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In Santa Barbara, Ca. Got a ticket for open container on street (infraction).Now officer changed it to misdemeanor.

Salinas, CA |
Filed under: Misdemeanor crime

I am 26 years old, and I keep reading that open containers are infractions. The officer even told me it would be, but now, a couple weeks later, he's changed it to a misdemeanor. I got the proof of service letter through the mail. Should I sign it?

The code and section for an open container in Santa Barbara is 9.05.010: http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=12151 (page 327). Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

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  1. You should sign the proof of service and return it. Appear in court and let the judge correct the overzealous officer masquerading as a judge.

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