Absurd Laws in Croatia: No More Snoring in Public Places or Sex on Your Balcony

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But you are allowed to buy minors an alcoholic beverage unless they’re already intoxicated.

A few months back we informed you how for some misdemeanors in Croatia you will pay a fine in Deutsche Marks, a currency which no longer exists. Now a new draft of the Public Order Act has surfaced aiming to fix this issue, but if you though new changes and additions are boring, you are very, very wrong. On May 18, 2016, RTL reported on a list of absurdities that were included in the new Public Order Act so here they are.

According to the new draft, gone are the days when you could sleep on a park bench without being fined. Sleeping in a public place will set you back 1000 kn, and if you’re snoring while sleeping in a public place add another 1000kn to the fine. You’re not allowed to walk around naked in public, which is nothing new, but in the future, you will no longer be allowed to prance around sans clothes on your own balcony. However, if you offer or buy a minor an alcoholic drink, you’ll pretty much get off scot free.

You see, the draft now says that you’re not allowed to give alcohol to a person that is already under the influence, and if you fail to comply, the fine will now be doubled or up to 4000 kn. However, since the wording of this article is a bit clumsy, it basically ends up saying you’re not allowed to give minors alcohol if they’re already drunk.

But wait there’s more.  For instance, while sex in public is still punishable by law, but from now own even your balcony is considered to be a public place so if your neighbors report your amorous activities on the balcony and they’ve seen your private parts, you’ll be fined anything from 3 000 to 7 000 kuna or you could find yourself behind bars for 30days.

The draft will introduce some novelties, so from now on, rude and aggressive beggars will also be fined with 3 000 to 7 000 kuna and up to 30 days in prison while their organizers will be fined with 10 000 to 60 000 kuna and up to 60 days in prison. Furthermore, prostitutes will no longer be the only ones getting punished for their activities; clients will now also receive a fine of 3000 to 7000 kuna. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!





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