It is unlawful in Arizona for the driver or passengers to have an “open container” of any alcohol in the cab. This applies to open containers of alcoholic beverages with even a small amount of beverage present, or open containers with alcoholic beverages in them.
Have you been charged with violating Arizona’s open alcohol container law? At The Law Offices of John Phebus, we represent clients throughout the Phoenix metro area and Maricopa County in defending against open alcohol container charges. Our skilled criminal defense lawyers know the defense strategies available to you and will aggressively represent your interests at all stages of your case.
Peoria Lawyer for Open Bottle Violation Defense
Open alcohol container is a class 2 misdemeanor, usually punished by a fine plus surcharges. In a vehicle with multiple occupants in which no one will take the blame, the officer will often cite the person who is closest to the container or the driver. We represent both drivers and passengers charged with alcohol violations.
We also represent many Arizona State University students, who may be charged with additional offenses such as minor in possession, or underage consumption. Arizona State University students may be subject to suspension or expulsion for alcohol offenses that violate school policies.
Arrested For An “Open Container” In The Glendale Area? Contact Us Now
If you have been cited for open container, contact our attorneys who are well-versed in open alcohol container law. We will protect your rights and work hard to get the charges dismissed or reduced, and to ensure the offense has the minimal impact on your life. We offer a free, 30-minute telephone consultation, and accept credit cards and payment plans. Call (623) 847-7117 now.