Columbus Open Container Attorneys

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Have you been charged with violating Columbus 's open alcohol container law? Wise Laws affiliated open container lawyers represent clients throughout Columbus in defending against open container charges.

It is unlawful in Columbus OH for the driver or passengers to have an "open container" of any alcohol in the car. This applies to open empty containers of alcoholic beverages, or open containers with alcoholic beverages in them.

Open container is a misdemeanor, usually punished by a fine. 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.

Can you hold an alcoholic beverage in a plastic beer cup while walking along the street? It really depends on the open container laws in your Columbus Ohio, for example Las Vegas, you can but other cities you cannot.

Columbus OH Open container laws provide a number of objectives. Most particularly, open container laws mean to:

  • To maintain a respectable quality of life and to keep people from being drunk in public, which equates to less rowdy behavior
  • Preventing Columbus car accidents
  • Giving Columbus funding for transportation


What are Open Container Laws?

A Columbus open container law constrains where people can consume alcohol in public. Exactly what a public place is depends on the specific Columbus.

  • Columbus Sidewalks
  • Columbus Inside a car
  • Front steps entrance of a Columbus building
  • Columbus Schools
  • Inside a Columbus Ohio parking lot

Wise Laws deals with many student cases, which may be charged with additional offenses such as minor in possession, or underage consumption. Columbus College students may be subject to suspension or expulsion for Columbus OH alcohol offenses that violate school policies when it comes to open container laws.

If you have been cited for open container in Columbus, CALL Wise Laws ASAP 800-270-8184 or fill out our CONTACT FORM, our affiliated attorneys are well versed in open alcohol container law. Wise Laws will protect your rights and work hard to get the Columbus Ohio charges dismissed or reduced, and to ensure the offense has the minimal impact on your life.