Brand
Dui
Weekends & Evening Appointments
Available 24 Hours
Free Consultation 701-746-4107
Toll Free 877-387-3524

Know Your Rights!
Call Us First.

Our Goal is to Exceed the Expectations of Our Clients

Can An Open Container Have Serious Consequences?

Open container laws typically apply to all of the vehicle inhabitants. However, there are situational exceptions. For example, individuals in the passenger area of a motor vehicle designed to be used primarily for transportation of persons (such as limousines or buses) might not face the same penalties as a driver. Some states offer very limited exceptions while some states offer no exceptions at all. It is crucial to learn as much information about your state’s laws as possible.

At Dusek Law, we understand the devastating impact a violation can have on your criminal record and your driving privileges. People might not consider an open container violation a serious criminal offense. Unfortunately, these violations can quickly add up and lead to severe consequences.

  • North Dakota penalties: Violation of an open container law can result in a $50 fine. Additionally, if the individual was actually driving the vehicle, he or she might have the violation added to his or her driving record.
  • Minnesota penalties: In Minnesota, violation of an open container law can result in up to $1,000 in fines and up to 90 days imprisonment or both.

No matter the specifics of your case, it is wise to seek the counsel of a skilled defense lawyer. We will take a thorough look at your violation and provide honest answers and legal guidance tailored specifically to your needs. If you receive a ticket, do not pay it until you speak with a lawyer.

Schedule A Consultation At Dusek Law | Available 24 Hours A Day

We offer free consultations and are available when you need us. Call us anytime you need legal assistance. Contact us online or call us at 877-387-3524 to speak with our attorneys.

Bg Articles

Areas of Practice

Bg Blog

Our Blog

How to defend your CDL from DUI charges

DUI charges are always a serious matter. The consequences of a DUI conviction can have lasting consequences for years or longer. These consequences can mean a temporary or even permanent end to their career and livelihood for truck drivers. For truck drivers who face...

Traditional punishment not always called for in drug crime cases

Every year, numerous Minnesota residents find themselves facing drug-related criminal charges. Some, not all, will end up behind bars, as traditional punishment is not always called for in drug crime cases. Treatment court is often used instead to reduce jail...

White collar crime: a broad and complex criminal law sphere

It can be “difficult to define.” That is an opening observation regarding white collar crime from a proven criminal defense law firm that represents clients in East Grand Forks and across North Dakota and Minnesota. And it is a comment broadly echoed by many other...

The monetary costs of DUI

DUI convictions cost people time and money. They can create difficulties in traveling to and from work. They can jeopardize a professional license. Most of all, however, anyone convicted of a DUI in Minnesota may have these additional costs: Fines: $1000-$3000 For...

An open container violation can have serious consequences

Driving under the influence is a serious offense in North Dakota and Minnesota. This is something most people know. Do you know that having an open container of alcohol in your car is also a significant offense in both states — regardless of whether the container...

Bg Articles

Articles