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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.

  • 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)
    What are some things to consider before opening up a bank account?

    There are several things that you should consider before opening a bank account:

      

    Bullying (6 questions)

    how many people commit suicide fro being hurt and abused by a bully?

    Statistics are uncertain.  However, a number of researchers believe that individuals wh... 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)
    In Show Low, Arizona what is the curfew for kids over the age of 16?
    The general answer is that Showlow's curfew for juveniles 16 years and older is midnight to 5:00 a.m... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    I was in my college dorm, police showed up, i was sleeping, but they said there was noise someone complained. they tested me for drinking and i was a .13. They gave me citation for underage drinking (though there was none in my room or cause). Do I have to go to court? just pay ticket? what is the worst that can happen? i have no prior charges ever.

    What is a misdemeanor?
    Under Arizona state law, crimes are categorized as... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    Is the mere possession of a fake ID (but not the use of one) a crime?
    Yes it is a crime to possess a fake ID. Using the fake I.D. is also a crime and getting caught using... 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?

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    Family (219 questions)
    My girlfriends dad beats her and she doesn't get along with her mom, Can she live with me and my family without her moms permission?
    A sixteen year old can become emancipated if he or she can support herself or himself. The way that ... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    I currently own a butterfly knife with a 4 inch blade. I know buttefly knives aren't illegal, but is it illegal for me to carry it at the age of 16?
    Yes. A butterfly knife would be considered a deadly weapon, since it is designed for lethal use (und... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    What about privacy? Can my landlord enter my apartment?

    The landlord does have the right to enter your apartment under certain conditions. The landlord ... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    Is there a fine for a minor to buy alcohol?
    A minor who buys alcohol is guilty of either a class 1 or class 3 misdemeanor, depending on how he/s... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    If I'm called to serve, will I be part of a jury?
    Not necessarily. More people are notified to appear than will be needed because some requests to be... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    I am 17 and am a father to a 2 month old little girl. I want to be responsible for my daughter so when I graduate I will get a job. How much of my paycheck should I give my daughter for childsupport? I want it to be the right amount she is entitled to and nothing less.

    The amount someone pays for child support is determined by a Court, and is different depending on... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    Do I have to go to court for a hearing if I want to be emancipated?
    When you file your petition for emancipation the court will set a hearing within ninety days. You mu... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    Can a parent of an unborn child sign over his rights to that unborn child to the mother of the unborn child?
    A parent of an unborn child can terminate his or her parental rights, if the court allows it. HOWEVE... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    Can a principal or teacher hit you if you do something wrong?
    No, a teacher nor a principal should ever physically punish a child even if they do something wrong.... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    I have a 15 yr old friend who's father has sexually molested him and a couple of years ago he raped a girl. He feels awful and needs counsoling but is scared of going to prison. What would happen if he told someone? And what might happen to his father?

    Your friend needs to tell an adult what his father is doing to him. That adult can contact child ... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    I gave my friend my car keys so they could get their things from it. my friend said they left the keys with the car and my car is gone. they said they didn't do anything with the car they just went home after they got their things and left the keys there. can I do anything about my car being gone?
    Report your missing car to the police. ... 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)
    Where do teens go to testify about rape or assault?
    The answer to this question depends on whether the rape or assault is being reported for the first t... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    Where do I vote?
    You may vote at the polling place in the precinct in which you live. The county elections office es... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 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 »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)

    i want to become a lawyer but what kind of job should i have in high school to help me

    It is helpful, but not necessary to work at jobs that are related to the legal profession su... more »

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