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  • Is it illegal to download foreign items that is not licensed in United States?

  • I have a questions for you. Since i'm emancipated do I still have to have my parent sign for me to get a tatoo in arizona. And if not would i have to bring the emancipation papers with me to get a tatoo.thanx for answering all my questions.

  • how many people can i have in my car,and what is the curfew in goodyear,az

  • what is the cerfew for pinetop-lakeside, az?

  • Can I get emancipated if I'm only 15, if I'm pregnant, and still going to school? And can I live with my boyfriend which he has a job and will prvied everything needed for me and my baby.

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    Speak Up - Questions and Answers are grouped into key areas of the law. Follow the links below to see Q & As  in these topics:

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    Arrested (61 questions)

    Can a Cop in the state of Arizona, make you go to the bathrooom outside while you are in their custody?

    An officer cannot technically force anyone to use the bathroom outside
    in t... more »

      

    Banking (5 questions)
    Someone ripped my cards off... what now?
    Immediately report the loss or theft of a credit card to the bank or company that issued it. If it'... more »

      

    Bullying (6 questions)

    My city has a curfew law that restricts persons under age 18 from being outside late at night.  Why was this law drafted?

     Law enforcement agencies report that crimes involving juveniles often occur at night.  Also, the... more »

      

    Contracts (5 questions)
    I attended NAU for a year and my parents handled my finances. I received a letter in the mail just a few weeks ago stating that an attorney is attempting to collect 800 something dollars in debt. My parents say everything is paid and the person I talked to says they don't know what exactly it is -- but they would find out. I don't remember signing any contract and if I did, would it matter since I was 17 at the time?

    It does matter that you were only 17 at the time.  Under Arizona law, a minor cannot sign a ... more »

      

    Credit (4 questions)
    What is a credit report?

    A credit report is a summary of what debts you owe and a history of how promptly you have paid of... more »

      

    Curfew (44 questions)
    Is attending night-long parties illegal if you have parental permission?
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    In Arizona, a minor is not violating a county or city curfew if they are accompanied supervi... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)

    if you try to buy beer, but don't use a fake id and never say you're 21 can you still get in trouble? if you just walked into a store, get carded, and left, can you still get charged?

    It may be helpful to look at ... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    What could happen if I get pulled over and don't have my driver's license on hand?
    Arizona Law (ARS 28-3169) addresses this question and states that any licensed driver shall have in ... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    i have been emotionally abused practically my whole life and now for the past 8 months it has gotten horrible i cant take it anymore im so depressed and im always crying. Can i move out to a family that is willing to actually love me but my parents do not like them? can i just leave for the saftey of my inner self?
    If you are in need of immediate help wi... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)

    I am in a foster home that I am finally happy with. I am being forced to visit my biological mother and the plan is for me to go back and live with her. I don't want to. Can CPS make me?

    If you have a guardian ad litem (GAL) or a court appointed special advocate (CASA), you may want ... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    What if a student carries a knife as a religious symbol to school? Wouldn't taking it away be an infringement on our 1st Amendment freedom of religion?
    There's no clear-cut answer to this question. Rather, the answer depends on several things.

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    Housing (17 questions)
    What about privacy? Can my landlord enter my apartment?

    The landlord does have the right to enter your apartment under certain conditions. The landlord ... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    What is Marijuana?
    The term 'marijuana' refers to the leaves and flowering tops of the cannabis plant. Marijuana is a t... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    If they call me to serve, do I have to answer?
    Yes, all qualified citizens have an obligation to serve on juries when summoned unless they are excu... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    Can I obtain a marriage liscence if I am a minor, without consent of my parents? And if I am female, could I marry another female?
    The answer to your question about getting married without parental consent can be found under lawfor... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    Do I have to go to court for a hearing if I want to be emancipated?
    When you file your petition for emancipation the court will set a hearing within ninety days. You mu... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    What are the penalties for sexual crimes?
    The penalty will depend on many things, including the amount of force used, the nature of the sexual... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    What high school classes should you take to become a lawyer?
    Unlike medical school, there are no prerequisites that need to be taken before attending law school.... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    I have been given a ticket on indecent exposure for masturbating in a parking lot inside my car. Would you please let me know what could be the fine and punishments?.

    Indecent exposure is complicated. It usually is a class 1 misdemeanor. However, if the v... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    What would be the punishment be for burglary of a small store?

    There are a lot of possibilities.  Burglary of any business is a class 4 felony.  ... more »

      

    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)

    Hey, my neighbors cause trouble and during Christmas, we had an inflatable igloo in our front yard. One night they came by and poked holes in it with their cigarettes. They also carved inappropriate language into the igloo. Now it doesn't blow up anymore. What should happen to them? What should happen (if anything) to us?

    Your question deals with property damage. If your neighbors  damaged your igloo (a form of y... more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    If someone puts an illegal weapon/narcotic on you without your knowledge, can you be arrested and prosecuted?
    Yes, if an illegal weapon or narcotic is found on you, you can be arrested and prosecuted. The fact ... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    I forgot to register. Can I just show up to vote anyway?
    No, you cannot vote unless you have properly registered and your name appears in both the general c... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    What are the penalties for sexual crimes?
    The penalty will depend on many things, including the amount of force used, the nature of the sexual... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    can an employer make you pay for a uniform? can they deduct it from my paycheck before i am even given the uniform to wear? if i quit, do I get my money back if I turn in my uniform?

    Your employer must pay you the minimum wage in Arizona, so he may not deduct the cost of your uni... more »

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