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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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    Arrested (61 questions)
    My sister had sex with a 16 year old and she is only 14 i dont think thats right and isnt that illgal because under 15 is like a minor and shes not 15 till October?

    Yes, you are technically correct that it is illegal to have sex with a minor under the age of 15.... more »

      

    Banking (5 questions)
    How much does it cost to attend college?

    Information about college costs, scholorships and planning for your education is usually availabl... more »

      

    Bullying (6 questions)
    as a younger child i was kinda popilar with a few kids in scghool but then again i was bullied. even though nobody ever handled my problems i learned 2 get over it until recently... lately ive become REALLY mean. would i be considered a bully and if i am could people press charges against me?
    Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidatio... more »

      

    Contracts (5 questions)
    Do all contracts have to be in writing?

    No. However, in certain cases no court action can be brought unless the promise or agreement is i... more »

      

    Credit (4 questions)
    Does a bad credit history ever go away?
    That depends on the seriousness of past problems. The files may go back seven years or ten years fo... more »

      

    Curfew (44 questions)
    What is the curfew for Chandler Arizona?

    The following are the curfew laws for Chandler, Arizona:

    Ages 15 and under: 10 P.M. (ever... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    My husband and i were drinking and driving in Tempe, Az. We were pulled over at a stop light by two officers and we both received a Minor in Posession as well as Open Container in a Motor Vehicle. What kind of fines are we looking at and will this affect our car insurance?

    To view the Arizona Laws for underage drinking, see more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)

    Are you alowed to ride a motorized skateboard in chandler arizona? i cant seem to find the answer. please help.

    Chandler ordinance 12- 5.4 states that no one under 13 may operate a motorized play vehicle which... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    My father died when I was 9 my mom remarried and My sisters and I still get social security. If I become emancipated would I still receive social security and could I use it to argue my financial independence?
    The conditions in which a surviving child may receive social security differ from case to case. You ... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)

    at what age can a child declare which parent they want to live with. My mother wants my niece to say that she doesn't want to live with her mother. She thinks that my niece is allowed by law to make this decision at age 12. Is this true?

    Under Arizona Statutes, courts look at several factors to determine which parent should have cust... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    I currently own a butterfly knife with a 4 inch blade. I know buttefly knives aren't illegal, but is it illegal for me to carry it at the age of 16?
    Yes. A butterfly knife would be considered a deadly weapon, since it is designed for lethal use (und... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    I live in Phoenix and I live in a violent neighborood. I have been robbed two times and we called the cops. They took a while to get to my house.When they arrived, they checked all rooms and they used this black powder to search for fingerprints. They found foot prints outside the backyard. The problem is is that they couldn't find the people who robbed us. What could I do to change this problem?

    Assuming that you and your family have not been injured, legally there is no direct answer for yo... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    I was at a party that got raided by the cops "party patrol" and had a bac of .023 and that was my first Mip ever. I have a clean record and have not gotten in trouble since. Do I have any choices like community service, or AA meetings that I could attend so I do not get my license revoked?
    If you have not been in trouble before, and you weren't driving, there is a very good chance that yo... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    How long will it take?

    Generally, your jury service obligation is fulfilled when you have:

    • Served on one tria... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    Do I need a marriage license? Why can't we just say our vows to each other?
    Marriage is also a legal contract between a man and a woman for life. State law creates both the re... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)

    i live at home with my mother and stepfather. i am 16 and will be 17 in july i want to know what i have to do to get out of my house because im being verbaly abused by my stepfather. my mother doesnt defend me most of the time and i have a hard time not getting into an arguement with my stepfather. my real father, to me doesnt really have the abelitly to take care of me so i ask you for help, what do i have to do to get out of this situation?

    If you cannot solve your family situation through counseling, family talks, or spending time at a... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    what will happen when a lawyer fails to proccess the right information that her client needs

    I read this question to ask “what happens if an... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Would practicing religion in public school be against the law?
    The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution states 'Congress shall make no la... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    My sister had sex with a 16 year old and she is only 14 i dont think thats right and isnt that illgal because under 15 is like a minor and shes not 15 till October?

    Yes, you are technically correct that it is illegal to have sex with a minor under the age of 15.... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    Can a minor be sued for fraud?

    Yes!

    For more information about minors being sued see:
    more »

      

    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)
    I live in Phoenix and I live in a violent neighborood. I have been robbed two times and we called the cops. They took a while to get to my house.When they arrived, they checked all rooms and they used this black powder to search for fingerprints. They found foot prints outside the backyard. The problem is is that they couldn't find the people who robbed us. What could I do to change this problem?

    Assuming that you and your family have not been injured, legally there is no direct answer for yo... more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    What would happen if an 18 year old went on school grounds with a knife on her side after school to pick her cousin up and was caught?
    Depending on what kind of knife it was, it could be classified as a 'deadly weapon' according to Ari... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    Where do I vote?
    You may vote at the polling place in the precinct in which you live. The county elections office es... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    Does my employer have to give me a written contract?
    Most employers do not have to give you a written contract. Many employment contracts are oral.... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    Can an employer require a female to wear make-up to work or not cut their hair (in fear of looking like a male)?

    Generally, this will depend on the type of work that is being done, where, and the policies of a ... more »

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