Well, you won't get thrown in jail, but you can be scooped up by the police and returned home and anyone helping you hide from - or disobey - your parents can go to jail.
Originally Posted by pandachuler
If you leave without parental permission, your friend's mom can go to jail if she helps you remain out of parental control..
My mother and I DO NOT get along at all, she threatened to knock me out, I want to move out with my friend, his mom already said it was okay.
How can I do it without getting anyone or myself into any trouble?
Emancipation is NOT for leaving him because you and your parents do not get along. Before a court rules that mom and/or dad are unfit parents, they will need a darn good reason to do so. So far, you haven't articulated it.
If I need to get emancipated how do I do it, and do I have to have a job?
If mom and dad oppose it, you are almost certainly not going to be emancipated. And since NY has no specific statute covering the application for emancipation, it pretty much has to be a fait accompli before it can be granted.
In general the following must exist:
You must be living apart from your parents
You must be self supporting (but may be receiving public benefits or child support if required by court order)
You are not in, or in need of, foster care
You are living beyond the custody and control of your parents
You are over the age of 16.
If mom and dad want you to come home, you will be waiting until you are 18.