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Pennsylvania Laws Relating to Kids

There are thousands of laws in Pennsylvania, and many of those laws deal directly with issues relating to kids. How many hours are kids allowed to work during the week? When can they get their drivers' licenses? What is the punishment for graffiti? These and many other questions are answered below. Please take a moment to learn about the laws that affect Pennsylvania kids.

Criminal Offenses
Property damage, skipping school and tobacco use are just a few of the topics covered in this area. Read more

Driving Laws
When are kids allowed to drive with a junior license? What are the fines for not wearing a seat belt? What's a DUI? Get the answers to these and other questions in this area. Read more

Child Labor Laws
Did you know the minors can't work for more than five continuous hours without a 30 minute lunch break? Or, that no child under the age of 16 can work outside school for more than four hours a day? This area explains the child labor laws in Pennsylvania. Read more

Civic & Recreational Laws
Walking your dog, registering to vote and wearing a bike helmet are all activities governed by Pennsylvania law. Read more

Legal Terms
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