Did you know that it is possible to fight an open container charge? In fact, it's often easier to fight an open container ticket than it is to fight a DUI or a DWI. There are a few points to consider in your case, outlined below.
While police are available to protect and serve, they don't always know the exact letter of every law when they are faced with a situation in which there is a possibility of wrongdoing. Most just want to do a good job of keeping the public safe.
If you have been issued a ticket for open container, an experienced attorney can often quickly identify if there is even a valid reason for the ticket. Other cases might not so be easily defined, but would certainly be argued.
Having a ticket for open container, especially if it comes with other tickets and charges, can cause serious personal consequences:
For these (and many more) reasons, consulting with experienced lawyers who have defended these cases in the past to build a solid defense is very important. Especially because your future could be affected for years to come, there is much at stake and shouldn't be left to chance. Here are just a few reasons that you could have the charge dismissed:
It may be easier to fight those charges and have them dropped, especially if there are no additional violations. However, there are other reasons you may have been charged and could be dropped or reduced:
There is one area in particular in which you need expert legal advice: You are simultaneously charged with DUI/DWI. In any and all of the above cases, an experienced open container attorney can represent you in court and have the best possible chance for charges to be reduced or dropped. Due to the potential consequences of the charges you received, it's important to have expert defense to stand with you.