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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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    Speak Up - Questions and Answers are grouped into key areas of the law. Follow the links below to see Q & As  in these topics:

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    Arrested (61 questions)
    can a kid under the age of 18 get arrested for joy riding
    Yes. Joyriding' is what lawyers call unlawful use of a means of transportation.  A typical exam... 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)
    Can a lender have different rules for making loans to women, men, or minorities?
    No. The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) ensures that everyone has an equal chance to ob... more »

      

    Curfew (44 questions)
    What is the class of crime for a curfew violation?
    Each city in Arizona may inact their own curfew laws. A city's laws are sometimes called the 'Munici... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    I was cited for underage drinking, but after doing community service, paying a fine, and taking a class, the charges were dismissed. Even though the citation was dismissed, I am still losing my lisence. Is this possible? and WHY?

    Your question is very specific to your situation and is a little confusing. You paid some penalt... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)

    is there any law for kids 17yrs old out driving after midnite even doh they have graduated high school??

    See the new Graduated License laws

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    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)
    Who is responsible for paying the bills?

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

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    I currently own a butterfly knife with a 4 inch blade. I know buttefly knives aren't illegal, but is it illegal for me to carry it at the age of 16?
    Yes. A butterfly knife would be considered a deadly weapon, since it is designed for lethal use (und... 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 would happen if you were caught using drugs?

    If you are caught using or possessing drugs, you would be arrested, taken to jail and charged wit... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Just the fact that I'm 18 makes me eligible for jury duty?
    That’s part of it. You also must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the jurisdiction in which you ... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    Once I have the license, what else do I need?

    • A marriage ceremony (generally by a clergyman, judge or other person authorized by law to con... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    Even though I am only 17 I am graduating high school. Can I get emancipated when I graduate or do I have to wait til I'm 18?
    The Arizona Legislature passed a new law that goes into effect on August 12, 2005 that allows minors... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)

    age to run for governor?

    The Arizona Constitution A... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    If a teacher isn't in the classroom fifteen minutes after the bell, may students leave?
    The law does not address this specific situation. In this instance, the school district would have j... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    My girlfriend's father beats/rapes her on a regular basis, her mother doesn't seem to care, and her father has taught her brother to disrespect and hurt her as well. She's 17 still, and I'm 16, and I'm wondering if she could move in with me and my mother until she turns 18

    Sexual and physical abuse are serious issues and must be reported.  Arizona law requires cer... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    Oh come on - I just grabbed her butt - so what's the big deal?
    Sexual abuse is a crime and a felony. A person commits sexual abuse by intentionally or knowingly en... 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)
    What authority does mall security have when you've done nothing wrong?
    Malls are private areas. That means that they are essentially the same as a person's home - when the... 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)
    What changes regarding transportation laws when I become 18?
    Primarily, your liability. When you become 18, you are legally an adult and you assume liability fo... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    can an employer make you pay for a uniform? can they deduct it from my paycheck before i am even given the uniform to wear? if i quit, do I get my money back if I turn in my uniform?

    Your employer must pay you the minimum wage in Arizona, so he may not deduct the cost of your uni... more »

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