New Jersey DUI Attorney Discusses Open Container Policy
As an experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney I have dealt with many cases where a college student is charged with a DWI and additionally, they have an open container of alcohol in the car. If you’re a college student and you’ve been pulled over for a DWI, and you’ve been charged with a DWI, there happens to be an open container of alcohol in your car, it is certainly an aggravating factor.
When I was a prosecutor, I would certainly consider that a negative factor when deciding on how to try to prosecute that case because it indicates that the person was drinking alcohol as they were driving, which is clearly a negative factor. However, the truth of the matter is it’s only a $200 fine, but it is something that has to be considered with regard to aggravating and mitigating factors if you were to be pleading guilty.
Are you a college student who recently got pulled over with an open container of alcohol in the car? If so, contact the experienced New Jersey DUI Attorney Carl Spector.