Asked about 3 years ago - Millington, MIFlag
The arresting officer also put it was in vassar township but we were still in millington township would that be a cause to throw out the case
Yes. You can fight this charge. Open intoxicants can be possessed by more than one person under a theory that is called "constructive" possession. It is akin to the pen that sits on your desk. The pen is in your possession even if you are not holding it. However, the state or township stilll has to prove that you had knowledge of the intoxicant, had the right to do with it what you wanted at any time and that it was yours or partially yours. The issue of your incident occurring in a different township that was not the township that the arresting officer has enforcement powers is a little more complicated. The short answer is that it could be a defense for you.
i clamed the beer but i can fight it because of the driver having a chauffeurs license, cant they drive people around with open intox aslong as its in the back seat and if i can were can i find the information on this i have a court appointed so i want to go their with the info so i can get good representation. Thanks for the help so far.
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