Having an open container in a motor vehicle in the State of Texas is considered a class B misdemeanor. The case is separate from a standard DWI conviction and incurs its own penalties. The state takes open container offenses very seriously and the resulting penalties are enough to throw an individual’s life into disarray for an extended period of time.
Without the proper legal counsel the defendant may have to face the most severe penalties, which are as follows:
- Minimum of 6 days in jail
- Fine up to $2,000
- Annual fee for up to 3 years to keep your license
- Alcohol School
The penalties are always served dependent on the final decision of the court. If the defendant has a severe criminal history or previous alcohol related charges the state may decide to incur more severe penalties.
Why Laura Barker?
Laura is looked at as one of the best DWI/DUI and open container lawyers in the Georgetown, Texas area. She has represented defendants facing all types of charges and penalties. Her experience offers her the ability to leverage off of a strong past in the court room in order to build the best cases for her clients. When you select Laura Barker as your legal representative you get:
Unequaled representation from one of the best attorneys
Representation from a highly effective lawyer
Exceptional legal advice and assistance
Highly focused and determined care
Legal representation from a high quality lawyer with a devoted attitude
You can speak with Laura directly by phone or online. If someone you know needs representation for an open container charge or DWI in the Georgetown Texas area, Laura is the right attorney for you.