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  • 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)
    Under age drinking and indecent exposure what are the penalties and or fines
    Underage drinking is a class 1 misdemeanor. For adults, it can result in jail terms of up to 6 month... 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)

    There is a kid in our neighborhood that has assaulted my younger brother before. He keeps coming over and playing with other neighborhood kids including my brother. Today, he again pushed my brother down. Can my parents have him arrested for trespassing if he is on our property? If they can, how do they get the police involved?

    If you are in immediate threat of physical harm, call 911.

    According to Arizona Law (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)
    What is the curfew for Casa Grande, Arizona?
    The curfew in Casa Grande (7 days a week) is:

    15 ye... more »


    Drinking (25 questions)
    I was in my college dorm, police showed up, i was sleeping, but they said there was noise someone complained. they tested me for drinking and i was a .13. They gave me citation for underage drinking (though there was none in my room or cause). Do I have to go to court? just pay ticket? what is the worst that can happen? i have no prior charges ever.

    What is a misdemeanor?
    Under Arizona state law, crimes are categorized as... more »


    Driving (187 questions)
    If your 18 years old do you have to have a permit for a certain amount of months or can just get your licsence? Do you still have to take drivers ed and all that stuff?
    If you are 18, you may apply for a license with MVD. You must pass a written test, a vision test, an... more »


    Emancipation (67 questions)
    Where can I get information about birth certificates?

    How to Get a Birth Certificatemore »


    Family (219 questions)
    My parents do drugs and how do I get away from it?
    Depending on the state, for a child whose parents are not willing or able to care for him or her, a ... more »


    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)

    Is it legal for minors to own and/or operate airsoft rifles/BB guns within a residential area with explicit permission from minor's parents? Should the police be notified first?

    See answer in more »


    Housing (17 questions)
    can you tell me how i can narrow my search to find a place to live if i have a felony

    Unfortunately, a felony conviction tends to make many things more difficult to obtain, including ... more »


    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    im 15 and got caught with a pack of cigarettes off of school campus. but i was suppose to be on campus. the ticket said nothing about me having cigarettes on school. can the principal do anything about this? and what is the fine for this with a first offense?
    As a general rule, criminal conduct away from school by a  juvenile/student is not subject to discip... more »


    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Why would a judge excuse some people - and not others?

    Judges have the right to excuse prospective jurors from serving on a particular jury for a variet... more »


    Marriage (16 questions)
    I was married at 16, divorced at 17 am I still considered a minor or am I emancipated?
    A minor who was married but is now divorced is still a minor unless a court declares the minor emanc... more »


    New Laws (15 questions)
    What are my rights and obligations if I am emancipated?
    If the judge grants your petition for emancipation you will be treated as an adult for the following... more »


    Other (378 questions)
    How old do you have to be in Arizona to have your own bank account?

    Normally you have to be 18 years old to open bank accounts, enter into contracts o... 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)
    What are sexual crimes?

    Sexual crimes involve some sexua... more »


    Trouble (34 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 »


    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)
    Is it illegal to own or possess a malee weapon, such as a sword or kendo stick?
    Laws vary from state to state concerning these weapons. For example, in Michigan, there appears to b... 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)
    Can I be excused?

    The court may excuse people in the following circumstances:
    • Those people with a mental or p... more »


    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    How old do you have to be to bus tables?

    In Arizona the type of work you can do genreally depends on your age. Forbidden employement ... more »

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