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The laws and regulations that have been put in place for the individual states by their governing bodies.

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Its illegal to drive while talking on a cell phone without a headset in California. Yes and No. Many countries all over the world have banned the use of hand held cellular phones while driving. In USA, New York, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia (DC) have banned use of hand held cell phones …
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"OCGA 19-7-1. (a) Until he reaches the age of majority, the child shall remain under the control of his parents, who are entitled to his services and the proceeds of his labor. In the event that a court has awarded custody of the child to one parent, only the parent who has custody of the child is e…
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Laws vary from State to state and even city to city. The best thing to do is simply contact your local police department to see what their take is on the laws where you live. I have purchased several knives online with no problems at all. Here is advice on buying a switchblade from other WikiAnswers…
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Interstate Unemployment Claims If you move out-of-state while claiming benefits, you should immediately telephone or report to a local unemployment office in your new state. They will help you claim benefits on an interstate basis. Here are opinions from other Wiki s Contributors: Yes, at least in …
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No   The seller might require it, but even if you had it, you could argue that the seller's coverage would apply since you hadn't taken possession of the vehicle. Almost always, the insurance follows the car, so if one of the seller's employees had an accident in the car, your carrier might b…
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It depends on the laws in the state where you live. You need to contact your lawyer. I suggest you file Chapter 13 if you are unable to pay off the outstanding balance due to your lender. This is what happened to me with Ford Credit. Call for a telephone interview with rep in Redemption Dept (15-20…
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%REPLIES% Answer Georgia TITLE STATE: Yes SECURITY INTERESTS: Shown on title held by lien holder. LICENSE REGISTRATION: Georgia Motor Vehicle Division, 270 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Tel: (404)362-6500. RECOVERY REQUIREMENT: As per UCC, repossession allowed without commit…
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%REPLIES% Answer As soon as you see its gone, you have been notified. There is NO notice of repo in TX. Sorri, good try Answer I own a cabinet shop and recently built and installed new kitchen cabinets for a man. He paid half of the money before the cabinets were built, now I have them ins…
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Basically. YES. You decide you cant pay, you tell the lender you are moving, you move out, lender sells home(not as quik as a car), lender wants balance due on the loan.
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As a rule of thumb, if you could turn the car upside down and shake it, whatever would fall out is what you get. Not counting baby seats, ect. For the folks who read this, IF the lender is talking REPO, get your stuff out of the car. You WONT drive it for free long.
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Is it legal for you to shoot the Seven Eleven clerk because they are doing their job. While I know Texas is a little bit different when it comes to protecting your property, as long as the Agent is acting in the scope of the law, then NO you can't shoot them.Just remember if you breach peace first, …
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In MOST states, the answer is YES. A few states require a liscense.
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Georgia's Repossession Laws TITLE STATE: YesSECURITY INTERESTS: Shown on title held by lien holder.LICENSE REGISTRATION: Georgia Motor Vehicle Division, 270 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Tel: (404)362-6500.RECOVERY REQUIREMENT: As per UCC, repossession allowed without committing a brea…
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GeorgiaTITLE STATE: Yes SECURITY INTERESTS: Shown on title held by lien holder. LICENSE REGISTRATION: Georgia Motor Vehicle Division, 270 Washington Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30334. Tel: (404)362-6500. RECOVERY REQUIREMENT: As per UCC, repossession allowed without committing a breach of the peace. DO…
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YES, you can. The lender or repo company CANT keep your PP. They may charge you a fee for inventory and storage but they cant keep it.
