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Arrested in Georgia for a DUI with an out of state drivers license

It is my understanding that if you are arrested for a DUI in Georgia and you have a Georgia driver's license you have to attend a ALS hearing or having your driver's license suspended. Am I right ...
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Is it legal to sell Christmas themed products that taste of liqueur but have no clear/apparent indication of any alcoholic contents on the label?

Waitrose and partners sell in their CHRISTMAS series of products an EXTRA THICK VANILLA CREAM which is described at the top of the back label as a “Sweetened blend of pasteurised extra thick double ...
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Alcohol purchase refusal

In my county alcohol sales are until 2am Monday-Thursday, Friday-Sunday 3am. I was recently at a local convenience store and was refused service due to the franchise owner having a lock on computers ...
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What would be required to establish probable cause for an arrest and charge for obstruction of justice?

This question asked is it legal to pretend to be drunk? A potential charge of obstruction of justice was suggested in one of the answers. What would be required to meet a reasonable standard of ...
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Is it legal to pretend to be drunk?

There is a famous joke that goes like this: There is a huge crowd drinking in a pub in the outskirts of a small town. A police car waits in hiding nearby, to catch anyone who tries to drive away ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

As I understand it, if one is found inside one's car with the keys while drunk, even if asleep, one is as guilty of drunk driving as if one was actually driving. If one finds oneself over the limit, ...
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Is it constitutional to require that certain drivers have no detectable alcohol in their bloodstream without religious exemptions?

It would likely be unconstitutional for a state to prohibit minors from consuming small amounts of alcohol for religious purposes, such as Communion in Christianity. It is possible, although unlikely, ...
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Has anyone been prosecuted in the US because a minor consumed alcohol for religious purposes?

Has anyone been prosecuted because a minor drank alcohol for religious purposes, such as sacramental wine used for the Eucharist/Communion in some Christian denominations? This could be either the ...
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What does Section 2 of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution do?

Section 2 of Amendment 21 to the US Constitution says the following: The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use therein of ...
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What is the standard for determining addiction?

The purchase of a firearm requires a statement that the purchaser is not addicted to controlled substances. That being said, is there a "bright line" for determining alcohol addiction? ...
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Can you serve a drunk alcohol in Texas?

If a TABC certified bartender believes someone is inebriated, can they serve them alcohol in Texas? To what degree are you criminally and civilly liable for this transaction? If the patron gets in a ...
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

At Sigma-Aldrich I can buy one liter of unadulterated ethanol for just 26.60 EUR. This ethanol contains no additives and is pure enough for analytical purposes. Its made by fermenting grain or ...
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Why don't alcoholic beverages have the ingredients list?

Most alcoholic beverages (such as beers and wines) don't list the ingredients or nutritional information. Why is this? Is there a special exception for alcoholic beverages?
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A prior offence vs. 2 or more prior offences

I am confused about the following statement. First it says: a prior offence in the last 10 years, you will be disqualified from holding a driver's licence for 3 years from the date of the conviction ...
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Drinking whilst driving but remaining under the limit

Now, I understand all of the below is ill advised, I'm just curious as to the legality of it. Unlike in the US, to my knowledge, the UK has no open container laws. It's perfectly legal for every ...
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In US law, what is the legal difference between an alcoholic beverage in an open container and one in a closed container?

Watching TV and discussing https://law.stackexchange.com/a/90054/8683, the matter of whether a container of an alcoholic beverage is open or closed may be of importance. I've heard of minors being ...
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If you taunt someone, then are you disqualified from "self-defense" when they become violent with you?

Dave is angry and intoxicated. Terry the Troll goes up to Dave and starts insulting him and his mother (etc.), and Dave lashes out and starts trying to beat up Terry. My question is if Terry "...
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Convictions for not doing age verification check for selling alcohol

The following questions are about selling alcohol in the United Kingdom. Has anyone ever been convicted by a court for the only reason they did not do an age verification check? What evidence would ...
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What does "Have you been drinking?" really mean?

If a police officer asks a driver "Have you been drinking?", then the driver should either plead the fifth (and not answer the question), or answer the question truthfully. Let's assume the ...
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If the 21st Amendment was repealed, would Prohibition go back into effect?

The 18th Amendment prohibited alcoholic beverages; the 21st repealed the 18th. If the 21st Amendment were repealed, would that "un-repeal" the 18th Amendment and reinstate Prohibition?
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What is punishment (if any) for making another adult involuntary intoxicated with alcohol, no other actions and injury, USA?

I've tried to goggle, I only find intoxication defense. I'm interested what is punishment (if any) for making another involuntary intoxicated with alcohol knowing it was alcohol and the goal was to ...
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Is it illegal to ride a drunk horse?

Tedd owns a riding horse. One day, Tedd notices that his horse has somehow gotten itself drunk. Tedd has someplace where he needs to be, so he saddles up his drunken horse and rides to his ...
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DUI question with keyless ignition

I am aware you can get a DUI just sitting impaired in a car with keys in ignition. I have a car with a keyless ignition. I was wondering what the standard for DUI is in this type of car. I do not ...
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Do you require a license to cold distill in the UK?

You are free to brew as much beer as you want in the UK as long as it is for personal use. For distilled spirits, where one evaporates and captures the alcohol, you need a license. I'm just wondering ...
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What laws govern being barred from a court you are required to attend?

It is in the news that someone was barred from attending their own court attendance, and had an arrest warrant issued for failure to attend, because a security guard determined they were drunk: ...
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What is the legal basis for the 8.5-litre personal exemption amount for the importation of beers into Canada?

