Don't Let An Open Container Charge Compromise Your Education

According to the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government Ordinances Controlling Open Containers, "It shall be unlawful for any person to have in his or her possession any alcoholic beverages in any open container while on the public streets, sidewalks, or rights of way or in any public or semipublic parking facility within Athens-Clarke County, Georgia."

This means if you are caught by police, walking around in a public area with an open container of alcohol, you may be arrested. If you are driving a car and a passenger in your car has an open bottle or a can of alcohol, you, as the driver, may also be arrested.

One Lapse In Judgment Can Result In Serious Criminal Consequences

As a college student, this can be devastating to your future. Any arrest or conviction on your record may result in you losing your financial aid, scholarships and being kicked out of school. Every time you fill out an application for a loan, a job or a place to live, you will have to admit to having a criminal record if the application requests this information. You cannot afford to risk this kind of damage to your life. You need an experienced criminal defense attorney with experience handling cases involving college student crimes.

Our team of attorneys at Teiger Law Center, P.C., can help you avoid the serious consequences that an arrest or conviction can bring. We offer aggressive legal representation and compassionate, attentive service. We care about what happens to you and want to help prevent a small mistake from possibly ruining the rest of your life. Tracy Teiger has nearly 30 years of experience defending clients against all types of criminal charges. He knows what is at stake and will fight to protect your rights.

Seeking Alternatives To Serious Penalties

Our goal is to keep the record of your arrest, a conviction of public intoxication or time in jail off of your record if possible. We seek to have the charges against you dropped. If that is not an option, we work with the prosecution to find alternative punitive measures that are rehabilitative such as community service or probation.

In addition to his work as an attorney, Tracy Teiger worked concurrently as a federal investigator. He understands how the "other side" of the law works and the impact a conviction can have on your life. Your future is wide open. Make sure you do everything you can to keep it that way.

Contact Our Alpharetta Attorney To Learn More About How We Can Help You

Reach out and give us a call at 678-374-7645, 800-780-2275 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. Our offices are located in Alpharetta and Cumming and we frequently represent clients across the Atlanta metro and north Georgia.