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%DETAILS% Answer http://myfloridalegal.com/pages.nsf/0/9707bb48d49ce38985256cc9004e3ee5?OpenDocument you can start here
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%REPLIES% Answer Stealing and Related Offenses Section 570.180 Defrauding secured creditors. 570.180. 1. A person commits the crime of defrauding secured creditors if he destroys, removes, conceals, encumbers, transfers or otherwise deals with property subject to a security interest with…
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NO see CALIFORNIA CODES BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 7507
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Answer Self help repos allowed without breach of peace. Sec( of the TN UCC. MERRY CHRISTMAS
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The MO Uniform Commercial Code, the statute that governs secured transactions generally, was substantially amended in 2001. This is a verbatim partial summary of the bill that amended that statute: UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE - This act substantially revises Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code reg…
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Answer Your exact rights and remedies will vary from state to state. If you have a claim pending with the worker's comp board, you should ask your attorney if you can add an action for penalies related to the hostile environment. If California, for example, it is illegal to terminate an employee …
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Yes! State and Federal. Consult with your local Department of Health or your local IPSSA swimming pool organization. There are many chapters in your area. Ken
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%DETAILS% Answer Call your local inspector and get the violation, get a copy of it in writing if you havent done so already. The person who took your monies should have the permit and have a builders license? Call the license board most states require a licensed builder for anything over 600.00…
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Whether or not a seat belt infraction carries points depends on what state (or country) you are in: Florida's new "Click it or Ticket" program now assesses 3 points to one's driving record. In all Provinces and Territories in Canada, it IS a traffic offense and it carries a fine and THREE …
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He/she will have their license suspended and probably have to attend traffic school. Get ready for some BIG BUCKS in regards to the fine and court costs. And be sure you are sitting down when you get that letter from your insurance company..YIKES!   The courts or motor vehicle dept will suspe…
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illegals can get married anywhere to whoever they want, is no big deal. As the ability to get married is a State-level jurisdiction, and immigration status is a Federal-level jurisdiction, the two are NOT related. I am not aware of any state that requires a person to be a legal immigrant to be mar…
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The first answer quoting the family code is wrong (that must be an old version because I have 2007-2008 open in front of me as I type). Trooper Davis and the other person are both correct. Licenses may be issued to anyone over eighteen. If you are between 16 & 18 you need either parental consen…
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First of all, why were you stopped? I seriously doubt that by itself constitutes a felony. But if you already have ANY outstanding felony warrant(s) that's discovered when they run you through NCIC you can expect to be arrested. If you had a license and it was suspended that's much more serious than…
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Fortunately, yes. They must have at least a Class D license; a Class CP is only a permit. If the 16 year old is caught, he may be prohibited from driving for up to ten years and fined, along with the parent of the person. In California, it is legal to drive to school at 16 with a permit if Mom or Da…
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Anyone who has been convicted of a felony is banned by federal law from ever possessing "any firearm or ammunition." Specifically a person "convicted in any court of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year" cannot possess any firearm in any location. 18 U.S.C. 922(g) is the …
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Recording Phone Conversations in PAHere is input from Contributors:PA. state statutes require the consent of all parties when a phone call is recorded. But, the High Court recently ruled persons have no guarantee of privacy when it pertains to phone conversations It had something to do with a wire t…
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Repo Law and Leins in Texas 41.024 - Sale of Excess. An officer holding an execution sale of property of a judgment debtor whose homestead had been designated under this chapter may sell the excess of the judgment debtor's interest in land not included in the homestead. A lien can be placed …
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No. Restraining orders regardless of their status are available only as "need to know" status. Such as the parties involved, police agencies, a legal rep. of one of the parties, etc...
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Yes, someone who has been convicted of a felony can have a paintball gun.A firearm is not legal for an individual who has been convicted of a felony1 but a paintball gun is not classified as a "firearm"2 under California Penal Code.1Calif. Penal Code 12021.(a)(1) Any person who has been convicted of…
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Punishment for runaway behavior, if applicable, varies from state to state, and many variables are considered, including the reason the child ran away (most of the time it's because of abuse, and the state may be reluctant to return the child to his home if that's the case), the child's age, with wh…
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In the UK you are still legally a child at this age and so if you left home without parents' consent and your parents cared enough to intervene, they could involve the police/social services to step in and either return you home or have you placed in the care of someone else - another relative or fo…
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There are several web resources about repossession in Illinois. In addition to this information, the Illinois General Assembly's website contains the full text of all Illinois Laws. Please see the links below.
