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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)
    what will happen when a lawyer fails to proccess the right information that her client needs

    I read this question to ask “what happens if an... more »

      

    Banking (5 questions)
    Someone ripped my cards off... what now?
    Immediately report the loss or theft of a credit card to the bank or company that issued it. If it'... 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 attended NAU for a year and my parents handled my finances. I received a letter in the mail just a few weeks ago stating that an attorney is attempting to collect 800 something dollars in debt. My parents say everything is paid and the person I talked to says they don't know what exactly it is -- but they would find out. I don't remember signing any contract and if I did, would it matter since I was 17 at the time?

    It does matter that you were only 17 at the time.  Under Arizona law, a minor cannot sign 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)

    can a minor be charge if he is out past curfew but is with people that are 18 or older but are not his guardians?

    Yes, a minor ... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    I was drinking during the day the other day and my friend, who was a sober driver, got pulled over. The cop asked for IDs but I didn't have mine because I was at a pool party all day. He gave me a Minor in Consumption ticket because he smelled alcohol on me and I told him I was not 21. What is the typical fine for a minor in consumption in Arizona and are there diversion programs you can take?

    Justice Courts can impose fines as well as community service hours, even misdemeanor probation. T... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    What are the laws limiting the different color lights you can have on your tires or undercarriage of your car? Are under vehicle ground effect lights legal in Arizona?
    There are many different extras you can add to your car to make it look really cool, including sev... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    I am 15 years old and I'm being emotionaly abused by my mother. My dads house isnt an option. Is there a way to get custody to my grandparents? Or do I have to get emancipated before I can freely live with them?

    First, I am sorry that you are having a hard time.  It's not easy to be 15!  Concerning your questio... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    Living at home causes stress, depression, and anger would that reason alone be enough for me to get emancipated, go to foster home or anywhere other than home!?
    The state requires more than stress, depression and anger before they will take you out of your home... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    is it legal to cary a dagger knive if you are under 18?

    No - it is illegal to carry a deadly weapon without a permit  (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 (step by step) if a cop pulled you over and you had drugs?
    The person with the drugs would be placed under arrest and the drugs would be seized as evidence. T... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Once I have responded and appeared for jury service... what's next?
    Once you are in the jury assembly room, names are chosen at random from those who have appeared for ... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)

    Is it legal to marry my sister in the state of AZ. We have been talking about it and we plan on getting married.

    It is illegal to marry your sister in Arizona.  more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    Who can apply to be emancipated in Arizona?
    You must be sixteen or seventeen-years-old to apply for emancipation. You have to be a resident of A... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    Does a minor that is detained for underage consumption have the same miranda rights as adults?
    Absolutely! A minor is entitled to Miranda warnings when they are being detained AND questioned by t... 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)
    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 will happen if I'm arrested?
    You can expect to be searched for weapons by the police and taken to a police station. You will be ... 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)
    If I am charged with a felony and have used diversion on a 4th degree assault can I still use diversion for the felony?
    In Arizona juvenile courts, diversion (an out-of-court way to handle a criminal or delinquent charge... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    If I'm away at college, can I just vote there?

    Yes, but only if you have registered there. Otherwise you will need to vote “absentee” with an o... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    If we haven't been married long, can we just get an annulment?

    Annulment is not a matter of how recently you were married. The ground for annulment is that the... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    Why aren't people under the age of 18 or 16 unable to work?

    I don't understand your question.  People under the age of 18 and 16 may work. &nb... more »

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