Piggott, AR asked in Criminal Law for Arkansas

Q: My dad was charged with open container in Jonesboro, Arkansas

But he was the driver and the container was empty in the backseat and the cop did a breathalyzer and my dad scored a 0.0 so why did he still get charged?

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W. Whitfield Hyman
W. Whitfield Hyman
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Licensed in Arkansas

A: I just pulled the statute, if the container was truly empty then your dad might have a case for suing the police officer over this false charge.

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