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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

In New Hampshire (USA) our law was as you stated until 2020. That is, if a person over the legal limit was sleeping it off in a car and either had the car keys in their possession or had unrestricted ...
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Why don't alcoholic beverages have the ingredients list?

Is there a special exception for alcoholic beverages? Yes Standardized alcoholic beverages (those with compositional standards in Division 2 of the FDR such as beer, wine, rum and bourbon whiskey) ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

germany TL;DR: You can sleep drunk in your car but you shouldn't give the impression that you're attempting to drive. The German criminal code says, in section 316: Whoever drives a vehicle in ...
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Has anyone been prosecuted in the US because a minor consumed alcohol for religious purposes?

No. Not to the best of my knowledge. To quote Wikipedia on the subject found here: In the United States, the minimum legal age to purchase alcoholic beverages is 21 years of age; the two exceptions ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

Don’t be in the driver’s seat new-south-wales If you are in the back seat or passenger seat or boot (trunk), you aren’t in control of the vehicle. s112 of the Road Transport Act 2013 says: (1) A ...
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Alcohol purchase refusal

Assuming US jurisdiction. Most forms of discrimination are not illegal. In fact some forms of discrimination are mandated by law! They are only illegal if they are used against protected classes as ...
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

Medical or Lab Alcohol are taxed differently For the excise tax, some alcohols are not counted, as the government (Customs Administration of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance) themselves say: ...
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Why is research grade ethanol seemingly exempted from excise duties while pure ethanol ment for consumption isn't?

Because there’s an exemption Which requires denaturing. But there’s also an exemption to the exemption for when denaturing is not appropriate. Such as for laboratory use.
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What does Section 2 of the 21st Amendment to the US Constitution do?

State laws that impair the ability of businesses to operate on an interstate basis can be held unconstitutional and invalidated pursuant to a U.S. Constitutional law doctrine known as the dormant ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

england-and-wales Yes, it is legal to sleep in your car when drunk, but... This is the law (Road Traffic Act 1988, section 4) that covers the offence: (1)A person who, when driving or attempting to ...
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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?

ABV labelling is only required where it is above 1.2% Presumably, the amount of liqueur used doesn’t bring the alcohol content to that level.
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Has anyone been prosecuted in the US because a minor consumed alcohol for religious purposes?

United Kingdom It is not illegal for a 5-year-old to drink alcohol on private premises. The registered charity Drinkaware says In England, Scotland and Wales, it’s not illegal for someone between the ...
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Is it constitutional to require that certain drivers have no detectable alcohol in their bloodstream without religious exemptions?

Is this a violation of his freedom of religion? No. Even if freedom of religion allows for sacramental consumption of alcohol, it doesn't give you a right to drive a motor vehicle after doing so. ...
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Is it legal to pretend to be drunk?

united-states The potential charge would be obstruction of justice, not pretending to be drunk. The critical factor making this potentially criminal conduct would be an intent to interfere with the ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

hungary According to section 236 of the Criminal Code, you have to "drive" the vehicle in order to commit the crime. Driving is understood as starting (ie. putting it in motion) or ...
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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?

From waitrose.com, here is an image (the best quality I could find online) of the 'front' of the container. To the right of "WAITROSE EXTRA THICK VANILLA CREAM" etc there is a column of data....
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What is the standard for determining addiction?

18 USC 922(d)(3) prohibits transfer to a person if you "know or have reasonable cause to believe" they unlawfully use or are addicted to controlled substances (which does not include alcohol)...
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Can you serve a drunk alcohol in Texas?

If the patron gets in a wreck while intoxicated do you share civil liability? Yes, Alcoholic Beverage Code Section 2.02 creates a cause of action for this exact situation. If the patron gets in a ...
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A prior offence vs. 2 or more prior offences

No. The first part addresses the penalties for a second offense. The second part addresses the penalties for a third or subsequent offense.
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

In the-netherlands, belgium, poland, sleeping overnight in a parked car is interpreted as wild camping and therefore prohibited in most places (some motorway rest stops in The Netherlands are ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

Different jurisdictions have different criteria for both "driving" and "drunk", sometimes beyond a sane person's understanding. What you can (almost?) everywhere do safely: get a ...
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Alcohol purchase refusal

germany As a general rule, discrimination is only illegal when it is … well, illegal. We discriminate all the time and it is perfectly legal. I invite some people into my home and don't invite others. ...
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Is there any way to legally sleep in your car while drunk?

I'm a UK resident. The advice I received from a policeman one time, was that it was the intent to drive whilst drunk which was arrestable. So if you are sleeping in your car, how do you show that you ...
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Is it constitutional to require that certain drivers have no detectable alcohol in their bloodstream without religious exemptions?

A similar question can be (and was) raised about use of illegal drugs, specifically peyote, in Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872. In that case, respondents argued that their First Amendment ...
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