Trenton Open Container Attorneys

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

It is unlawful in Trenton NJ 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 Trenton New Jersey, for example Las Vegas, you can but other cities you cannot.

Trenton NJ 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 Trenton car accidents
  • Giving Trenton funding for transportation


What are Open Container Laws?

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

  • Trenton Sidewalks
  • Trenton Inside a car
  • Front steps entrance of a Trenton building
  • Trenton Schools
  • Inside a Trenton New Jersey parking lot

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

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