Before Moving Your Child to College Learn the Five Things Brad Rideout Wants You to Know About Arizona Laws
Having your son or daughter leave the house for the first time to go to college can be scary but knowing some of the laws ahead of time can help prevent them from getting in trouble.
The first law Brad Rideout wants you to remind your college student of is that it is still illegal to drink if you are under the age of 21. In a college town, it is very easy to find yourself in the wrong situations when drinking.
Marijuana laws in Arizona may differ from those of other states. In Arizona, you must be 21 to legally purchase and use marijuana. It is also illegal to use marijuana and drive; it is the same as getting a DUI from drinking and driving.
Drinking and driving tickets are also not likely to be dismissed in Arizona as they may be in other states. It is a lot easier and a lot less expensive to have a designated driver or get an Uber than it is to get a DUI.
“In order to dismiss or plead down a DUI it has to be reported to the governor’s office,” Rideout said. “So that means prosecutors’ offices are not wanting to dismiss it.”
Another thing Brad Rideout wants you to know about is the speed zones for schools. The school zone speed limits are taken very seriously in Arizona. You can end up with criminal speed or reckless driving tickets. Brad Rideout highly recommends you pay attention to the school zone speed and follow it accordingly otherwise there is a good chance you are going to get pulled over.
Lastly, if you are leasing or renting an apartment, house, or somewhere to live and you have pets or general damage to the property, depending on how much it is may be a criminal act. Whether it’s your roommate who has a pet or you throw a party you have to be careful of what others are doing to your place because it can cost you a lot more than just your security deposit.
More information on Rideout Law can be found at: https://www.rideoutlaw.com
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