So, You’re 18
Congratulations on attaining adulthood! Reaching the age of eighteen is a significant milestone in your life that is accompanied by serious rights and responsibilities. This booklet, developed by the Virginia State Bar and the Conference of Local Bar Associations, will help you understand these rights and responsibilities. As an adult citizen of the Commonwealth of Virginia, you must be informed about your rights and the legal consequences of your actions. I urge you to read this booklet and use it as a resource as you begin your path into adult life. I hope that this booklet, coupled with your own education, will supply the knowledge necessary to become a responsible and valuable member of your family, your community, and the Commonwealth of Virginia.