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nativelady

USA
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Posted - 04/17/2006 :  11:47:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit nativelady's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Open Container Law

The law defines "open alcoholic beverage container" as any bottle, can, or other receptacle that contains any amount of alcoholic beverage and: (1) is open or has a broken seal; or (2) the contents of which are partially removed.

The law prohibits anyone from consuming any alcoholic beverage, or possessing any open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle which is on the roadway or shoulder of any public highway. Only a person who consumes an alcoholic beverage or possesses an open alcoholic beverage container will be charged with an open container violation; however, a driver who is alone in a motor vehicle shall be deemed to be in possession of any open alcoholic beverage container. Anyone who violates this law is subject to a fine not to exceed $200.
First Offense
Possible jail time up to one year Fine of $300 minimum, up to $1,000 License suspension of up to one year 40 hours of community service, minimum mandatory $200 license reinstatement fee
Second Offense within Five Years of First Offense
Minimum mandatory 48 hours in jail, possible 90 days to one year
Fine of $600 minimum, up to $1,000
License suspension of three years
Minimum 30 days community service
$210 license reinstatement fee
A mandatory clinical evaluation and, if indicated, completion of a substance abuse
treatment program at the offender's expense

Third Offense within Five Years of Second Offense
Minimum mandatory 15 days jail time
Fine of $1,000 minimum, up to $5,000
License revocation for five years
Minimum mandatory 30 days community service
Violator's name, photo, and address published in local newspaper at violator's expense
Declared as habitual violator, the license plate for his/her vehicle will be seized by the sent to the court and forwarded
to the Department of Motor Vehicle Safety
Face a mandatory clinical
evaluation and, if indicated, completion of substance abuse treatment program at the offender's expense


GEORGIA GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF HIGHWAY SAFETY 2006

"Christianity is not a religion; it is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ."

Edited by - nativelady on 04/17/2006 11:48:33 AM

daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 04/17/2006 :  1:22:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
;) Yep and as Bruce would say.. " And that is how the cookie crumbles".

Thanks Lady.. I wasnt aware of the extent of that law.. I guess cause Ive never had to worry about it myself.. but that was educational and for those who carry alcohol or have it with them, now they can be aware..

:) Good job there.


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill


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ShadowMan

USA
4158 Posts

Posted - 04/20/2006 :  2:22:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit ShadowMan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
"or possessing any open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle."

Emphasis on the "in the passenger area". It's legal to carry alcohol in the trunk or outside of the passenger compartment for transport purposes after it's been opened.

Shadow

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coosa creek

USA
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Posted - 04/20/2006 :  4:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Boy, if you don't have a trunk, you are in trouble!![Automated by GetSmile]

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daughterofconfederate

USA
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Posted - 07/01/2006 :  12:26:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I heard today that Georgia does not require blood test for marriage license anymore?????


We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill


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