Open Intox

Open Intoxication Defense Lawyers in Lansing

Serving Metro Detroit

Sec. 26-54 states that no one individual shall be in possession of an alcoholic liquor in any form of container which is open, or has a broken seal, that is within the seating area of a vehicle, or while being on any public street, alleyway, sidewalk, dirt road, park, drive, boulevard, or other public area in which a vehicle can travel or park.

This violation can be in a vehicle or on foot. Consuming any open bottle or container of any alcoholic beverage in Michigan is considered a misdemeanor by state law. It is common for younger individuals to make bad decisions, which can result in an individual being charged with a violation of Sec. 26-54, open intoxication.

What Are the Penalties for an Open Intoxication Offense in Michigan?

If you have been charged with a Sec. 26-54, you can be fined up to $300, as well as an obligation to perform community service and undergo substance abuse programs and screening. Depending on your case and the judge's decision, you may have a combination of fines and services.

In East Lansing, Michigan, this is only a misdemeanor; however, misdemeanors tend to stay on your record and have a tendency to limit possibilities in your education and career. As a young individual in East Lansing with a great deal of promise, take your future seriously.

Trust our Lansing Lawyers to Help You Obtain a Positive Outcome

Bahrie Law will provide the knowledge, experience, and guidance you need in your corner. We want to preserve your legal rights and keep your record clean. We are here to help protect your record and keep you on track to make the most of your life. Your legal rights need to be represented to the fullest. Let us lead the way in keeping your freedoms.

Contact us today for a free consultation. Call (800) 785-9924.


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