No one wants to waste money on alcohol in bars or risk not having your favorite drink available when they are trying to have a good time. However, if you transport an open container in Oklahoma, you may find yourself in trouble with the law. Thus, you should contact a Tahlequah attorney for assistance.
Defining An Open Container In Oklahoma
It is against Oklahoma state law to have a container of alcohol in a car if it has been opened and has an open seal.
However, you can avoid trouble if you keep an open container of alcohol in the rear trunk or any other outside compartment that is inaccessible by anyone inside of the car.
It is also not illegal to transport a closed container, which does not have a broken seal. Okla. Stat. tit. 37 § 537
Anyone convicted of this crime can spend up to six months in county jail and pay $500 in fines.
Free Consultation: Tahlequah Misdemeanor Defense Attorney
Tahlequah, Oklahoma open container charges can result in jail time and fines.
If you or someone you know is facing a criminal charge, please contact an experienced Tahlequah misdemeanor defense attorney from Wirth Law Office.
Call 918-458-2677 or toll free at 1-888-447-7262 to schedule your free, confidential consultation.
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