If you were arrested for driving while intoxicated in Galveston, and you were accused of being in possession of an open alcoholic container, you may face additional charges or “enhancements”.
If police officers find any form of storage container(s) for alcoholic beverages that has been opened, like a beer bottle for example, there’s a strong chance you’ll face stiffer charges.
Arrested in Galveston for DWI on the basis of an open bottle?
Call Tad Nelson at 409-797-6006 Immediately!
Texas Open Container Law
Open alcoholic container laws in Texas are defined as follows:
- “Knowingly” being in possession of a container that contains any amount alcohol
- “Knowingly” being in in possession of alcoholic container that was open or has a broken seal
Special Note: Points above apply if the container is located in the passenger area of the vehicle, the vehicle is on a public highway, if the vehicle is stopped, parked, or in operation.
Open Container Defense for Galveston County Cases
If you’ve been arrested for DWI, with the added component of the presence of an open alcoholic container, you’ll need to talk with an experienced professional like Galveston DWI lawyer Tad Nelson. We have vast experience fighting open container and other DWI cases and have earned our reputation as being among the premier DWI defense lawyers in southeast Texas.
We’re Trained to Fight DWI & Open Container Charges
The criminal defense attorneys on our staff are trained and highly experienced in litigating criminal cases involving simple first offense misdemeanor DWIs, on up to complex felony DWIs in addition to intoxication manslaughter cases.
Our clients enjoy representation by a Galveston legal team that undergoes cutting edge skill enhancing training on a regular basis. We at The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates are dedicated to offering the best DWI defense possible for our friends and neighbors who have been accused of drunk driving in the Galveston County area.
Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock are both certified instructors of the Gas Chromatography Course, ACS/CHAL Lawyer-Scientists, members of the National College of DUI Defense, and hold a number of other accolades and credentials as well. Tad is also Board Certified® in Criminal Law (Texas Board of Legal Specialization), a distinction that has been earned by a small percentage of lawyers in Texas.
A Reputation for Excellence
Our Galveston DWI defense team has earned a reputation for putting forth the maximum effort to beat DWI charges in court, or to have the criminal charges reduced in severity.
We Will Fight For Your Texas Driver License
Even when it comes to saving your Texas Driver License you can expect The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates to remain on your side throughout all criminal hearings with the goal of either saving your Texas Driver License, or seeing to it that you are granted an occupational license by the court.
Need Help Fighting Prosecution in Galveston County?
Call Tad Nelson & Amber Spurlock at 409-797-6006!