It is a crime for a person to have in possession, while in a public location any bottle or receptacle containing an alcoholic beverage that has been opened, or the seal broken, or the contents of which have been partially removed. It may be unclear and if you have been charged you may have a lot of questions. Contact a Minneapolis Criminal Attorney to get you the answers and defense you need.
Open Bottle in a Non-Motor Vehicle Consequences
In Minnesota a person convicted of having an open bottle in public is guilty of a petty misdemeanor. A petty misdemeanor will usually result in a fine and does not have a jail penalty. Making sure you know the charges and consequences is critical to ensuring you get a favorable result.
Should I Call a Minneapolis Criminal Attorney?
If you have been charged with an open bottle ticket you may have a valid defense. Having an experienced attorney is therefore critical to fighting the charge. You need answers, you need clarity and you need a strong defense to get the favorable result you want. Gerald Miller PA has over 35 years of experience in traffic violation defenses. Contact us today at 612-341-9080 for a free consultation.
For more information see the Minnesota Open Bottle Statute 169A.35.