An open container has typically referred to any receptacle that has been opened that may have contained alcohol in it. Since the passage of Proposition 64, the laws have been amended to also include marijuana. Therefore, an open container now means any open receptacle that has had either an alcohol or marijuana product in it.
Getting pulled over with an open container may also mean that you’re facing DUI charges. Peace officers frequently see open containers as evidence that you may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, even if you otherwise show no signs of impairment. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI or an open container violation, call (310) 862-0199 to schedule your free case evaluation with a leading DUI lawyer.
CA Vehicle Code 23222
California Vehicle Code 23222 codifies the specifics of what…