My question involves criminal law for the state of: CALIFORNIA, LA
Alright, this is a little messy...
[please no preaching, whats done is done no need to share your thoughts...all i need is some advice and info. I am aware you do the crime you do the time, im aware this is results of very stupid decisions]
Okay, my sister [19 years old] received a ticket last night with her friend in her friends car with the code 41.27c which i found is a "Drinking in Public" violation. However on the ticket the cop wrote "open container in pass. seat vehicle" in the description sections, which to me is a much stronger penalty than a modest drinking in public, and not necessarily the right code/violation for her offense.
she currently has no license due to a DUI last september [first and only other offense]..lost her license for this year, a fine, classes etc. i know great right? uuugh
i know this looks horrible. but i guess my questions are:
what her fate in the court is going to be? [driving wise, fine? etc]
also...are we only dealing with the charges the code they wrote?[drinking in public which isnt even possession of alcohol]
...and the written part about it being open in a vehicle will go unacknowledged? im thinking she has an upper hand in that sense. i know the addition of vehicles with driving makes things a lot harsher.
anyways any help is appriciated. thanks.
hope it all makes sense.