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Yes and no. The notary does not need to read every word of the document, and can not advise you as to the legality of the document. However, the notary does have to scan over the document for several purposes: (1) to ensure that there are no blank spaces; (2) to determine which type of notarial act …
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Yes, in most U.S. states and foreign countries you need a separate license to operate a motorcycle. A separate written test is required, and some U.S. states also require a riding test (on your own motorcycle). A designation 'M' is added to your existing vehicle license. Contact your local Departmen…
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Answer Guardians are the sole responsibility of you just as your parents would be. If you are classed as a "runaway" and won't stay home, then the police can bring you back over and over again only if your guardians call them. I know it can be tough to live in certain situations, but short of tr…
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You can not move unless you have parental permission or turn 18. The age of consent is 16 so you are allowed to give consent for sex if you move.
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Yes, search for �10-7006-1.1 and �43-551-102. http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/deliverdocument.asp?citeID=63899 Oklahoma emancipation laws only gives minors the ability to enter into contracts and conduct business. It does not give them the right to establish a separate residence from t…
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ok arre u a boy write to night If your parents consent, the state has no problem with someone moving out a few months early. This is not considered negligence on the part of your parents nor can you be held as a runaway. The tricky part is securing housing for yourself. You will either nee…
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Answer Many states Don't allow a felony to be removed from a person's very good record. Each state does not have their own procedure and eligibility requirements for expungement of convictions. Accordingly, I would need to know what state your conviction was to answer your question. In general, t…
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no. it's still considered statutory rape if anyone ever decides to press charges.  Discussion Ha, ha! Dating a 17 year old isn't statutory rape! Being over the age of majority (18) and having sex with a child under the age of sexual consent is statutory rape. There are no laws on dating any…
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Answer Yes, you can drive to Georgia with a temproary permit. However if your under 16, you must be accompanied by your mother, father and certified driving instructor. If you are 16, you can drive with any licensed driver over 21.
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Answer Unfortunately yes. They are married so the 17 year old must be of age or have had parent's consent to get married. The are both considered a married couple and adults. He could be bringing in the alcohol for himself and not letting her/him have any and that's OK, but if he is sharing …
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I think that question is perhaps misguided. I think the question you may want to ask is how you became involved with a married man in the first place. Why would you settle for someone who can't give you everything you deserve? Don't wait - because the waiting will never end. If he hasn't left his wi…
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Yes, all earnings have to be claimed regardless of where they came from or when, have to be immediately claimed on every unemployment voucher. Not doing so is *fraud* with criminal implications.
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Most definitly, Artists can aquire licenses to tattoo in their home or in the home of their clients. Many popular artists do this because they are required to travel around for special assignments. My friend's first tattoo was done in her living room.   Check with your local Health and Human…
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According to the California Driver's Handbook, issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles, you may obtain your learner's permit without prior driver's ed training at the age of 15 1/2. However, you may not obtain your driver's license until you reach your 18th birthday (as you still must …
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To the end of your driveway. With a restricted license, there is no limit on the distance, but your destination must be to school or work and back home. You have to have a licensed driver with you (usually 5 years of experience in some states) when using a Learners permit on public roads no matter…
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Answer the legal age to leave depends on the state you live in...but Mississippi is 18.
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Answer It is the same as driving without a license. So what will happen is that the officer will give your child a citation for driving without a driver's license, the prices ranges in all cities and states. Then depending on the officer; may tow your vehicle to an impound lot or tell your child …
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The cigarettes are delivered to the post office and they are aware of the contents of the packages. If it were illegal they wouldn't allow it. Sometimes customs service can ask you to pay duty, it depends on your location.
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This information is taken from the ATF web site. A7) How can a person apply for relief from Federal firearms disabilities? [Back] Under the provisions of the Gun Control Act of 1968 (GCA), convicted felons and certain other persons are prohibited from possessing or receiving firearms. The GC…
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In Texas: 17 Other states in the U.S: 18
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I could be mistaken but I think it is illegal in any state to drive with a learners without a licensed driver in the front seat of the vehicle Answer NO! A licensed driver must accompany you.
