Charleston Open Container Lawyer
If you have been arrested for open container in Charleston, call Charleston open container lawyer John W. Molony and schedule a free consultation to protect your rights and your record. Open container violations in Charleston are misdemeanors, and penalties include up to five hundred dollars in fines and up to thirty days in jail. However, convictions for open container can result in more serious consequences. After an open container conviction, that criminal record may impact your ability to work, rent an apartment or do anything else that requires a criminal background check.
What Is "Open Container" In Charleston, SC?
- There are two South Carolina state laws that make it illegal to transport any open container in a vehicle, except in a trunk or luggage compartment.
- One of these state laws applies to beer and wine, and the other applies to hard liquor with an open cap or broken seal.
- City of Charleston law makes it illegal to transport or possess any kind of alcoholic beverage in an open container or to consume any alcoholic beverage on the “streets, sidewalks, alleys, or public ways of the city”.
- The Charleston law does have an exception for group functions with a permit from the chief of police.
Call A Charleston Open Container Lawyer
Call open container lawyer John W. Molony now to discuss your charges and your legal options free of charge! When you retain criminal defense attorney John W. Molony, you can expect to have a lawyer who will fight for you, listen to you, answer your phone calls and devote the time that your case requires. John W. Molony Law Firm, LLC is conveniently located in James Island and defends Charleston clients charged with open container.
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