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Can you perform charms outside of Hogwarts?

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As a underage wizard (under the age of 17) any magic used outside of Hogwarts will alert the Ministry for Magic due to the trace. The trace is a charm placed on young witches and wizards and is removed on their 17th birthday. This is not a foolproof system however as the ministry trusts parents to properly discipline their children if they perform magic, due to the fact that the parent's own magic will constantly interfere with the Trace. Children who grow up in the Muggle world, such as Harry Potter, are more closely monitored, it being more obvious if they perform magic.

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