2021 Georgia Code
Title 3 - Alcoholic Beverages
Chapter 10 - Sale or Possession of Distilled Spirits in Dry Counties and Municipalities
§ 3-10-2. Sale, Exchange, or Other Possession of Distilled Spirits

Universal Citation: GA Code § 3-10-2 (2021)

It is unlawful for any person knowingly and intentionally to sell, offer for sale, keep for sale, barter, exchange, furnish at public places, keep on hand at a place of business, or otherwise possess distilled spirits in any quantity, except as provided in this title.

(Ga. L. 1915, Ex. Sess., p. 77, § 2; Ga. L. 1917, Ex. Sess., p. 7, § 23; Code 1933, § 58-102; Code 1933, § 5A-7102, enacted by Ga. L. 1980, p. 1573, § 1.)


Fraternal club cannot sell liquor to its members in a dry county, but each member can keep one quart of liquor at the meeting place for the member's own use without violating the law. 1954-56 Op. Att'y Gen. p. 454.


Am. Jur. 2d.

- 45 Am. Jur. 2d, Intoxicating Liquors, §§ 47 et seq., 192 et seq.


- 48 C.J.S., Intoxicating Liquors, § 425 et seq.


- Power to prohibit the possession of intoxicating liquor, irrespective of any intention to traffic therein, 2 A.L.R. 1085.

Entrapment to commit offense against laws regulating sales of liquor, 55 A.L.R.2d 1322.

What constitutes "sale" of liquor in violation of statute or ordinance, 89 A.L.R.3d 551.

Criminal liability of member or agent of private club or association, or of owner or lessor of its premises, for violation of state or local liquor or gambling laws thereon, 98 A.L.R.3d 694.

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