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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 are the charges for possesion of marijuana and intent to distribute (less than 1 ounce)

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    Banking (5 questions)
    So I can finally get my own bank account?
    Yes, and the choice of checking and savings accounts may be numerous. Learn the rules and restricti... more »

      

    Bullying (6 questions)
    as a younger child i was kinda popilar with a few kids in scghool but then again i was bullied. even though nobody ever handled my problems i learned 2 get over it until recently... lately ive become REALLY mean. would i be considered a bully and if i am could people press charges against me?
    Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidatio... 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)
    What is a credit report?

    A credit report is a summary of what debts you owe and a history of how promptly you have paid of... more »

      

    Curfew (44 questions)

    What is the curfew for Surprise, AZ?

    The curfew fo... 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 exactly are the motorized skateboard laws for Phoenix, Arizona

    See the Motorized Skate... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    What does it mean the minor is not ward of the court or states custody?

    Examples of when a minor is a ward of the court or in state custody include being in foster care,... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    Is it lawful for parents to charge rent before I am 18?
    Yes, parents may charge their child rent for living premises before the child eighteen years old. Wh... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    I am only working about 4-6 hrs a day and my employer is demanding that I take a 30 min break while on my shift is this legal.

    In Arizona there are no laws or regulations covering breaks and lunch hours either for adults or ... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    Is there a specific amount a landlord can raise your rent? When the lease expires? Can they raise it to aas much as they want before you sign a new lease? Are you only protected during your leasing period?

    While you are protected under the terms of your lease agreement from rent increases (that is assu... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    What is the penalty for growing marijuana in arizona? I am growing two small plants without the intent to sell?
    Growing marijuana is a crime because the United States and Arizona both prohibit (do not allow)... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    what are the consequences of not attending jury duty?
    It is unlawful to ignore the summon to appear. If someone believes they can not serve as a juror the... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    can i get married to my 16 year old boyfriend without my parent permission if im pregnant?

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    New Laws (15 questions)
    What do I have to show the judge if I want to be emancipated?
    At the hearing it is your responsibility to convince the judge that it is in your best interests to ... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    What happens when a child grows up in the Juvenile system? What are the rights of this person who is now an adult?
    Many states allow for setting aside (sealing) or destruction of juvenile records. Per Arizona Statut... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Is there still a possibility for me to become a lawyer if I just have a GED?

    Anything is possible!  But to be a lawyer, you m... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    Is it considered rape if you are passed out and someone has sex with you when you dont know?

    Yes. You have to consent to sex, and if you are passed out you don't have the ability to say "yes... 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)
    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)
    Is it illegal to own or possess a malee weapon, such as a sword or kendo stick?
    Laws vary from state to state concerning these weapons. For example, in Michigan, there appears to b... 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)
    I am 18 and I smoke. What about those no-smoking areas?

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    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    What could happen if I lied on an employment application and said I was 18. Because a lot of jobs you have to be 18. ie. data entry

    If an employer determines an employee has lied about his/her age on an employment ... more »

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