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    Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    If you're 19 or 20 and get drunk in Mexico, where it's legal to drink at those ages, and return to the United States still drunk, can you be arrested for underage drinking?

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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    So, this is a big question in Nebraska?










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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    No, it's not a crime to be drunk and under-age in America.
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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    No, it's not a crime to be drunk and under-age in America.
    If you are driving it is, pretty much every state has a zero tolerance law in effect. Unfortunately mouthwash tends to do that to drivers though and I've heard of under 21 drivers being affected by that for mouthwash, though they have from what I know got out of it.

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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If you're 19 or 20 and get drunk in Mexico, where it's legal to drink at those ages, and return to the United States still drunk, can you be arrested for underage drinking?
    When I was in college, we would spend weekends in Quebec, where the drinking age is 18. We would return on Sunday, some of us still drunk, but not the driver, and the border people gave us no problem at all... but it could depend on the laws of your specific state... if it makes being inebriated under the age of 21 illegal, they you could have a problem... otherwise, you should be ok...
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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    You can be charged with drunk in public and drunk driving, no matter where you did the drinking.

    If you are 21 or older don't do with someone under age because you could get charged with contributing.

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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    You can be charged with drunk in public and drunk driving, no matter where you did the drinking.

    If you are 21 or older don't do with someone under age because you could get charged with contributing.
    Not if you are a passenger in a car of a sober driver...
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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    It isn't illegal to be drunk. It's illegal to possess alcohol. As long as you're not driving, you can drink anywhere it's legal to drink without worrying about the law when you get home.

    Same thing with minors drinking under their guardians' supervision.

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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

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    Re: Can you be arrested for underage drinking in this case?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    No, it's not a crime to be drunk and under-age in America.
    Wrong. You can still be arrested for "drunk in public".
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