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.
Criminal Defense Attorney
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.