A Fort Myers and Sarasota Criminal Defense Lawyer from Viacava & Cantor is ready to assist you on your Open Container case. Any person in a car who has an open alcoholic beverage or who is in close proximity to an open alcoholic beverage is in danger of being cited for Open Container. Even if the officer does not see the beverage in your hand they can, and likely will, still cite you for Open Container. Further, an Officer can still issue you a citation for Open Container when you are a passenger in a parked car if you have an open alcoholic beverage in your hand or in close proximity to your person.
Open Container applies to both drivers and passengers of cars. The Open Container statute in Florida holds that drivers and passengers in cars may not have an open container of an alcoholic beverage on them or immediately accessible to them. Further, the Statute states that it is still a violation if the car is parked or stopped.
The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle Open Container cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.