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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  19/DEZ/2011 9:42 PM
Assunto:  Lei seca.

     a)    meaning #1

      I think "dry law" is turning into an accepted expression when talking about Brazilian traffic laws, at least  in this especial case it is acceptable even internationally.

     Obviously, in not comtemporary times we are supposed to think of the dry laws enforced in Russia circa 1914 and in the US mainly in the period 1919-33. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prohibition_in_the_United_States.







   Alcohol Limits
   Law 11.705, commonly referred to as Lei Seca, or Dry Law, determines that drivers caught with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.2 grams of alcohol per liter of blood (or .02 BAC level) - the equivalent to a can of beer or a glass of wine - must pay a R$ 957 fine (about $600 at the time of this writing) and have their right to drive suspended for a year.


In the "Bulletin of the World Health Organization" it shows "dry law" 12 times in this article.
    For example, "The Lei Seca (Dry Law) makes it a criminal offence to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration of 6 decigrams per litre or higher."




     Some time ago, they tried to pass a law in wich any person that owned a drinking store by a freeway, interstate road etc, would be fined, and jailed.

     Ah, his store would be shut from then on, for good.    No licence to that kind

of business.

     Many conscientous people are not selling, with or without law, but the

other ones...I don´t know for sure!



      b) meaning # 2

What are Dry Laws?
     Dry laws are laws that prohibit the sale and purchase of alcoholic beverage within a given time frame or area. For example, some states enforce “blue laws”, which restrict the sale of liquor on Sundays.

     Dry laws may vary from state to state. Even within a single state, dry laws may vary by county or jurisdiction. Some counties may prohibit alcohol sales at night time, while some may restrict sales only on Sundays until noontime.
     Dry counties are counties that prohibit the sale of alcohol altogether. A dry county may enforce its liquor prohibitions for on or off-premises sales. Or some counties may prohibit some types of dram shops (liquor-selling establishments) within certain geographic boundaries.
     What are the Legal Penalties for Violating Dry Law Requirements?
     Violations of dry law rules and regulations can result in legal penalties. For persons who are caught buying alcohol in violation of a dry law, it can lead to:
       Monetary fines
       Possible time in jail 
       Mandatory rehabilitation courses

      Dram shop owners and business owners who violate dry laws can also face legal penalties. These may also include fines and jail time. Also, the person’s business license or liquor license may be temporarily or permanently revoked.
      Finally, violations of dry law rules can complicate all other alcohol-related charges, such as driving under the influence, possession of alcohol by a minor, or public drunkenness. If a person has violated both an alcohol law and a dry law, they may face increased legal punishments due to the multiple violations. As with any law, ignorance of dry laws is no excuse and will not serve as a defense in court.


     In Brazil in election times there´s such a banning of alcohol until the end of the election, meaning until 05:00 PM or so.

    Any citizen caught drunk will face the music in jail, at least the "normal" ones.

     There´s no register of a business owner having being jailed for selling it, at least not that I know of.



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lei seca  –  Tomaz B.  19/DEZ/2011, 5:36 PM
lei seca  –  Dale-USA  19/DEZ/2011, 5:52 PM
lei seca  –  Tomaz B.  19/DEZ/2011, 5:59 PM
lei seca  –  Dale-USA  19/DEZ/2011, 6:18 PM
lei seca  –  Breckenfeld  19/DEZ/2011, 9:03 PM
lei seca  –  Dale-USA  19/DEZ/2011, 9:21 PM
 Lei seca.  –  PPAULO  19/DEZ/2011, 9:42 PM
Lei seca.  –  PPAULO  19/DEZ/2011, 9:52 PM

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