My question involves criminal law for the state of: New York
I got a ticket today at 3:03 pm ET for 10-125 sub (b) violation or the "open container" misdemeanor. I realize it is simply a misdemeanor, but the officers graciously only wrote me one ticket (the 10-125 sub b); the issue is that I am 18. Many others have said "It's just like a parking ticket." Do employers look into these matters deeply? Or is it as simple as similarly,a teenager running a stop sign? Would it be advisable to show up to court and dispute the case? However, the only issue with that is since I am 18, the judge may become suspicious that an "Underage Possession of Alcohol" ticket was not written. Any help is greatly appreciated.