Colorado Open Container Laws
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In Colorado, drivers are not allowed to transport open containers of alcohol or marijuana in their vehicles. An open container is defined as a previously opened bottle, can, or jar, and it cannot be forward of the trunk area of your vehicle.
If you have been charged with an open container violation, drug offense, or DUID, The Orr Law Firm is prepared to protect your rights and future. With decades of experience, our Denver criminal defense attorneys know the state laws and will fight tirelessly for you.
Open Container Penalties
Consuming alcoholic beverage or marijuana, as well as possessing an open alcoholic beverage or marijuana container while seated in the passenger area of a motor vehicle that is on a public highway is considered a class A traffic infraction. A class A traffic infraction is punishable by a fine; however, the consequences are much more serious if the driver is charged with a DUI as well. It is important to understand that this offense can be applied to both the driver and passenger.
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Operating a vehicle with open containers is not worth the trouble. It is wise to keep any previously open containers of alcohol safely locked in the truck during transport. But if you find yourself facing serious charges, our Denver criminal defense lawyer can review your case and determine all of your legal options in order to get the results you want.
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