Jefferson City Open Container Attorneys

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

It is unlawful in Jefferson City MO 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 Jefferson City Missouri, for example Las Vegas, you can but other cities you cannot.

Jefferson City MO 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 Jefferson City car accidents
  • Giving Jefferson City funding for transportation


What are Open Container Laws?

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

  • Jefferson City Sidewalks
  • Jefferson City Inside a car
  • Front steps entrance of a Jefferson City building
  • Jefferson City Schools
  • Inside a Jefferson City Missouri parking lot

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

If you have been cited for open container in Jefferson City, 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 Jefferson City Missouri charges dismissed or reduced, and to ensure the offense has the minimal impact on your life.

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