Their was an open container in the back seat where I was sitting but I was not drinking it?

Asked over 1 year ago - Watsonville, CA

Even the officer said I didn't smell like beer or my breath either but still got the ticket and I am under 21

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  1. Mohammad Ali Salimi

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  2. Robert Laurens Driessen

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    Answered . The good news is it appears you were only cited with an open container and not a DUI or an infraction under zero tolerance law. Pleading guilty to this charge will still result in a 1 year license suspension. Hire an attorney.
    Robert Driessen

    Mr. Driessen is a former Deputy DA in Orange County with over 8 years of criminal law experience. Nothing stated... more
  3. Andrew Stephen Roberts

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    Answered . Get an attorney. Your court might have a program to avoid suspension.

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