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That depends on the state. I'm assuming you've already contacted your local unemployment office. They'd have the answer for you. Where I live, they can cancel your benefits if you refuse a job that's within 30 miles of your home.Are you really being offered jobs even though you have no transportatio…
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USThis is not addressed by federal law, since black-powder muzzleloading guns are not legally considered firearms and are not included in the Gun Control Act of 1968. You will have to rely on state and local laws from your area. Check the law online - most states have their codes available. A gunsho…
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Answer The legal age of majority is eighteen (18). That is true your an adult 18 but if within 5 months of being 18 you can move out and your parnets can't do anything to stop it.
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Texas intestate succession laws are quite complicated, especially when they pertain to married couples -- Texas being a community property state. Professor G. Beyer teaches at TTU school of law and has a very informative site concerning such issues. http://www.professorbeyer.com It depends on t…
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I have a number of good links on my site for Utah repossession laws:http://www.carsofutah.com
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The full text of the law can be found under Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1). The statute provides the following: (g) It shall be unlawful for any person- (1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year…. to ship or t…
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"In both Kansas and Missouri, Minor in Possession (MIP) has been expanded to include "possession by consumption" and appearing "visibly intoxicated." This has made it far easier for officers to charge minors based on breathalyzer testing and even solely on if a minor appears intoxicated." "Any m…
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In the state of Ohio (& Virginia), it is the judges decision. I received 2 speeding tickets within 2 weeks of one another and the judge amended one but suspended my license for 30 days for the other and fined me a hefty charge. So I am assuming it all depends on the laws and the judge.
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Yes, you can if you are already collecting unemployment. It's called an interstate claim. If you are relocating for personal, non-work related problems then it would be up to the "liable state" you are moving from as to being eligible. Following your spouse is sometimes an allowable, as is domestic …
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Well in FL you can file a petition for dissolution even if you are "indigent". This means you do not have the money to pay and you fill out the forms and they verify you do not have the money , then your petition is allowed to be filed free of charge. Just get the information fomr the CLerk of COurt…
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Yes you can. I'd apply for it right away. When you call Unemployment ask them what the waiting time is and state you are pregnant. There is a limit as to how long you can collect unemployment ins.  Usually to collect unemployment benefits, you must be able to work and actively seeking work. If…
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I cannot think of any states where they wouldn't be public record. In virtually all states, court records are available to the public for copying and inspection unless the records is sealed for some reason.
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Not to be generic, but federal, state and even local law may affect this (not legal advise, blah, blah, blah) USUALLY an employer needs to let the employee know that they may record their phone conversations (i.e. verbally, a policy manual, etc.), but again, check the individual law where you li…
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what about Ohio ? technically no but who cares  It depends upon the laws of the state in which the person resides. Some states have a time frame in which a convicted felon cannot be in possession or in the presence of someone who owns a firearm of any type. Other states make exceptions for a l…
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One opinion: Actually you can. I just moved from California to Colorado and EDD interviewed me again, but I still qualify for it. I explained that I could not find work where I was. Transfers: Also, I am pretty sure you can transfer the benefits. IE: if you start your claim in California and then mo…
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NO, the only way if someone your age was going to get any minor pregnant is if the parents press charges.  The age of sexual consent in AZ is 18. If she got pregnant at 17, then obviously there was sex before she turned 18. Can the father be charged even if the girl's parents don't want it to …
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PA Age for Emancipation In Pennsylvania, the legal age of majority is NOT 21 any more. It is 18. So once you are 18, you can legally move out. Some counties within Pennsylvania do not participate in the emancipation process. Pennsylvania does not have established grounds or procedure for emancipati…
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In most states it is another felony for a convicted felon to own or be in posession of a firearm.   It would also depend upon the person's "terms of release". Even though someone has served their sentence, in most cases certain requirements are imposed upon said person, especially when it per…
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The Illinois law governing the acts of tattooing and body piercing ILCS 5/12-10, Chapter 38, Sect:12-10, was amended by Public Act 094-0684 in 2005 changing the AOC from 21-years to 18-years of age.
