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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)
    What is the punishment for a class two felony "Theft"?
    Arizona Revised Statutes (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)

    My city has a curfew law that restricts persons under age 18 from being outside late at night.  Why was this law drafted?

     Law enforcement agencies report that crimes involving juveniles often occur at night.  Also, the... 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 Gilbert, AZ for teens 16 and older?

    Each city and town in Arizona has specific ordinances (or laws) about the curfew in their city.&n... 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 it possible since I haven't got my license yet when I go in to take the test to I have to get my permit first. or can I just get my license. Because I am 19.

    Because you are over 18 years old, you do not need to get an "instruction permit" before... more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)

    i will be 18 in 2 months can i be Emancipated but live at home if i am finantialy responsible for my self

    When you turn 18 you will be considered an adult.  Generally, you have the legal ability to ... more »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    I'm 9 years old. What happens to me if I'm with my dad and he is caught with marijuana?
    If you, yourself, do not have any marijuana on you (in your pockets or backpack or whatever), you wi... 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)
    What is a security deposit and why do you have to pay it?
    A security deposit is an amount of money that the landlord holds as security against property damage... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    What is the penalty for a juvenile offender in possession of drug paraphernalia? What classification is this crime?
    Arizona law (ARS §13-3415... more »

      

    Jury Duty (15 questions)
    Can I be excused?

    The court may excuse people in the following circumstances:
    • Those people with a mental or p... 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)
    If you have a warrant out for missing a court date when you are a juvenile, does it get wiped off your record once you turn 18?
    The warrant should be quashed once you turn 18 as the Juvenile Court (which issued the warrant) no l... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    What can I do if a teacher doesn't teach and makes fun of kids in the school?
    You should talk to your counselor or the principal at your school about your concerns.

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    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)

    It says here on question "What are the laws regarding minors and sexual consent?" that a minor can not consent to sexual conduct. However, its says here  on question "i am 16 dating a 20 year old we are not having sex. is that illegal?" Its okay if the younger is at least 15, not 24 months younger than the older, and the older person is either still in high school or under 19. These seem to contradict eachother? Which is it?

    The laws actually do not contradict themselves because of how a lawyer would read them.  The... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    What happens if I go into a store or bar to buy some alcohol?
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    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)
    What will happen for a class 4 felony assault on a minor?
     Under certain circumstances, kids in cases like this can be tried as adults. Below are likely ... more »

      

    Voting (6 questions)

    when do I have to be registered by in order to be able to vote in November?

    The deadline in Arizona for registration to vote in the November 4, 2008 election is October 6, 2... more »

      

    When You Turn 18 (107 questions)
    In a monthly lease, can I end the lease by just leaving at the end of a month?
    You must give reasonable notice before the end of a rental period. If you have a month-to-month lea... more »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    can an employer make you pay for a uniform? can they deduct it from my paycheck before i am even given the uniform to wear? if i quit, do I get my money back if I turn in my uniform?

    Your employer must pay you the minimum wage in Arizona, so he may not deduct the cost of your uni... more »

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