Q: Can I get arrested for being drunk, although not being disruptive in any way, at the passport control?
I will be traveling from Frankfurt to CA, USA. I will be drinking on that airplane because it’s legal since I’m 17 and am within the drinking age of Frankfurt, Germany. Thus, if I drink legally, there is no way for the US border control to arrest me, correct? And they have no right to force me to do an alcohol check, correct?
A: Too many questions at once and I'll have even more questions in order to answer it properly. Can't do it here. This site is not safe and can be read by police. Call my office instead.
A: Being drunk in public is against the law for minors and adults, so yes, you can be arrested, even assuming that you exhibit no other criminal behavior. Do not respond to attorneys asking you to call them. It is against State Bar rules for attorneys to solicit clients.
A: more info needed.
being on a plan for a place that has different laws does not mean you apply the laws of the destination will apply.
for instance, MJ is legal in CA however federal law applies once you are at the airport and you can be arrested for illegal possession there.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.