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Aggravated assault - An intentional and unlawful threat against another person with a deadly weapon, or while in the commission of a felony, which creates a reasonable fear that violence or harm is imminent.

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Lawyer Regarding Open Container?

Open Container violations could lead to serious charges in the State of Florida. Anyone charged with an Open Container in Tampa should seek immediate counsel with a Tampa criminal defense lawyer.

What is Open Container Violation?

Florida defines violations of an open container as any container of alcoholic beverage that is immediately capable of being consumed from, or the seal of which has been broken. It is unlawful for anyone to possess an open container of alcoholic beverage or consume an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle. It is also unlawful to consume alcoholic beverages inside your vehicle while the vehicle is parked or stopped on street, highway, or alley. Exceptions apply in specific circumstances.

What are the penalties for driving with an open container?

An open container offense is considered a noncriminal, nonmoving traffic violation, which could result in misdemeanor charge. The penalty for this crime is a fine, which varies depending on if you were the driver or the passenger. If you are charged with driving under the influence in addition to an open container offense, you could face jail time, community service, a suspended driver's license and additional penalties.

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Should I Hire a Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Florida’s penalties for Driving with an open container can be severe and our Tampa criminal defense lawyers examine carefully every element of your case to provide you with the best possible defense at this difficult point in your life. Furthermore, defending open container charges requires the understanding of complex defenses which are unique to these types of cases. Contacting a criminal defense attorney early on ensures you’re not missing out from defenses that may not be available later on down the line.

All cases vary and the defenses for each are unique to thier situation. it would be near impossible to list all the potential defenses to aggravated assault and aggravated battery, however below are some of the more popular defenses:

  • Valid license to transport;
  • Driver holds a valid commercial driver’s license & and is operating a bus,
  • Passenger is in a self-contained motor home, over 21 feet in length.

Finding a open container Attorney In Tampa

If you have been charged with violation due to an open container and you're in need of legal help, contact a criminal defense lawyer at The Law Office of Mahmud Yennes. We will work hard on your case!

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