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Drinking in Euriope - Legal Trouble in America

Published: May 14, 2012
Dear TeenHealthFX,

 

Next year I'll be in Europe for a semester. The drinking age of the region I'll be in is 18. I'll be 20 when I go. If I take video or pictures of myself drinking alcohol while I'm there and show them to people or post them online before I turn 21, could I get into any legal trouble in America?

Signed: Drinking in Euriope - Legal Trouble in America

Dear Drinking in Euriope - Legal Trouble in America,

 

When you are in a different country you are subject to the laws of that country. So if you are of legal age to drink alcohol in a foreign country then you would not be breaking any laws if you did so.

 

If you posted the pictures or videos online of you drinking it would not be breaking any laws but you would be subject to the perceptions of the people who were viewing your postings. Some people will know the story of the pictures while others may make a negative interpretation and spread that view. Although their understanding could be completely wrong it could still have an effect on you and your reputation. Remember once you put it online you should assume that it will forever be in cyber space.

 

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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