If I received an open container in vehicle ticket, doI need an attorney for this?

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If I received an open container in vehicle ticket, doI need an attorney for this?

I was pulled over for not having my headlights on after dropping 2 friends off. The officers found 2 half drunken beer bottles. I had not had anything to drink so Idid the road-side tests passing with no problem. The officers then wrote me a ticket for open container in vehicle and driving without headlights. I am only 20 years old. Should I speak with a DUI attorney? In Maricopa County, AZ.

Asked on September 26, 2011 under Criminal Law, Arizona

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

If you have been cited for having an open container in your vehicle, the possible penalty could very well be a fine, jail time, probation and worse yet, a criminal conviction, you should seriously consider retaining a criminal defense attorney to represent you for all upcoming hearings.

You are twenty (20) years old and and have endless possibilities ahead of you such as school and employment. The last thing that you need is a criminal conviction (or plea) that possibly could be prevented if you had an attorney. Sentiment is that you had open containers in your vehicle which is illegal. It would be in your best interests to retain an attorney to asisst you in this predicament.

Good luck.


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