Under Pennsylvania open container law, possession of an open container of alcohol while on the roadway is considered illegal. Both driver and passenger caught violating this law may be cited for violations.
The penalties under the DUI law of Pennsylvania relate to the monetary fees that an offender is required to pay. Moreover, the cost of these court fees depends on any pre-existing DUI offenses and the blood alcohol content level of a person during the time of the arrest.
Most people ask this question out of concern for what the offense may mean when it comes to acquiring or keeping a job. With that, you must understand that how a charge impacts your record generally falls into four categories.
The short answer, in many instances, is probably not. The long answer as you might expect, is it depends. It depends on the county in which you were charged because in most instances the more rural the county the more likely the Commonwealth is to be seeking a penalty of incarceration.