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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?

It is legal, at least in the US, for a store (or other entity) to refuse to sell any item to any individual for any non-prohibited reason (prohibited reasons are typically things like race or religion)...
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Can I get a DUI in my wheelchair?

new-york-state No. New York's DUI law forbids the operation of a motor vehicle when your "ability to operate such motor vehicle is impaired by the consumption of alcohol", but it defines &...
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Do these NY old dumb laws actually exist?

This is a mixed bag of so-called "laws", often interpreted in an unfavorable or satirical light. Because of this, you might say that none (save one) of these laws are literally laws, but ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

This is totally, flat out wrong. Quite frankly, it is immoral, although not illegal, for the producers to even cause some viewers to believe it is true. The United States criminal code (Title 18) in ...
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Is it true that it's not illegal for a parent to sell their 13-year-old child to a drug dealer?

I don't know of any crime specifically addressing the sale of a child, but a good prosecutor rarely needs such a narrowly tailored solution to bring charges against anyone. In real life, I imagine a ...
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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?

You go into a store, pick up an item, go to the counter and you think you are legally entitled to own the item provided that you pay for it? Wrong. Wrong for any item, not just alcohol. Items that ...
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Do Legal Documents Require Signing In Standard Pen Colors?

No, Specific Ink Colors are not Required That is not correct. If the purple will not photocopy well, the other party might reasonably ask for a color that will. But a signature is normally only ...
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If I ask my doctor to order a blood test, can they refuse?

There is no such legal requirement coming from federal or NY state law. Doctors can refuse treatment when the patient is abusive or the matter is outside the scope of their practice, and that can ...
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Why is Trump's alleged fraud in New York not prosecuted as a criminal offense?

In the U.S., public official enforce the law with both civil actions and criminal actions as they deem appropriate. In this case, the NY attorney-general did bring a separate criminal case against the ...
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Can a real estate agent refuse to show a rental property (apartment) in NYC if I don't provide my eligibility information?

Yes Businesses (and consumers) can choose who to do business with and what information they ask for and disclose and when they do that. If you’re uncomfortable with how they do business, don’t deal ...
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Would there be legal implications in the US to modifying a real vaccine card with fake info?

The relevant NY law originally said that "Written instrument" means any instrument or article, including computer data or a computer program, containing written or printed matter ...
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Theft by proxy using wild Crows?

This answer assumes no further intention than is disclosed in the question. If Alice had heightened or more precise intentions, that would change the analysis and could transform the scenario to be ...
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Why would Donald Trump be arrested?

An accused would be arrested for the purposes of arraignment ("even a scheduled arrest is still an arrest"). That does not entail that the accused would be held in custody pending or during ...
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In which US states are hush money payments illegal?

"Hush money" is just tabloid-speak for a non-disclosure agreement, which is generally legal throughout the United States -- or, for the money paid in exchange for the non-disclosure ...
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Is it bigamy to marry someone to whom you are already married?

No, you would be guilty of perjury. In order to go through the legal formality, you have to obtain a license, Washington example (King County) seen here. You must swear that you are single, divorced, ...
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Is it legal to collect payment for event entertainment services up front in case they cancel?

That's normal contracting Alice is offering to appear in her role as (American Mc Gee's) Alice to people. She wants to get paid, so she has a standard 3-clause contract: Client pays fee upfront, ...
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Can a district attorney dismiss their own traffic ticket?

No, in the case of a conflict of interest, a special prosecutor would be appointed to handle the matter. Most likely, this would be the DA of an adjoining county. In New York, this special district ...
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I lost my jury summons, what can I do?

For the New York State Unified Court System, you can consult their Frequently Asked Questions at http://www.nyjuror.gov/juryQandA.shtml#Q6. What if my summons or questionnaire is lost? Contact ...
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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?

The answers here are already correct, but wanted to make a quick comment over this Even when I left the store to wait in the car they made him check out at a different register. It is of course ...
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Theft on golf course

Individual lost balls are generally considered to be abandoned property, and finders may keep them unless the golf course specifically forbids it as a matter of policy. However, large scale recovery ...
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Is a US (New York) police officer allowed to take your keys at a traffic stop?

The policeman ordered, right as he took a step out of his car "Turn it off!" - which is a lawful demand to prevent the biker from possibly kicking the gas and running. As the driver did not ...
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Why are trials on "Law & Order" in the New York Supreme Court?

As described at the State of New York Court of Appeals website, the supreme court is the system of trial courts for serious cases. The highest court in New York is the Court of Appeals. It serves the ...
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Can a civil court impose criminal contempt charges?

Can a civil court impose criminal contempt charges? Yes. can a judge in a civil trial impose an order along with damages that would incur criminal contempt charges if Trump were to continue to make ...
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Do Legal Documents Require Signing In Standard Pen Colors?

My best advice: purple ink is fine, unless they object, then find a color you both agree to. Everything past this point assumes an adverse relationship. Think about the dismal shape of things. A ...
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If I ask my doctor to order a blood test, can they refuse?

If I go to my doctor's office and request that they order a specific blood test for me, can they refuse? Yes. Is there anything in HIPAA (or other laws) that compels a medical professional to order ...
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Why would Donald Trump be arrested?

New York Criminal Procedure Law, section 210.10, Requirement of and methods of securing defendant's appearance for arraignment upon indictment, subsection 3 (emphasis added): If the defendant has not ...
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Is it bigamy to marry someone to whom you are already married?

New York's Domestic Relations Law explicitly contemplates the licensing and solemnization of second marriages for already-married couples. However I haven't read it closely enough to determine ...
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Is signing a document that I have not seen legally binding?

You are entitled to at least see, and probably get a copy of, any document you sign. If you insist, they will have to show you or give you a copy. It may well be that they are supposed to give you a ...
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Does the adultery law in New York affect the person being used to cheat with?

The statute reads (emphasis mine): A person is guilty of adultery when he engages in sexual intercourse with another person at a time when he has a living spouse, or the other person has a living ...
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