Police and Law Enforcement, Los Angeles
Alcohol consumption on public areas is strictly prohibited by law.
If the police believe you to be drinking alcohol in a public area, they can require you to stop drinking, surrender your drink and you will be fined, no matter how old you are.
Police may also seize unopened alcohol if they have reasonable grounds to believe it is going to be taken to a location to drink in public. Fine for drinking in a public area may be more than $100!!
It is very important to always be as polite as possible and never be rude, offensive or cheeky to the police, since they have the right to arrest and to take you to court.
You might not think of california as a place to cycle, but they actually have cycling police there.
Especially in the beach areas where you can get around easier and faster than by car.
I really like to see that as i am used to danish police who are mostly obese crooners sitting in a car, yelling at the world.
Los Angeles Crazy Laws
It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.
You may not hunt moths under a street light.
It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.
Toads may not be licked.
It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church.Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500 and/or six months in prison.
Zoot suits are prohibited.
The cops in LA are very strict, specially when enforcing traffic regulations. My recommendation is to be extremely respectful of the law here cause you don't wanna have a problem with them.
I've seen several arrests on the street for different reasons but never had a problem myself. If you don't do anything wrong you're cool but if you are thinking of doing it just think it twice( and don't drink and drive by the way, that's stupid).