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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)
    How long do you go to jail for attempted murder?
    Attempted murder is a class 2 felony. If the defendant does not have any prior felony convictions 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)
    Is it illegal to bully?

    Lawforkids.org has information regarding the new 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)
    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)
    I was arrested and charged possession and consuming alcohol along with my 17 year old brother. They gave a breathalyzer to my brother and never to me. I told them that i wasn't drinking and they could give me the test also but they didn't and still charged me with possession and consuming. They filled out all the paper work and took me home and then realized that i wasn't a juvenile. Can they still charge me? The driver of the car was also given the test and was let go. They found beer under the drivers seat and in the cup holder but he wasn't charged with anything is this right?
    The police can charge anyone with anything. The bigger question is whether they can prove it beyond ... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)

    What is the law for impounding cars?

    The laws rega... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    I live with my mother and stepfather. my mom had full custody of me. Do i have the choice of living with my father?

    Arizona law does not generally allow a minor child to formally "choose" which parent he... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    Do convicted felons still retain custody rights?
    Becoming a convicted felon does not automatically end your parental rights to your children. Obvious... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    What if a student carries a knife as a religious symbol to school? Wouldn't taking it away be an infringement on our 1st Amendment freedom of religion?
    There's no clear-cut answer to this question. Rather, the answer depends on several things.

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    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)
    How Long can someone go to Jail for having 100 pills of "Ecstasy"?
    It depends on whether the person had the 100 pills of 'ecstasy' for their own possession or to sell ... 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)

    When I trun 17 and if I am either out of the house or emancipated and my boiyfriend just turned 19 a month before me am I legal without my mothers consent but I have his mothers consent to get married could that be possible?

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    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)
    WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RIGHT TO ASSEMBLE AND THE RIGHT TO PETITION?
    Both are guaranteed under the first ammendment. The right to assemble means that people can gather t... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Are Tattoos and body piercing allowed to be shown? Ok in School?
    Tattoos and body piercing are considered to be an expression of thought and are protected by the fir... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    What is the punishment for Sex with a minor?

    Sexual conduct with a minor who is under fifteen year... 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)

    What would I face if I was with people when they were smashing windows? I only broke two out of the many of they did. What class of a crime would it be? and Could I be tried as an adult for it?

    The charges that you could potentially face really depend on all of the facts.  However, ass... more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    Is it legal to carry a small knife in one's pocket? Are switchblade knives illegal in Arizona?
    Arizona Law addresses these questions in ARS chapter 31, section 13. First, Arizona law (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)
    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)

    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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