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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)
    If I got busted with weed what the worse that could happen?

    If you are prosecuted in juvenile court, you can be placed on probation or sent to the Departm... 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)

    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 have three days to cancel a purchase, right?

    Many consumers mistakenly believe that they have three days to back out of any purchase. However... 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 it legal for parents to lock their kids out if they don't come home by curfew?
    There is no law in Arizona that authorizes parents to lock their kids out if they do not come home b... 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)
    Do I have a right to get a driver's license?
    Driving is not a right — it’s a privilege regulated by the state (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)
    If my parents are divorced, can my mom put me in foster care w/o dad's permission?
    In Arizona a child goes to foster care when he or she is abandoned or abused. If your mother has ... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    Hi I wanna know can i get in trouble if a police see me with a blank firing gun. Or some one call and said there was shot fire but it was me what could happen

     If you have a felony conviction, or if you are a juvenile offender, and your right to posse... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    Does the landlord have obligations as well?

    Yes, the landlord must also comply with the requirements of applicable building codes affecting h... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    Do you know what states have a drinking age that is under 21? I'm doing a research paper on alcohol and youths.
    There are no states that allow drinking under the age of 21. This is a federal law and not an indivi... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Can I be excused?

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

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    What is community property?

    In Arizona, all property acquired by either husband or wife during the marriage is the community ... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    i live in a house with a back yard and i own a pellet gun. my neighbors dont like it when i shoot my pellet gun and they always call the cops on me. i want to know if from town to town the law changes cause the cop told me it might be illegal. ps i live in youngtown if that makes a differenc
    Your pellet gun is considered a gun. Discharging it within the city limits, assuming you load it wit... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    I just found out I'm pregnant and I'm 14. I wuld be 15 when I had the baby. The father would also be 15. What are my rights as a 15 year old mother? Can I move in with my child's father without my parents consent? Can I get medical attention without my parents consent? If I have to have my parents consent for these things, how do I change that?

    See answers to questions #... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Is it necessary to have a 4.0 average to be a lawyer?
    No, it is not necessary to have a perfect grade point average to become a lawyer. Many lawyers and l... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    Is it illegal for a boy 16yrs old to have a 12yr ols girlfriend, in Az., if the parent is completely against it?

    It isn't illegal to have a girlfriend who is younger than you. If her parents don't want you to b... 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)
    Do people ever get in trouble for graffiti?

    Yes. Graffiti is a form of Criminal Damage. (more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    If a school shooting happens, what happens to the kid who did it?
    If a kid shoots someone at school, or just shoots at someone, chances are, he or she will be tried i... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)

    If I am emancipated will I be able to vote in this year's presidential elections?

    Although a minor does have additional responsibilities after becoming emancipated, the laws ... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 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 »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    i was told by a friend that if you make less than $7800 a year you are exempt from taxes is this true
    It isn't quite that easy - according to the IRS website, if your taxable income is $0 to $7,500... more »

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