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Getting an Open Container Ticket is BAD news! We highly recommend you give us a call!

Hiring an experienced open container lawyer to litigate on your behalf can save you money, keep you from getting points on your driving record, possibly save your drivers license and shorten your probation time. We offer free consultations and flat fee representation.

We will treat your case with the care, attention and diligence it deserves.




Open Container Ticket Defense Attorney Johns Creek GA

Please call (678) 895-6039 today for a free, no obligation consultation with an experienced Georgia open container violation attorney. We have experience handling Open Container violation and can help you keep your record clean.

Open Container Violation

Georgia Code 40-6-253 outlines the law regarding consumption of alcoholic beverages or possession of open containers of alcoholic beverage in the passenger area of an automobile. It should not come as a surprise that you cannot have an open container of alcohol in the car. If for example, you are a passenger in a vehicle and you are drinking a can of beer, you are in violation of the open container law. So basically the person with the open container is the one committing the offense.

What if you are driving your car with no passengers and there is an open bottle of whiskey in the back seat that your friend forgot to take home with him after you all attended a party the night before? In that instance, you can be charged with violating the open container law. What if you went out to dinner and ordered a bottle of wine, but could not finish it and now want to take it home with you in your car? Well, if the previously opened bottle is then sealed, you can take it with you in the car, as this is an exception to the Georgia open container law. In general, however, it is really important to make sure you never have open containers of alcohol in your vehicle.

  • A misdemeanor criminal offense on your record;
  • 2 points on your driving record if you were driving at the time of the offense;
  • A maximum fine of $1,000;
  • Increased insurance premiums for several years; and

Having a skilled and experienced Georgia Open Container Violation Attorney on your case will help you achieve a better result.

  • We help keep your driving record clean. We can negotiate with the prosecutor to amend your citation to a reduced or non-reporting violation. This will keep it off your driving record. In other instances, we may be able to identify defenses, mitigating circumstances or technical/procedural mistakes made by the citing officer, which could result in a dismissal of your charge.
  • We can save you money. If you simply pay your ticket and it goes on your record, your insurance company will use it against you by increasing your insurance premiums. Most likely, they will increase your premiums by thousands over dollars for several years. By keeping the ticket off your record, we will save you more money in the long run.
  • We can save you time: Whenever it is possible, we handle your Open Container case without you having to attend court to face the prosecutor and judge. However, depending on the court and the facts of your case, your appearance may necessary or beneficial; in that event, we can still save you time because due to procedural rules, courts typically hear attorney represented cases before hearing non-represented cases, thereby drastically decreasing the amount of time you spend in court.
  • We offer clear flat fee representation so you are never surprised by the legal fees we charge.
  • We are easy to get in touch with and pride ourselves on promptly returning phone calls and emails.

We have handled thousands of tickets all over Georgia and have a strong record of success since 2008. We welcome you to call us today at (678) 895-6039 to discuss your case.


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About Shank

Attorney Shashank (“Shank”) Anand graduated from the Georgia State University, College of Law. He has been practicing traffic ticket defense in Metro Atlanta since 2008 and has experience working in over 40 different courts in the state of Georgia.

The Anand Law Firm, LLC

11555 Medlock Bridge Road
Suite 100
Johns Creek, GA 30097

Office: (678) 895-6039