17 year old & custody

If you are asking if you will be responsible for your son legally if he is a truant or breaks the law I do not know the answer, you should consult with a criminal attorney to find the answer to this question.

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Our last modified custody order states that we have care, custody and control over our son, with primary custody being with me an secondary with her. This was put into effect back in 2000.
This past July our 17 year old son decided that he didn’t like my rules and moved into his mom’s house, where he has lived since. Now she is calling me telling me that I need to come get him, he is out of control, driving without license, and sneaking out of her home during the night.
Am I responsible for his actions now that he has been living with her for the past 5 months?
For example lets say that he gets caught skipping school, will she be held responsible for him? Yes she has changed his school.
I am not to sure that moving him back into my home is the answer however I don’t want to get into some sort of trouble if I can avoid it.