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DRINKING IN PUBLIC

(TITLE 17 - CRIMES: CHAPTER 69 - INTOXICATION; SECTION 2003-A)

"Public Place" includes the lobbies, hallways, lavatories, toilets and basement portions of apartment houses, hotels, public buildings and transportation terminals and public beaches. A person is guilty of public drinking if the person:

  • After being forbidden to do so personally by a law enforcement officer, the person drinks liquor in any public place knowing that the person is not licensed or privileged to do so, unless the person has been given permission to do so by the owner or authorized person; or
  • Within a municipality the person drinks liquor in any place...

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Release Date: 1/28/2001 12:00:00 AM