Salt Lake City Open Container Attorneys

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

It is unlawful in Salt Lake City UT 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 Salt Lake City Utah, for example Las Vegas, you can but other cities you cannot.

Salt Lake City UT 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 Salt Lake City car accidents
  • Giving Salt Lake City funding for transportation


What are Open Container Laws?

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

  • Salt Lake City Sidewalks
  • Salt Lake City Inside a car
  • Front steps entrance of a Salt Lake City building
  • Salt Lake City Schools
  • Inside a Salt Lake City Utah parking lot

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

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

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