I'm wondering what would happen if a person was unregistered in the states and got arrested. I recently found a story I gave up on a while ago, and wanted to work on it a bit more. It's about a boy whose mother was a victim of human trafficking, and then murdered when the boy was ten. His father, a drug-dealer, didn't think he would get custody of his son if he registered him, and kept the boy a secret from the police. The boy didn't go to school and have never spent any time around people his own age, leaving him socially awkward. And most of the morals he's learned in life comes from reading comic books (especially batman). The story starts when the boy is 17, and he brutally murders a cannibal/pedophile and saves the life of two young girls. The case gets a lot of media attention because of the public viewing him as a hero, and the police being unable to look away from the fact that he tortured and murdered the man. That the boy is unregistered is kind of important to his back story, but it complicates things a bit since I have no clue what would happen to him when he gets arrested. The story takes place in a fictional city, and what state is never mentioned.