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is it a law that alcohol/liquor has to be in a bag before ...

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is it a law that alcohol/liquor has to be in a bag before leaving the store with it? like does a 6 pack of beer bottles have to be put in a bag after u buy it n before it can leave the store?
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Medicine&Law replied 10 years ago.


There is no mention in California State law that beer must be placed in a bag prior to leaving the store. However, cities and counties may have oridinances related to this.

I live in Northern CA, purchase beer at Safeway, Costco, and liquor stores and it has never been placed in a bag.

Can you explain your situation a bit more? Were you stopped while carrying a six pack of beer? Was it a six-pack that is attached with the plastic holders on each can, or was it in the cardboard carrying case?

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