My opinion that if you were on the porch, you are not in public, thus not 'drunk in public'. If you are drunk on your porch and creating a disturbance, you could be charged with disorderly person. I hope this settles the bet.
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without doing the research, I say no, you're not in public if you're on your private property.
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Were you drinking on your porch when you came up with this question?
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