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If you have a Charleston open container arrest, call Charleston open container lawyer John W. Molony to protect your rights and your record. Charleston open container violations are misdemeanors, and penalties include up to $500 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 Charleston, SC "Open Container"?

  • 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 and schedule a free consultation to discuss your charges and your legal options. 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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