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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)
    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 »

      

    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)
    Is it illegal to bully?

    Lawforkids.org has information regarding the new more »

      

    Contracts (5 questions)
    Who can make a contract?

    You can. . . when you're 18 years old. And you'll find plenty of opportunities for such things a... more »

      

    Credit (4 questions)
    What is collateral?
    Collateral is an item of value that is accepted by the lender to be used to pay back the loan if you... more »

      

    Curfew (44 questions)

    can a minor be charge if he is out past curfew but is with people that are 18 or older but are not his guardians?

    Yes, a minor ... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)

    I was walking home with 6 friends drunk at 4 am and we were stopped by police. They asked us who had been drinking and the 3 of the 5 who had been drinking were breathalized and arrested, the other two lied and got away with it. We were charged with underage with alcohol in body [ARS 4-244(40)]. We have a court date but do not know whether we need lawyers/what the likely punishment is, any help would be appreciated.

    First we can not advise you if you should get an attorney, you need to discuss this with your par... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    What is the punishment for leaving the scene of a car accident?
    Under Arizona Law (ARS §28-663), the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    I am 15 years old and I'm being emotionaly abused by my mother. My dads house isnt an option. Is there a way to get custody to my grandparents? Or do I have to get emancipated before I can freely live with them?

    First, I am sorry that you are having a hard time.  It's not easy to be 15!  Concerning your questio... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    I am 17 and have a child; can I move in with his father without my mothers consent?
    In Arizona, and probably in most other states, your mother has the right and the duty to control and... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    is it legal to cary a dagger knive if you are under 18?

    No - it is illegal to carry a deadly weapon without a permit  (more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    Must a lease be written to be enforceable?
    A rental agreement can be either written or oral (more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    Does a cop have to document a breathalyzer test?
    Yes, in Arizona the officer must document the test and the observation/deprivation period prior to t... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    How often can I be called for jury service?
    If you have been summoned and selected to serve on a jury, you are not required to serve again as a ... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    i am only 16 and my boyfriend is 21, can we get married with out having problems with the law?
    According to Arizona Law, A.R.S. &s... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    Where do I apply to be emancipated in Arizona?
    Your request [petition] to be emancipated must be filed in the more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    Is it legal to put security cameras in dressing rooms?
    The question of security in dressing rooms has been a sticky one for some time. For the most part, t... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    If a juvenile gets adjudicated for vandalizing a school and they go to jail for it can they go to jail for doing it again?
    Yes. In fact, it is more likely that a juvenile will be sentenced to jail for a second offense than ... 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)
    What basic things should I remember if I'm arrested?
    Once you have identified yourself, you may refuse to make any statement or discuss the case with any... 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)
    Does Domestic Violence fall in the same category as assault?
    To some extent, domestic violence is the same as assault. However, the crime of domestic violence is... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    If I'm away at college, can I just vote there?

    Yes, but only if you have registered there. Otherwise you will need to vote “absentee” with an o... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    can you still get merried if you had emancipated and are now the age of 18
    In order to to marry in Arizona without parental consent you need only to be 18 years of age - more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    What if my employer failed to pay me?

    Depending on the amount of money owed, you can either file a wage claim with the more »

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