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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)
    I have ADHD and have some minor behavior problems, the school I'm in has me in a special education class. The school recently placed me in the mainstream and I had a scuffle with another kid on the playground and during the scuffle I told him if he did that again I would snap his neck. I was suspended from school without a hearing and arrested by the police. Are there any attorneys in Phoenix that provide free or pro-bono services for children?

    If you were charged with a crime in 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)

    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)
    What is the curfew in Globe, AZ?
    he curfew in Globe, AZ is 10 p.m. for juveniles under the age of 18.

    Read more about cu... more »


    Drinking (25 questions)
    Whats the worst to happen if i got cought with alcohol?

    This depends on who catches you.  If you are caught by the police, they can give you a citat... more »


    Driving (187 questions)

    Are there any driving hour restrictions while driving with your permit with a licensed adult?

    With a graduated or operator permit you must be accompanied ... more »


    Emancipation (67 questions)
    If my parents are divorced, would the parent without custody be able to sign for me to be emancipated?

    A parent cannot grant emancipation by signature. Emancipation of a minor requires a process where... more »


    Family (219 questions)
    My brother is 22 and has an 8 month-old son. My brother is on probation for threatening a restaurant manager when he was drunk. He has to attend substance abuse classes and stay off durgs and alcohol for one year. He is violating his probaiton because he still drinks and when I went to his house recently he had marijuana in a back room. He is hiding this from his wife so she will let him visit with his son (they are separated because he refuses to stop using drugs and alcohol). I am worried about my nephew and his safety when he stays with my brother. What should I do?

    It may be difficult, but if you are truly concerned about your nephew, I would suggest talking to... more »


    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    What's the maximum size of a knife that you can carry to school?
    All public schools have rules that prohibit students from possessing weapons at school. A knife is c... more »


    Housing (17 questions)
    My mother keeps threatening to kick me out. She did the same thing to my older sister when she was sixteen. Is it true she can kick me out at sixteen? My mom says that it's legal.

    See answer to question more »


    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    If I am at a party where there is alcohol, and the police come but I am not drinking what can happen?
    Arizona law (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)
    What is community property?

    In Arizona, all property acquired by either husband or wife during the marriage is the community ... more »


    New Laws (15 questions)
    What if my parents don't want me to be emancipated?
    If your parents or guardian object the court may send all of you to mediation where you may work out... more »


    Other (378 questions)
    Could you tell me where to find the rights of renters. I feel that the landlord is harassing my mom. What are her rights?
    Your mom does have renter’s rights. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, along ... more »


    School (118 questions)
    Would practicing religion in public school be against the law?
    The First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution states 'Congress shall make no la... more »


    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    who can press charges for stachetory rape

    Generally, anybody with knowledge of a sexual relationship between a person who is under the... 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)

    Hey, my neighbors cause trouble and during Christmas, we had an inflatable igloo in our front yard. One night they came by and poked holes in it with their cigarettes. They also carved inappropriate language into the igloo. Now it doesn't blow up anymore. What should happen to them? What should happen (if anything) to us?

    Your question deals with property damage. If your neighbors  damaged your igloo (a form of y... more »


    Violence (87 questions)
    How many years can you get for rape?
    The legal term for rape is 'sexual assault'. Arizona Law (ARS § 13-1406) says someone commits Sexual... 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)
    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 »


    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    Do I have to give an answer to my boss to why I'm not coming into work that day/night? What Arizona laws do you have to back up your answer (if one is given) thanks,

    The laws pertaining to not coming to work are limited. It may be important to realize, though, th... more »

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