Portland Open Container Attorneys

Wise Laws Help Fight Open Container Charges Across Portland

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Have you been charged with violating Portland 's open alcohol container law? Wise Laws affiliated open container lawyers represent clients throughout Portland in defending against open container charges.

It is unlawful in Portland OR for the driver or passengers to have an "open container" of any alcohol in the car. This applies to open empty containers of alcoholic beverages, or open containers with alcoholic beverages in them.

Open container is a misdemeanor, usually punished by a fine. In a vehicle with multiple occupants in which no one will take the blame, the officer will often cite the person who is closest to the container.

Can you hold an alcoholic beverage in a plastic beer cup while walking along the street? It really depends on the open container laws in your Portland Oregon, for example Las Vegas, you can but other cities you cannot.

Portland OR Open container laws provide a number of objectives. Most particularly, open container laws mean to:

  • To maintain a respectable quality of life and to keep people from being drunk in public, which equates to less rowdy behavior
  • Preventing Portland car accidents
  • Giving Portland funding for transportation


What are Open Container Laws?

A Portland open container law constrains where people can consume alcohol in public. Exactly what a public place is depends on the specific Portland.

  • Portland Sidewalks
  • Portland Inside a car
  • Front steps entrance of a Portland building
  • Portland Schools
  • Inside a Portland Oregon parking lot

Wise Laws deals with many student cases, which may be charged with additional offenses such as minor in possession, or underage consumption. Portland College students may be subject to suspension or expulsion for Portland OR alcohol offenses that violate school policies when it comes to open container laws.

If you have been cited for open container in Portland, CALL Wise Laws ASAP 800-270-8184 or fill out our CONTACT FORM, our affiliated attorneys are well versed in open alcohol container law. Wise Laws will protect your rights and work hard to get the Portland Oregon charges dismissed or reduced, and to ensure the offense has the minimal impact on your life.