Foreigners in Poland, as elsewhere, are subject to the laws of the host country. While your embassy or consulate is the best stop in any emergency, bear in mind that there are some things it can’t do for you, like getting local laws or regulations waived because you’re a foreigner, investigating a crime, providing legal advice or representation in civil or criminal cases, getting you out of jail and lending you money.
- A consul can usually issue emergency passports, contact relatives and friends, advise on how to transfer funds, provide lists of reliable local doctors, lawyers and interpreters, and visit you if you've been arrested or jailed.
- In Poland the legal blood-alcohol content for drivers is 0.2.
- Buying, selling and possession of drugs of any kind, including cannabis, is illegal.
- Jaywalking is illegal, and can result in an on-the-spot fine.