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Answer There are not laws which stipulate how many times a person may marry, although one should be absolutely certain that any previous marriage has been legally terminated. It is always a good idea to keep copies of all legal procedures that one does during their lifetime, birth certificates,…
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Answer you have to be 18, in the state of texas. They dont allow you to be under 18 with a perents signature anymore.
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Actually Report the illegal "things" are extremely controversial. You need to follow your states unemployment guidelines in order to find out acceptable reasons to quit work, otherwise known as a voluntary quit. There are many processes a person must follow in proving "illegal things" to include o…
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Answer 1950's. correction: Sears sold this model, [actually stevens/savage models 39a,59a,59b,&59c], from around the early 1940's through the 1950's, and possibly into the 1960's and/or 70's.
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There is no legal age in Oklahoma, there are guide lines they like to follow, but no legal age!For instance is there available adults near by? a way to call someone in emergency cases. Are they watching younger sibling? They typically don't mind children staying home for short whiles but shouldn't w…
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Answer can you get your auto reposessed if your 2 payments behind NO
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Black Powder Hunting in Iowa I'm not up on Iowa law, but the ATF considers muzzleloaders to be exempt from firearms legislation, so you are okay under federal law as there are no restrictions on the ownership of these guns. Although local and state laws can be more restrictive than the federal laws…
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16, but if you were born after 1990 then you can't drive anybody (except your family)
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The answer is that there is no real age to babysit. It really is up to the parents, although the preferred age is 16 or above. There is also no law against leaving you own child alone by him/herself. Again it's really up to the parents and the maturity of the child.
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ANSWER:The legal age in Florida to get a tattoo without an adult present is 18. Though with an adult it is 16.Florida StatutesTITLE XLVI CRIMES CHAPTER 877 MISCELLANEOUS CRIMES 877.04 Tattooing prohibited; penalty. -- (1) It is unlawful for any person to tattoo> the body of any human being; ex…
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Answer as long as you're 15 and the adult you're living with does not have custody of you then yes!
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i think you have to be 18 the sell cigarettes in the state of Michigan
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It won't be removed, it's there forever. If it occurred when you were a kid, the record could be sealed. But if it's after you are an adult it will follow you around forever. It is forever. . . Unless expunged subsequent to acquittal, conviction reversed by the Court of Criminal Appeals, or a Go…
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Answer No, you do not have to have daycare license to care for five kids in your home.My aunt used to have license to watch kids in her home,she had to have 6 kids for that.She also lived in Cobb County line,which is here in Ga.Shes retired.Hope this helps you out some.I do know all states and co…
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The primary meaning of a "homestead" in current real property ownership refers to a "homestead exemption". A homestead exemption is a statutory protection from execution by creditors (up to a certain dollar amount that varies by state) for a property owner's primary residence only. Some states prov…
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There is no law concerning a legal age to babysit in Kentucky. It depends on the responsibility and maturity of the child unless you are taking a 2 week cruise in the Caribbean, then you will run into some problems. A couple of hours should not be an area of concern, as long as the parents are okay…
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Answer Whether a violent or non-violent felony, once a person is convicted, they are no longer allowed to own a firearm. In Texas, five years after the anniversary of the end of your parole or the end of the your prison sentence, you may possess one in your home; however, you may not carry one wi…
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Answer 18 Answer 65 Answer 18, unless you've been emancipated. Answer The legal age for the state of Florida is 18. Answer Florida's legal age of majority is eighteen. FRC: Title 1 Chapter 1. Answer Well, I think it would help if we knew if they needed to b…
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you legally can if you make sure your still covered by your insurance http://www.carinsurance.com/kb/content36695.aspx Answer Not in Pensylvania
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