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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)
    Is there a penalty for starting a protest at age eleven?

    Not as long as you do it withi... 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)

    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.

    According to Arizona Law (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 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)
    What is the curfew for Casa Grande, Arizona?
    The curfew in Casa Grande (7 days a week) is:

    15 ye... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    Why is the drinking age 21 in the U.S. but 18 in other countries?
    Between 1970 and 1975 many states did lower the minimum drinking age to 18 -20. Then research w... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)
    I'll be 16 on October 20th. I got my permit on May 23...Do I have to wait until October 23 to get my Driver's License, or can I get it on my birthday
    A new law went into effect on July 18, 2000 that applies to this situation. You must have an instruc... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)
    My father died when I was 9 my mom remarried and My sisters and I still get social security. If I become emancipated would I still receive social security and could I use it to argue my financial independence?
    The conditions in which a surviving child may receive social security differ from case to case. You ... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)

    I am pregnant and i am planning to go thru a private adoption. the father of the baby is not in my life. my mom is in prison and im wondering what kind of rights i have like signing legal papers to the couple i am giving my baby to. please any info you have would be rad.

    The fact that you are a minor does not take away your rights as a parent to sign legal documents ... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    What high school classes should you take to become a lawyer?
    Unlike medical school, there are no prerequisites that need to be taken before attending law school.... more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    What are the advantages of having a written lease?
    You will have a better idea of all of your rights and obligations. You will have protection against... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    Can I being charged for drug offenses & child abuse because my son had drugs on him in my house?
    It depends. Assuming that your son is under the age of 18, if you supplied drugs or facilitated the ... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Just the fact that I'm 18 makes me eligible for jury duty?
    That’s part of it. You also must be a U.S. citizen and a resident of the jurisdiction in which you ... more »

      

    Marriage (16 questions)
    Do I need a marriage license? Why can't we just say our vows to each other?
    Marriage is also a legal contract between a man and a woman for life. State law creates both the re... more »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)
    How does my emancipation affect my parents?
    Once you are emancipated your parents no longer have to support you or provide for your medical care... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)

    Because a I got a Class Six Felony when i was 17 does that meen i cannot register to vote when i turn 18? or are Juvenile Court Felonys Different From Adult Court?

    Juvinille felonies are treated differently than adult felonies... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    If a teacher isn't in the classroom fifteen minutes after the bell, may students leave?
    The law does not address this specific situation. In this instance, the school district would have j... 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)
    Can sexual crimes occur within a marriage?
    Yes. The same laws that apply to sex crimes outside the marriage apply to sex crimes within the mar... more »

      

    Vandalism and Property Damage (8 questions)
    Do people ever get in trouble for graffiti?

    Yes. Graffiti is a form of Criminal Damage. (more »

      

    Violence (87 questions)
    What is the difference between assault and self-defense?
    Both assault and self defense relate to injuring another person. Assault deals with the act itself, ... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)
    I forgot to register. Can I just show up to vote anyway?
    No, you cannot vote unless you have properly registered and your name appears in both the general c... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    What's so bad about credit cards?
    Credit cards are not the same as cash - you may have to pay annual fees and other charges to use the... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    How old do you have to be to bus tables?

    In Arizona the type of work you can do genreally depends on your age. Forbidden employement ... more »

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