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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)
    my boy friend was arrested and violated probaition becouse of a dirty ua with meth. i heard that there was a knew law that said his probaition could be revoked ad he could do 10 th 13 years in prison just becouse of neth. is that a knew law?

    You can find Arizona laws through the Ariz... more »

      

    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)
    Is it illegal to bully?

    Lawforkids.org has information regarding the new more »

      

    Contracts (5 questions)
    I have three days to cancel a purchase, right?

    Many consumers mistakenly believe that they have three days to back out of any purchase. However... 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 you still be cited for curfew if you are driving a car? or is it just if you are walking and loitering?

    Curfew still counts even if you are in a car.  Curfews may vary depending on where you live.... 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)
    Where can I find some information about voting?
    KidsVoting (www.KidsVotingAZ.org) is a great resource with lots of information on becoming an activ... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    My dad kicked me out of his house on my 16th birthday and he's been telling my brother he wants me to go back or he'll call the cops and say I'm a runaway. Can he tell them I'm a runaway if he's the one that told me to leave? and what can I do to not go back?

    See answer to question more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    How old do I have to be in order to watch my younger sister if my parents are not home?
    There is not set age in Arizona. As long as your parents feel you are responsible enough to take car... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 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 »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    Should you have renter's insurance?
    Yes. The landlord’s insurance will cover only the buildings and property, not your possessions. Rent... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    I am 21, many of my friends are under 21. We get together, and there is alcohol there. I never buy for them, but I don't stop them from underage drinking. If police were to bust a party, would I be in any sort of trouble?
    It is not a crime to be around people who are under 21 years-old and are drinking. There is also no ... 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 obtain a marriage liscence if I am a minor, without consent of my parents? And if I am female, could I marry another female?
    The answer to your question about getting married without parental consent can be found under lawfor... more »

      

    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)
    I am charged with Criminal damage (vandalism) that is either a class 1 misdemeanor or a class 6 felony what could be the results?
    First, there's a basic difference between a felony and a misdemeanor. See Speak Up! Other #65 for mo... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Is it illegal to take freedom of speech from kids in school?
    School's need to maintain a safe environment for students and teachers. The right to free speech is ... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    If I am 18, and my girlfriend/boyriend is only 16 is it a crime for us to have sex?

    Yes, in Arizona. With rare exceptions it is illegal to have any sexual contact with anyone under ... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    How soon after being arrested must I be allowed to appear before a judge?
    After you are arrested and processed, you must be brought before a judge for an "initial appearance"... more »

      

    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)
    My mom had made a fence aroung our back yard. Kids keep on trespassing by climbing on our fence. They do this because they want to cross from the apartments on the other side of our backyard to the street in front of our house. Can we call the police if this occures again?

    Calling the police to report the trespasser(s) would be an appropriate response against a tr... more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    My neighbor who's in his mid 30's punched me in the face. It cut my face open with his ring and I had to go to the hospital for stitches. Then he threatned to kill me and my brother and our friends. He was really drunk. What can he be charged with and am I going to have to testify? Mom and dad called the police.
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    Voting (6 questions)
    Where do I go to register to vote?

    You register at your county’s elections department (more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 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 »

      

    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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