The 2013 Phoenix Tequila Festival kick off this weekend downtown Phoenix at the US Airways Center, giving tequila lovers something to look forward to.  Even if you usually do not partake in tequila, with over a thousand different tequilas out there, you are sure to find one you like at this event….or two or three.  Get a group of friends together to taste some of the flavors this complex alcohol can offer, and if the shots are not up your alley, there is always a classic margarita.  Just remember, on your drive home, Arizona has made it illegal for you to have any open container of alcohol in the vehicle with you, even if you are not drinking it and are not drunk yourself.  If your pals decide to bring a to-go cup in the car with you, you are running the risk of being cited for open container of alcohol, which is a class 2 misdemeanor.

If you are charged with a Phoenix open container of alcohol, you are facing some serious consequences, including a maximum of 4 months in jail, $750 fine, 3 years probation and other fees.  Keep the open alcohol at the event and tell friends to dump any unfinished drinks before they catch a ride with you.  If you are charged with this crime, it is important to find a well-respected Phoenix open container of alcohol lawyer to handle your case and take a lot of the stress off your shoulders.  Arizona’s top Phoenix open container of alcohol lawyer Matthew Lopez has helped countless clients fight their criminal charges and resolve their case quickly and successfully.  The charge may seem minor, but it is still a misdemeanor, which stays on your record.  It will be something you have to explain to future employers and other opportunities going forward.

Do not take open container of alcohol charge lightly: contact Phoenix open container of alcohol lawyer Matthew Lopez Law today for a free no obligation consultation of your case: 602-980-1987.