Is an open container in public an infraction or misdemeanor 21+ in Hermosa Beach CA

Asked almost 2 years ago - Hermosa Beach, CA

I received an open container citation on new years eve. I was in public and near a trash can. the officer marked misdemeanor on the ticket. However I consulted an attorney and he said he's almost positive it's an infraction. The clerk at the traffic court where it's being handled said it's not a misdemeanor also. Should I pay the fine or try to fight it. Will it show up on my background check

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  1. Answered . Post the statute in which you where cited and I can tell you if it's a mis. or infraction.

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Misdemeanor crime

A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal charge, such as trespassing or disorderly conduct, that is punishable by less than one year in prison and/or a fine.

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