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Is it considered stealing if your child in under 18?

My daughter bought her own car but lives under my roof. She's seventeen and has been getting in trouble, doing drugs and drinking in the car so I took her keys and parked it in my brother's garage she doesn't know where it is and is threatening to call the cops on me. Can she? I'm only trying to keep her out of trouble. She got the car and money for gas from her 18 year old boyfriend, but she says everything is in her name.

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    John Hugger | Attorney & Counselor at Law
    3002 Evergreen Parkway
    Evergreen, CO 80437-0877
    (303) 670-1043
    You daughter can not buy a car in Colorado if she is only 17. However, if you do not own the car and have deprived its true owner of the car, it may be considered theft by the legal authorities.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado - Replied: 5/17/2013
    R. Jason de Groot | R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    Deltona, FL 32728-5775
    (386) 337-8239
    I consider it stealing when someone takes something that they have no right to take. You have the right to tell your daughter what she can do. But if she calls the cops, you may get arrested for grand theft, probably as a 3rd degree felony.
    Answer Applies to: Florida - Replied: 5/15/2013
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