S: RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AT 18!
BC: The End
FC: By: Allison Mayer | Rights and responsibilities at 18!
1: General Rights of an adult: *vote *make a will *sue in your own name *make a contract for an apartment or car in your own name | *obtain medical treatment without parental consent *be completely independent from parental control *apply for credit in your own name | *be an organ donor *enlist in the armed forces without parental consent *form a corporation
2: Basic Requirements to be able to vote: -18 years of age or older -Be a legal U.S. citizen -Be a resident of Wisconsin 10 days before election day
3: Other Important Information: -voting locations include schools or local city hall -one can register at local municipal clerk's office in person or by mail -an absentee ballot is available prior to the absence
4: Qualifications to be eligible for jury duty: *18 years of age or older *be a legal U.S. citizen *serve in the court where one is not so ill or disabled to interfere with duty *read and understand the English language NOTE: Once one has been called to serve, they must attend! (Unless a special reason occurs) | Other helpful information: *an employee's employer decides whether one goes without pay during the period of serving *normally individuals serve jury duty 5 days within a 2 year period
6: Many employment contracts are oral as shown on the right. On the other hand, some contracts may be performed in written form as shown on the left.
7: An employer can fire an employee based on personnel policies and procedures. They cannot fire based on race, sex, age, handicap, color, religion, or marital status.
8: In Wisconsin the legal drinking age is 21. | Only legal when: -accompanied by a parent or spouse of legal age -a person at least 18 years of age who is under a contract to provide entertainment -you work there -you buy food or nonalcoholic beverages if you leave after the purchase -in a number of public locations such as restaurants, hotels, or bowling alleys
9: **If an adult involves a minor in the manufacture or sale of illegal drugs, there is a possible $50,000 fine and/or a 10 year prison sentence. | In Wisconsin, all drugs are illegal except for medical use. "Drug paraphernalia" is all equipment, product or materials used for planting, cultivating, producing, processing, testing, packaging, storing or introducing into body as a controlled substance. The penalty includes up to 90 days in jail and/or a fine up to $1,000.
10: Every male citizen must register for the armed forces within 30 days of his 18th birthday. | Other important information: *Male citizen can enlist at 17 years of age with parental consent *One can register for the draft by going to a local post office and filling out a registration form containing your name, address, sex, birthday, and Social Security number.
11: Driving is a privilege that can be taken away! A person must be at least 16, have proof of name, date of birth, and identity, pass the driver's test, turn in any other ID from another state, not be suspended or revoked in another state, meet physical and medical requirements, and pay fees. *Parents are not liable for accident when children are 18!
13: Marriage -An individual can be married at the age of 18 without parental consent. -The youngest an individual can marry with parental consent is 16 years of age. **Marriage is considered a contract between the man and woman. | -Citizens can obtain a marriage license by applying to the clerk of the district court and pay the application fee. -A valid marriage includes: *a valid marriage license *an authorized official to solemnize the marriage *two competent adult witnesses
14: Criminal Charges: --If arrested, one can expect to be searched for weapons by a police officer and be taken to the police station. --An officer should inform you of your rights. Often called your "Miranda rights." --Remember, you always have the right to have an attorney present at all times. --An individual can expect to be seen by a judge about 24 hours after admitted, unless it is a weekend or holiday. --NOTE: Always remember that you are presumed innocent until proved guilty!
17: CREDIT: A person can establish credit by: *maintaining a savings account *buying low-priced items on time *get a job *use credit cards responsibly --A lender cannot have different rules for lending to a man vs woman. | -A lender often has loaners give something as collateral which is anything of value which can be given as security for a loan. -A contract cannot say that if you don't pay the store can automatically get its money from your wages.