Open intoxicants in Michigan is defined as a person who is an operator or occupant that is transporting or possessing alcoholic liquor in a container that is open or uncapped or upon which the seal is broken within the passenger area (readily available) of a vehicle on a highway or an area designated for the parking of vehicles.
Misdemeanor – up to a $100.00 fine and the court may order you to perform community service and undergo substance abuse screening at your own expense and points may be added to the offender’s driving record.
First offense – No action taken against driver’s license
Second offense – Driver’s license is suspended for 30 days followed by restrictions for 60 days
Third offense – Driver’s license is suspended for 60 days followed by restrictions for 305 days
If you have been charged with open intoxicant contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced defense attorney.