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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.

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  • 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)
    My brother-in-law's former girlfriend was arrested for attempted murder. How long will she be in jail?

    Before she receives a sentence, the court must determine whether or not she is guilty, and then h... 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)

    There is a kid in our neighborhood that has assaulted my younger brother before. He keeps coming over and playing with other neighborhood kids including my brother. Today, he again pushed my brother down. Can my parents have him arrested for trespassing if he is on our property? If they can, how do they get the police involved?

    If you are in immediate threat of physical harm, call 911.

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    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)
    At what age do you not have a curfew?

    This depends on who sets the curfew - your parents or the city where you live. Parental curfew's ... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    Is it true that they are not allowed to call your parents if you are over 18 and were not caught drunk or in possession, even if you were in a house where they found empty beer containers and no parents?

    1. Can the police notify parents if a person over 18 is cited for alcohol?
    The police have no... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    Can a cop give you a breathalizer test if you are a passenger, if so what is the penalty for failing?

    If a police officer makes a traffic stop of a vehicle, he or she may generally contact the passen... 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)
    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 »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    My mom says that If I am outside and I am seen by a cop holding a pellet gun that he has the right to shoot me. I argue that he cannot shoot me unless I shoot him. Who is right? I mean im not gonna go carrying in plain sight down the street.
    According to ARS 13-410(c), an officer has the right to use deadly force if he/she  believes a ... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    What is a security deposit and why do you have to pay it?
    A security deposit is an amount of money that the landlord holds as security against property damage... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    How much is the fine for a 16 year old in possession of tobacco (not on school grounds)?
    Arizona Law (ARS 8-341) states that the maximum fine for an incorrigible act (aside from reparations... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)

    What is a jurors duty during a cival suite

    To learn more about jury duty, you may want to watch the video for juror orientation on the more »

      

    Marriage (16 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 »

      

    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)
    Where can I find a list of objections that can be made in a trial?
    There are many resources on the internet that list objections that may be made in a Trial. If you ty... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    How can we prevent kids from causing so much trouble such as the bombings at the schools?
    All of the experts agree that there are no easy answers to this question. Research shows that many k... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    Is it illegal to have sexual conduct with a dog?
    In the 2006 legislative session a bill was introduced and passed into law: Senate Bill 1160 outlaws ... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    What would be the punishment be for burglary of a small store?

    There are a lot of possibilities.  Burglary of any business is a class 4 felony.  ... more »

      

    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)

    Hey, my neighbors cause trouble and during Christmas, we had an inflatable igloo in our front yard. One night they came by and poked holes in it with their cigarettes. They also carved inappropriate language into the igloo. Now it doesn't blow up anymore. What should happen to them? What should happen (if anything) to us?

    Your question deals with property damage. If your neighbors  damaged your igloo (a form of y... more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    There was a big huge fight in front of my house...but the people who was starting stuff came over to my house first in a truck...but we were all in the house and my brothers friend ran out the door and tackled the driver but he didnt get into trouble from the cops...the driver did...why did the driver of the car that came get into trouble from the police but not my brothers friend?

    There are many factors a police officer takes into consideration during an arrest. Without knowin... 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)
    At what age can I enlist in the Armed Forces?
    You may enlist at 17 with your parents’ consent (50 App USC §454 (c)). Without their consent, you m... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    Where can get a workers permit?

    You can apply for a worker's permit at the more »

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