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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 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 »


    Bullying (6 questions)

    how many people commit suicide fro being hurt and abused by a bully?

    Statistics are uncertain.  However, a number of researchers believe that individuals wh... more »


    Contracts (5 questions)
    What is a contract?
    A contract is "an agreement between two or more parties creating obligations that are enforceable or... 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)
    Is attending night-long parties illegal if you have parental permission?

    In Arizona, a minor is not violating a county or city curfew if they are accompanied supervi... more »


    Drinking (25 questions)
    i just got an minor in possesion and a curfew ticket r the gonna take my drivers license away or put me on probation if i have prior offenses

    Under Arizona law, a person found guilty of being a "minor in possession" can be sentenced t... more »


    Driving (187 questions)
    I heard that if you get a ticket from those vans that take a pictures of your license plate, photo radar vans, you don't have to pay it because the picture is not clear enough...is this true?
    There is a chance that you might not have to pay for a photo radar ticket. However, you are not the ... more »


    Emancipation (67 questions)

    My son is planning to drop out of school at 16. He is a bright boy, and I'm sure at some point he will get his GED. While I do not support his decision, I will help him get a job at 16 --but show him the door as well. Can a parent initiate an emancipation request if the minor refuses to attend high school, and can support himself financially?

    There doesn't seem to be a procedure that permits a parent to file an emancipation petition.... more »


    Family (219 questions)
    I am 17 now and am placed on probation and I live with my parents. Do I still have the right to leave home when I turn 18?
    When you turn 18 you will be an adult. You will then be able to manage your own affairs. You will al... more »


    Guns and Weapons (23 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 »


    Housing (17 questions)
    You've got the keys, now what?

    Under the law, a tenant must comply with all health and safety obligations imposed upon a tenant ... more »


    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    What is the penalty for using a fake ID to get into a bar to see a concert but not buy alcohol?
    Using a fake ID is a pretty severe crime, and whether you are doing so to get into a concert, buy al... 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)
    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)
    Can being forced to subscribe to a radical religon be grounds for an emancipation?

    No. As of right now, Arizona does not have a law allowing emancipation.

    There is a simila... more »


    Other (378 questions)
    Say I can state that a person is innocent, and the police call my house to question me, but I am a minor (under 18), do the police have to ask my parents if they can question me?
    The 5th Amendment to the United States Constitution protects all Americans against 'self incriminati... more »


    School (118 questions)
    My dad takes care of me since my mom and his divorce. At school my teacher said that my dads girlfriend, who I love can't be put on the student class list my teacher gives to all the moms and dads. She has taken care of me for over 5 years when my mom was not around to do it. She said that she is not allowed to do this? Is this a law or a problem for the school to do this? I want her on the list of moms and dads. She is my mom too.
    She is not technically/legally your mom or step mom. If you really want her on the list you should ... more »


    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    What are sexual crimes?

    Sexual crimes involve some sexua... more »


    Trouble (34 questions)
    If you are charged by police with a misdemeanor for petty theft (1st time offense, good student), is there a chance the judge will drop the charge?
    First of all, one should be clear on what judges can and cannot do. A judge will hear evidence and t... more »


    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)

    Is it illegal to melt/deface pennies?

    The code governing this issue is as follows:

    Title 18 United... more »


    Violence (87 questions)
    What can a person be charged with if they are accused of date rape?
    Date rape is often more traumatic to a victim than being raped by a stranger because the victim may ... more »


    Voting (6 questions)

    when do I have to be registered by in order to be able to vote in November?

    The deadline in Arizona for registration to vote in the November 4, 2008 election is October 6, 2... more »


    When You Turn 18 (107 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 »


    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    What is the minimum wage that you can get?

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    Federal law requires that most employees recei... more »

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