What Are My Rights?: Q&A About Teens and the Law (Revised and Updated Third Edition)

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Free Spirit Publishing, Oct 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 224 pages
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“Can I be prosecuted for comments I make online?” “Can I get a credit card?” “When can I get a tattoo?” “Why can’t I wear what I want to school?” These questions—and many more—are asked and answered in What Are My Rights? Teens often have questions about the law, but they don’t always know where to turn for the answers. This book gives them those answers, exploring more than 100 legal questions pertaining specifically to teens. The third edition includes fresh facts, updated statistics, and additional questions and answers, including a new chapter addressing online issues from Facebook to file sharing. Using a straightforward “just the facts” tone, and drawing on examples from real-life court cases involving young people, Judge Tom Jacobs explains to teens what their rights are. Readers learn about the laws that affect them, appreciate their rights, and consider their responsibilities.

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Thomas A. Jacobs, J.D., was an Arizona Assistant Attorney General from 1972 to 1985, practicing criminal and child welfare law. He was appointed to the Maricopa County Superior Court in 1985 and served as a judge pro tem and commissioner in the juvenile and family courts until his retirement in 2008. He also taught juvenile law for ten years as an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University School of Social Work. He now writes for teens, lawyers, and judges. Judge Jacobs also maintains the popular website "Ask the Judge: Answers for Teens About the Law" at www.askthejudge.info. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

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