Fifty States, Countless Weird Laws
Weird laws exist in all fifty states. Many of them date back to when our country was first founded. Society has changed a great deal since that time. Still, laws exist from those times, and you never know when you could be breaking one.
You Could Be Breaking the Law
You’re almost certain to have broken one of the weird laws in your state. The following are some of the weird law highlights from various states.
- No Drinking and Riding – Most people are aware of drinking and driving laws. However, in Colorado, it is illegal to have a beer and then ride a horse. You also can’t drink and ride in Michigan, only this time instead of it being a horse it’s a train. Having a beer on a train is strictly forbidden.
- Swearing at Children – It’s illegal to swear at a child in Georgia. Whether in person or on the phone, if someone is under the age of fourteen, you can’t use any foul language.
- No Gambling Devices – If you’re caught owning a gambling device in Kansas, you’ll be breaking laws of public morality.
- Child Limits – Mississippi still has a law on the books that makes it illegal to have more than one child out of wedlock.
- Treasure Hunt Rules – In Pennsylvania, you’re not allowed to tell someone where to look for buried treasure. So, if your scavenger hunt includes some hidden booty, you better not let the authorities find out.
- Sit Down for This One – Texas makes it illegal to take more than three sips of beer while standing up, so it’s important to remember to sit while at a bar. If you forget, you could find yourself facing misdemeanor charges.
Weird Laws Can Still Result in Jail Time
Admittedly, actual charges related to these weird laws are rare. Still, if you’re accused of breaking a weird law, it’s important to defend yourself. Hiring an attorney is the best way to do so.