The duty-free limit for residents returning to Canada is 1.5 L for wine only, 8.5 L for beer and ale only or 1.14 L for all alcoholic beverages. The relief provisions for wine and alcoholic beverages ...
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List of state and federal authorities having regulatory control over microbreweries

Upstate New York (USA) here. I have been homebrewing beer for many years and I am interested in opening up my own microbrewery/brewpub. Before I consult an attorney and CPA I want to do some of my own ...
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NYS Tied House Law, explained

Upstate NY (USA) here. Reading the NYS State Liquor Authority's Brewery Quick Reference Guide and trying to understand the Tied House Law passage on page 1: "Tied House...Additionally, the 'tied ...
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Is a distilled spirit mixed with a scheduled substance excluded from the definition of a controlled substance?

The Controlled Substances Act provides the following definition: (6) The term "controlled substance" means a drug or other substance, or immediate precursor, included in schedule I, II, III,...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

I use an electric wheelchair. Upon leaving a bar, I notice I am pretty inebriated. Obviously I shouldn't drive an automobile, and I don't. But what about my wheelchair? I know some jurisdictions ...
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Tax in Michigan

I live in Michigan and recently went to this new local bar where I was charged tax on my $3 beer. So total was $3.18. Is that illegal
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Is it illegal to lie about alcohol consumption at a ride check program? (Canada)

Suppose I have a drink, then drive home after an hour. If I get stopped at a police ride check, I usually say I have not consumed any alcohol, because I don't want to take a breathalyzer test or risk ...
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DUI Charges in America

Suppose a person falls below the legal BAC limit for a state in the USA (say the limit is 0.08%). Can the person still be charged with a crime? Are police officers required to put handcuffs on anyone ...
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Is it legal for a bartender to serve "virgin" drinks to an intoxicated patron without telling them?

An occasional trope in media, or in real life, is to have someone who is obviously intoxicated handed another drink and, when someone calls the server on it, they say that they gave them water instead ...
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When is a drink classed as alcohol in the UK?

The legality of the sale of non- or low alcohol drinks in the UK seems to be poorly understood. The references I have read are forum/discussion posts which are so often contradictory, and blog-type ...
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Is selling alcohol from one individual to another for profit illegal without a license?

Consider this scenario: Joe works at a liquor store. Shortly before the store closes a potential customer calls in, and asks if Joe could purchase the products so that the customer can buy it off him ...
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Springsteen was charged with "consuming alcohol in an enclosed area"

Bruce Springsteen received including DWI and "consuming alcohol in an enclosed area" (the word "closed" is also used) in November 2020 in Gateway National Recreation Area in New ...
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How can I liquidate alcohol as part of an estate in the US?

If I'm the executor of an estate for a person that was the sole proprietor of a bar/restaurant that is stocked with bottles of booze and kegs of beer is there any legal way to sell it to generate cash ...
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Drink and riding (bicycle) offence in Germany

I am charged with a criminal offence in a drink-and-riding-a-bicycle case. I have received a letter mentioning the alcohol content 1.66 promile. I have accepted the charges and agreed to pay the fine. ...
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Is There Any Alleviating Defence in Intoxication While Driving

Considering this hypothetical scenario: A voluntarily intoxicated man (e.g. driving home from a bar) causes an accident which results in the death of the other driver. Under UK law is there any ...
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Who is responsible if a minor drinks alcohol leftover by a restaurant patron?

Let's say you walk into a restaurant and order a meal with some alcoholic beverages. At the end of the dinner you pay for your meal and exit the restaurant, leaving some leftover alcoholic drinks on ...
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Selling Beer From A Vending Machine

I'm a member of a college fraternity that has a vending machine their basement that sells cans Miller High Life. It's not accessible to the public and it doesn't accept cash, only fraternity members ...
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How to stop an alcoholic from driving- distance is an issue

I have a family member who is an alcoholic and I think has been driving drunk. I want to report him and potentially get his license taken away, but no family or friends live close to him, so we have ...
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What determines the pertinent regulations on the sale of products and services to passengers in international flight?

I hope someone can help. I am conducting research and have been looking at the Chicago and Tokyo conventions with respect to which convention governs the sale of goods and services to passengers when ...
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What is the legal age for drinking alcohol in Germany? [duplicate]

I heard that in Germany you can buy low alcoholic drinks from 16 years old, and from 18 years old you can buy strong alcoholic drinks. What about drinking? If I buy for 14 year old alcohol. Will this ...
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When is it illegal to carry opened alcohol in public?

I heard it's technically illegal to have an alcoholic beverage that is not in the same state it was sold in, in public. Does this mean if a single can of beer is missing from a six pack it is illegal?...
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Over-serving an intoxicated customer

I work for a cafe in Southern California. Recently a guest purchased five mimosa cocktails over an hour time period, three of which were ordered within 20 minutes. The guest was by themselves the ...
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Is it legal for a supermarket to refuse to sell an adult beer if an adult with them doesn’t have their ID?

Today I went with my dad grocery shopping at a supermarket in New York (ShopRite) and he put a six-pack of beer in the cart. They then wouldn’t let him buy the beer because they couldn’t ID me (21, ...
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Need an opinion [closed]

Ok, so pretty much long story short, I've been court ordered to AA, and have went three times thus far. It's been great also. They have given me this sheet till the end of next month, but I've already ...
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Is there a law about mixing alcohol in eatables in India

I am considering starting a shack/small restaurant. I am considering adding items that will have alcohol mixed in them. What is the law around this in India? I am not considering selling alcohol. It ...
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