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A friend who is 21 was given a citation for having an open container of beer on the street bout 3 days ago. He lives in pa. What is the protocol and punishments?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Delaware

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No

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Just that this person has an exemplary record

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This person has no prior record and was not intoxicated.
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Criminal Lawyer: Nisha Jones, Esq., Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry for the delay, I was away from the site.

The state of Delaware has rather liberal laws when it comes alcohol and open containers, both in the street and in vehicles.

However, the possession of an open container of beer is the exception.

The good news is that this is not a criminal matter, just a citation for which a fine will need to be paid.

The fine can range anywhere between $25 - $100.

I hope that helps!

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