We talked recently about open container laws. They are not a bad idea. It saves lives to keep alcohol out of a car and the human bloodstream while driving.
Our attorneys skillfully handle impaired driving cases in San Diego and throughout this part of California. We know the law and we know how to help if you are pulled over. We also know the importance of safety.
Intoxication and driving are never a good idea — especially when it involves minors. An open container citation can yield a $250 fine for an adult. But an open container citation for a driver under 21 has far more serious consequences, including the following:
Exceptions exist for minors directed by an employer, or accompanied by a legal guardian, but otherwise? Keeping alcohol away from minors is just good sense. If you or your child faces charges for an open container of alcohol in the car, seek knowledgeable legal guidance from a DUI defense attorney right away.