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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)
    Can I be arrested for not going to school?

    It is against the law for anyone between the ages of six and sixteen to not attend school. Howeve... 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)
    can a bully be someone you are friends with?

    Even if someone calls him/herself a friend because they hang out with you, they can NOT bully you... 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 and what happens if I'm out past that time?
    Curfew times are different in every city. You need to check with your city offices to find out what ... more »


    Drinking (25 questions)
    Whats the worst to happen if i got cought with alcohol?

    This depends on who catches you.  If you are caught by the police, they can give you a citat... more »


    Driving (187 questions)
    What is the punishment for leaving the scene of a car accident?
    Under Arizona Law (ARS ยง28-663), the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury... more »


    Emancipation (67 questions)
    I am 16 years old and im almost 7 weeks pregnant my momk said she would support me on whatever decision i made on wether i should keep my baby or not i decided to keep it and my mom was extremely mad and then said im taking you to get an abortion done in two weeks your not ready is this a reason i could get emancipated? my mom wont accept me having a kid and i dont think i could live with her but i do need this emancipation a.s.a.p. and im scared she will make me do it before i can get out because she wont let me move out right now at all

    See answers to questions #... more »


    Family (219 questions)

    I have a one year old and a good job and I’m about to be married why can't I move out now?

    Arizona law makes your parents responsible for your well-being until you turn 18 years old or unt... more »


    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    Who can own a gun or weapon?

    Generally speaking, anything that disqualifies you as a voter or a juror, such as conviction of a... more »


    Housing (17 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 »


    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    What are the penalties for producing Psilocybin mushrooms?
    Psilocybin in considered a dangerous drug according to Arizona Law (ARS 13-3401 6. (a) (xxv)) and it... more »


    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    My husband throw away my jury summons and badge and I don't know where to report and don't have a badge now. Who do I contact?

    A person must serve their jury duty unless excused by the court. If the information of where and ... more »


    Marriage (16 questions)
    Who is responsible for paying the bills?

    Both spouses have equal management and control over the community property, and have equal respon... more »


    New Laws (15 questions)
    Do I have to go to court for a hearing if I want to be emancipated?
    When you file your petition for emancipation the court will set a hearing within ninety days. You mu... more »


    Other (378 questions)
    What happens if someone is convicted of arson?
    Arson of a structure (a building, vehicle, watercraft or aircraft) is a class 4 felony.

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    School (118 questions)
    What's the maximum size of a knife that you can carry to school?
    All public schools have rules that prohibit students from possessing weapons at school. A knife is c... more »


    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    Someone put pictures of kids having sex on the net that I downloaded to my computer. Is that a crime?

    Yes. A person commits sexual exploitation of a minor by knowingly possessing any visual depictio... more »


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


    For more information about minors being sued see:
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    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)
    My sister makes me really mad sometimes. If I were to, say, stab her in the arm with a pen, would that be considered assault?
    YES. Arizona Law (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)
    I'm going to go to college next fall, can I get an exemption?

    There are no student or job-related deferments. However, hardship, conscientious objector, and m... more »


    Work and Employment (24 questions)

    How long does it take before you can be promoted to a higher position as a lawyer

    The truth is that it depends. A lawyer, just like other workers, may be promoted based on her or ... more »

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