Crazy Georgia Laws: Donkeys In Bathtubs, Ice Cream in Your Pocket, and Dead BirdsWritten on February 4, 2015
The old saying goes: “Ignorance of the law is no excuse.” If your driver’s license is suspended and you get pulled over, it isn’t going to help to tell the cop that you didn’t know. Most of us are familiar with the laws in Georgia. We know to make a complete stop at red lights, not to drink and drive, and not to take things from stores without paying. There are some laws in Georgia, though, that you may not be aware of….
In Kennesaw, for example, the law requires there to be a firearm in every household. Did you also know that every citizen in Acworth must own a rake?
Here’s a law to keep in mind the next time you visit your local ice cream shop: It’s illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket if it’s Sunday. On any other day of the week, feel free to put that mint chocolate chip double scoop in your pocket and save it for later. We aren’t responsible for your dry cleaning bill based on this nugget of legal advice.
If you are in the city of Atlanta, be careful when walking your pets because it’s illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp. If you are out with a buddy in Atlanta, be mindful of what kind of shenanigans you get into because it’s against the law for one man to be on another man’s back.
If you are in Columbus, don’t lose your cool if you are talking on the phone because it’s against the law to cuss over the telephone!
If you are working on a window display in the state involving a mannequin, be careful when changing outfits because the shades must be down. Nude mannequins in a store window are a big no-no.
In Georgia, it’s illegal to keep a donkey in a bathtub. I wonder what the story is behind this one?
Be sure to watch your mouth at funerals because it’s illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body that is in a funeral home.
In Marietta, it’s illegal to spit from a car or bus, but citizens may spit from a truck.
In Conyers, you may not place a dead bird on your neighbor’s lawn. Apparently, someone did this before and got caught doing it.
Most people frown upon gossiping. Perhaps that’s why in Georgia it’s illegal to spread a false rumor. (The law doesn’t address rumors that are true.)
If you have been busted for bathing your donkey or accidentally dropping a cuss word at the funeral home, The Silverbach Group is here to help. In addition to helping you with the unique laws above, we are a firm that specializes in family law as well as handling criminal cases. We are always here for questions and consultations. You can reach us at 770-635-0334.
*Note: The laws mentioned above either are (or were) listed as city ordinances, in the city where they were created. Some laws may not be reflected with changes, as of current 2014-2015 records.