Is it legal for people to stay in a bar after closing time if they are no longer drinking/being served?

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Is it legal for people to stay in a bar after closing time if they are no longer drinking/being served?

Asked on February 21, 2015 under Business Law, Montana

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SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

It is legal if the bar owner (or if the owner is not there, whomever is managing it then) let's them stay. But the bar doesn't have to let them stay, and if told or asked to leave, they'd have to go.


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