. (You wer</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=7"> DRINKING AND DRIVING What could happen if I drive</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=8"> Driving under the influence not only applies to a</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=9"> someone else race your car, then you are also gui</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=10"> would only count for two in the second year.) Any</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=11"> dealer will charge you. The Internet is a </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=12"> ment containing the warranty of inspection and an</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=13"> MOVING OUT 12</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=14"> Renting your first apartment or house is one of t</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=15"> legal basis for the eviction and that the tenant </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=16"> What happens if I need to move before the end of </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=17"> rent or damages due to noncompliance with the rul</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=18"> HAVING FUN 17</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=19"> You have graduated from high school and off to co</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=20"> ALCOHOL AND DRUGS 19</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=21"> Three out of four high school seniors admit drink</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=22"> Is it against the law to use someone else's drug </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=23"> MONEY MATTERS</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=24"> Now that you're 18, you need to think seriously a</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=25"> How long does it take for a check to clear? The p</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=26"> What is collateral? Collateral is an item of valu</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=27"> commonly called Social Security, is a mandatory p</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=28"> South Carolina Human Affairs Commission in Columb</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=29"> SMART SHOPPING 28</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=30"> Suppose you spent all of your savings on a new ca</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=31"> doesn't work, contact the Postal Inspection Servi</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=32"> plays every ten minutes on the radio or another b</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=33"> member of a trade or professional organization. </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=34"> please visit: www.scbar.org/PublicServices/ LawLi</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=35"> VOTING 34</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=36"> One of the most important rights you have as an A</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=37"> LIFE AND DEATH MATTERS 36 </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=38"> What is a will? A written document that states ho</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=39"> abled, or sick person; and even placing or removi</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=40"> JURY DUTY 39</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=41"> You may be asked to take part in the justice syst</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=42"> Will I be paid anything for my jury service? Yes,</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=43"> MILITARY SERVICE 42</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=44"> While no draft is in effect, you have a duty to r</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=45"> MARRIAGE AND PARTNERSHIPS 44</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=46"> Now that you are 18, you may be considering mar- </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=47"> marriage and is her property—not marital property</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=48"> have equal rights to their minor children and nei</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=49"> Source: The National Women's Health Information C</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=50"> court can set child support pursuant to South Car</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=51"> may lower the risk of violence, but it does not e</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=52"> CRIMES AND CONSEQUENCES 51</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=53"> A crime is an act or omission which has been de- </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=54"> may be deferred by the clerk of court or appropri</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=55"> two (S.C. Code Ann. 17-25-45 (A)). The statute de</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=56"> What are some of the laws regulating guns and oth</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=57"> person would have to pay you back for actual dam-</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=58"> SURFING THE INTERNET 57</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=59"> You talk to your friends via the Internet. You re</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=60"> networks, programs, databases or components </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=61"> your permission.The security freeze can be tem- p</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=62"> driver's license, and keep the copies in a</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=63"> asked for personal information that seems </a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=64"> CIVIL LA S AND LA SUITS W W 63</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=65"> In general, legal actions are divided into two ca</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=66"> THE COURTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA 65</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=67"> South Carolina courts handle disputes on a variet</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=68"> sions from Magistrate's Court, municipal court, P</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=69"> tral third person hears both sides of the case an</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=70"> We hope this guide will help you make this import</a> <a title="Law for Young Adults page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e492b5ef?page=71"> LOOKING FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAW? 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