While both DWI and possessing an open container of alcohol in the passenger compartment of a car are illegal in New Jersey, it should be noted that they are separate charges and events.
The fact that there was an open bottle of something in the car may not imply that you were drinking it, and effective legal counsel can make the proper arguments to keep the matters separate.
It is entirely possible to beat the DWI charge, even if you end up paying a fine for the open container.
Your odds of beating a DWI in New Jersey always depend only on the facts of your case – and the strength of your defense team.
Call attorney Matthew Reisig today at 732-625-9660 for experienced DWI defense in every county.