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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)
    I was arrested for shoplifting from a K-Mart and I was left with a ticket to show up in court well i guess thats what it is but im wondering what is it that i can get like time or punishment do i get for such a crime so what will happen because i've heard many stories but dont know what might happen to me please i would like to know that consequences well thank you bye.

    There are many factors that determine what will happen and what type of punishment you will re... 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)
    as a younger child i was kinda popilar with a few kids in scghool but then again i was bullied. even though nobody ever handled my problems i learned 2 get over it until recently... lately ive become REALLY mean. would i be considered a bully and if i am could people press charges against me?
    Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidatio... 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 Peoria, Arizona?
    In Peoria, Arizona it is against the law for kids between 16 and 18 years old to be out in public pl... more »

      

    Drinking (25 questions)
    I plead guilty under A.R.S. 4-244 (33.) when I was 19. I received a restricted permit for two years and alcohol screening. Many job applications ask whether you have been convicted of any offense or of only felonies, but do not know what the offense is technically considered. Is an A.R.S. 4-244 (33.) offense considered a misdemeanor and can it be expunged under Arizona law?
    Section 4-244 33 is designated as a class 1 misdemeanor under 4-246 B. Arizona Rules of Criminal Pr... more »

      

    Driving (187 questions)

    what is the legal age for driving

    For Arizona laws on driving, see our more »

      

    Emancipation (67 questions)

    How do I go about getting emancipated in Arizona

    See the introductory information on Emore »

      

    Family (219 questions)
    Is it legal for a parent receiving child support to spend it all on bills and not set up any kind of account for the child?
    Child support is an award to a custodial parent, not to a child. It is designed to allow the custodi... more »

      

    Guns and Weapons (23 questions)
    I was wondering if it is legal to shoot archery in your backyard, assuming there is a fence around the yard to act as a protective barrier and you are shooting into hay bales.
    Arizona Revised Statutes reveals only a mention of archery in four places: more »

      

    Housing (17 questions)
    If I break a lease, what amount can I be sued for?

    You can probably be sued for:

    • All unpaid rent.
    • Any physical damage, including unus... more »

      

    Illegal Substances (91 questions)
    How Long can someone go to Jail for having 100 pills of "Ecstasy"?
    It depends on whether the person had the 100 pills of 'ecstasy' for their own possession or to sell ... 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)

    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 »

      

    New Laws (15 questions)

    If I'm pregnant am I emancipated or can my parents still make decisions for me. What about my unborn child/baby? Who makes decisions for the child?

    Even though you are a minor, you still have the right to make decisions for your child.

    S... more »

      

    Other (378 questions)
    Can a cop follow you out of his district/city to stop you?
    Yes. If the officer is P.O.S.T. (Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board) certified, he i... more »

      

    School (118 questions)
    My maternal aunt has had temporary legal custody of myself and my brother since April 1996. We finally were able to get a copy of my birth certificate, but there is no name on the certificate. I will be entering high school in the fall and was told that they must enroll me as named on the certificate. My mother is alcoholic and nearly impossible to get ahold of, much less get her to sign and notorize any paperwork. How can we ammend the birth certificate to include my name?

    The Arizona Departmen... more »

      

    Sexual Assault and Misconduct (31 questions)
    Is it illegal to have sexual conduct with a dog?
    In the 2006 legislative session a bill was introduced and passed into law: Senate Bill 1160 outlaws ... more »

      

    Trouble (34 questions)
    What is the conviction for a hot check writer over $500.00?

    The civil penalty for writing a bad check is twice the amount of the check or $50; whichever is g... 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)
    What authority does mall security have when you've done nothing wrong?
    Malls are private areas. That means that they are essentially the same as a person's home - when the... more »

      

    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)
    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 »

      

    Work and Employment (24 questions)
    I have gotton in trouble at work. I am suspended for theft of merchantdise and free timing. My question is does my employer have a right to tell my parnets about this event? i know if they contact the authorities my parnets have to know but what about the investigation threw the workforce only?

    In Arizona, employers have the right to investigate a theft, and parents have... more »

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