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  • Can a minor in america drink whilst on vacation in a country where they are above the legal drinking age?

    Help me settle a debate: I think they cannot, but I have no idea.
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  • Child support is unconstitutional and extortion anyone else agree with me?

    Women abuse the child support system
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  • What if I can’t afford to pay my lawyer?

    Please no judgement! I recently got myself into some trouble, crashed my car and got a dui, didn’t even realize til after getting in my car how intoxicated i was. I was arrested and let go about 4 hrs later but hired a lawyer because I know the damage this will do if I don’t have an attorney. I hired a great dui attorney and he wanted $3500 upfront but with everything going on he said I could do 1000 upfront and pay the other 2500 in a month which is coming up on the 28th of this month. Problem is, I lost my job because my license was revoked for 2 weeks following the dui and now I don’t know how I am going to pay my lawyer. I’m assuming a lawyer won’t take a payment plan of smaller amounts over the next few months. And advise on how I should proceed with this? This is in Minnesota, not sure if laws are different by state.
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  • Is it lawful and right for my parents to lock me up, because I keep sneaking out ?

    my parents try to ground me for bad behaviour , skipping school staying out late etc, I told my parents I DONT do groundings I am 14 and I go out when I want, my parents warned me next time I sneak out they will have no option but to lock me up in my bedroom so I CANT sneak out, I said AS IF I have my human rights and you are NOT allowed to lock me up so you can GET STUFFED , last week I sneaked out as usual and came home late, to my HORROR when I returned home from school on Friday evening I was escorted to my bedroom and LOCKED IN my parents took away ALL entertainment, NO tv NO phone and NO pc , I was locked in my room all of Saturday and all of sunday, I had to eat in my room and was only allowed out for the bathroom ( PRISON ) my parents said I had disobeyed them for too long and they had no option but to lock me in. it was a HORRIBLE punishment I don't like being confined its miserable, DO YOU THINK THIS PUNISHMENT WAS RIGHT ?
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  • Where do conservative/Repulicans shop? Walmart or target?

    I'm a conservative but I dont want to shop at the wrong store.
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  • My car is 25 years old, paid for, pass safety inspect, and is a 10 - 28 miles a week driver.can I sue State Farm for charging $940 a year?

    Best answer: you can get in on the Class Action "Justice For Clunkers" lawsuit with me and millions of others. No violations low risk drivers are being raped in order to help carry the load for teen drivers and big suv drivers with loans on their crap.
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  • What are the consequences of a parent providing alcohol to their child?

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  • Are lawyers usually rude to their clients?

    My lawyer is really rude to me and I'm not sure what I did.
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  • Is it illegal to harbor a 17 year old runaway?

    Best answer: Surprisingly, its not illegal to runaway in Oregon. Nor is it inherently illegal to care for a runaway unless those caring for them attempts to keep secret or interferes with the rightful custody of the child or interferes with law enforcement seeking the minor. But a 17 year old is considered a runaway unless legally married or emancipated until they reach 18.

    In Nevada, it is illegal to runaway without consent of the legal guardian and is illegal to harbor a runaway without informing contacting child protective services.
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  • My friend's mum isn't feeding her properly?

    Best answer: Your friend can call child protective services & report this. They will investigate & determine whether your friend is being provided adequate food & water, etc.

    But she is already 12, and certainly old enough to make herself a sandwich! Why isn't she doing this? If her mother actively prevents the child from fixing herself something when she's hungry, child protective services will certainly have more to say about that!
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  • What can I wear to court?

    My school has a mandatory field trip to the courts and the jail as a part of the government class. Due to incidents with harrasment at the jail in the past the girls are no longer allowed to wear dresses or skirts. What can I wear that isn’t going to make me look like I’m 80 years old?
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  • Can you get a ride to jury duty?

    I got called to jury duty for the first time next week. I can't drive and I can't get a ride since my mom is working and it's 45 minutes from my school. No public transportation from my town, except into the closest city which will not help me since it is in the opposite direction. I know you have to show up, but is there anyway where they could provide transportation for me? I also have school that day, which I take the bus to, so could you be excused for being a student at least?
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  • Is it lawful and right for my parents to lock me up, because I keep sneaking out to go with friends?

    my parents try to ground me for bad behaviour , skipping school staying out late etc, I told my parents I DONT do groundings I am 14 and I go out when I want, my parents warned me next time I sneak out they will have no option but to lock me up in my bedroom so I CANT sneak out, I said AS IF I have my human rights and you are NOT allowed to lock me up so you can GET STUFFED , last week I sneaked out as usual and came home late at 1am drunk as ever i mean i was partying and it was a friday who doesn't do that and that was the last straw for them. They said next weekend you are staying in your room and studying and they will lock the door and I have to wear school clothes shirt tie and stuff like that I said no way i have human rights and they said they can. TO MY HORROR i returned from school and they escorted me to my room and locked the door and locked the windows with no entertainment and tv and stuff. DO YOU THINK THIS PUNISHMENT WAS RIGHT ?
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  • Law: Man running from cops ran into our yard- tried to hit our dog with a stick. The dog bit him and held him. Now he's suing us. Can he win?

    Best answer: Get a copy of the Police Report. Pay particular attention to the officers remarks section.
    Also check to see what the individual was charged with, As it relates to the incident
    with your (GOOD GOOD Boy). Once you have the data. There is a 1/2 hour rate that
    most attorneys charge. For 30 minutes you will get the standing of your legal defense
    issues. And what rights does the perp have. Good fortune.
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  • Are Americans right when they say suicide is not legal in the UK?

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  • Is it pretty bad that I believe Jussie Smollett?

    I think he was a victim of a crime
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  • Lied about my income to get a car loan what could happen?

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  • Am I entitled to compensation?

    I bought a car approximately 5 months ago. Recently the car began juddering in reverse and the clutch slipped. When I took it to a mechanic they told me that the gearbox was not bolted to the engine correctly and as such it caused these problems. Would I be entitled to any compensation as I feel that I was sold a faulty car?
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  • So let me get this straight. If a woman wants an abortion there is nothing the man can do about it? And?

    Best answer: It shouldn't be about women's or men's rights. It is about individual rights. And the reality is that women do have more reproductive rights. I agree that it is a double standard. It is a tough problem to navigate. People turn a blind eye to it.

    AND unfortunately, the discussion is so stifled with religious lunatics like Christianity, or misogynists who think women are out to get them.
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  • Do I have enough evidence to file a theft report against my roommate?

    I can t find my 2DS XL and I m almost positive my took it. The problem is, I don t know if I have enough proof. But what I do know is he has stolen from me before. He admitted to stealing my weed (I live in Colorado) before. Also, I always keep my DS in my backpack with my weed, and the day it went missing I found a lighter that I know for a fact is his because I ve seen him use it before. Would that be enough for the police? If not, could they at least have a warrant to search his place? I know it seems silly but I hate the idea of having to buy a new DS and all the games lost with it.
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