Jul 19, 2019 · The age at which one is considered a legal adult in the US is typically 18. What defines a legal adult is ability to legally work, participate in contracts, vote, marry, give sexual consent, and join the military. Being a legal adult under 21 does not give one the right in most states to purchase alcohol, however. Adult Law and Legal Definition. An adult is a person who has attained the age of majority. The age of majority is the legally defined age at which a person is considered an adult, with all the attendant rights and responsibilities of adulthood. The age of majority is defined by state laws, which vary by state, but is 18 in most states.
If it's international, then no. For example, Canada has two drinking ages (19 and 18) depending on the province, but for most other things, the age of legal adulthood is 18. posted by carmen at 1:24 PM on January 20, 2010. yes. in the state of ga a 17 year old will be tried as an adult.he is a legal adult at 17 in the state of ga. most people are not aware that the age limit is not 18. i was sent to prison at 17.
The age of majority is the age at which a person is considered by law to be an adult. It is 18 or 19 in Canada depending on the province or territory. In history, this wasn’t always the case. Legal Adult(s) were not considered as such until they were 27, then 25, 23, 21, 20, 19, and currently 18. It has to do with the maturity issue. Hence why you can not become President of our great country un.