Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk? - 5/12/10 | TigerDroppings.com
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Hydro14
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Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?

Say I wanted to keep unused booze after a party, how would I legally get that home?


stonedbegonias
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
If the seal is broken D'ONT transport it.


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rondo
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
yes


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Chad504boy
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
FEDEX


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Steauxn
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
i think it has to be in the vehicle where the driver can access it to be considered.


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BayouBengal521
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
Don't get pulled over


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mtcheral
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
Put it in your car and drive home. You really worried about that shit?


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Lloyd Christmas
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
open container is like a speeding ticket, just take it home


rintintin
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
Is one half full beer that important to you?


LSUGUMBO
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
If you want to make it a legal closed container, put tape across the top of the cork/top in an X shape, then put a piece of tape around where the cork/top meets the bottle. That makes it a legally closed container.

My wife and I own a place where we sell wine by the bottle, and that's how the state responsible vendors told us to "recork" the bottles. Cork or screw cap makes no difference.


Duckie
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
Well, why would the police officer search your trunk? He would have no probable cause to unless you were drunk and had probably cause to search the car. If you're not drunk, have nothing in the main car, and he has no PC, then he can't search the trunk lawfully.

So, maybe you technically can't (i actually don't know. probably is state by state in the statutes), but it doesn't really matter.

Also, there's most likely some sort of exception to the general rule of open containers which allow for you not to be in violation if it's not within arm's reach, i.e., the trunk.
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deNYEd
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
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Is one half full beer that important to you?

for all you know its a sip out of a gallon of the good stuff


Duckie
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
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That makes it a legally closed container

Again, that probably changes state to state.

I suggest looking up the criminal statutes or open container laws where you live to find the answer.
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rintintin
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
oh, I usually correspond booze with beer.


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Boudreaux35
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
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Well, why would the police officer search your trunk? He would have no probable cause to unless you were drunk and had probably cause to search the car. If you're not drunk, have nothing in the main car, and he has no PC, then he can't search the trunk lawfully.


This might be the law, but I was pulled over in St. James Parish when a sherrif noticed my expired inspection sticker. He first asked if I had any firearms in my vehicle, which I did not and then asked if he could look around. I had no reason to say no, but just what would have happend if I had accidentally had an old empty bottle under the seat? Did he have cause to search and find? No, but he found.....Now the legal process ($$$) has to take place to remove the charge, right?


jthib07
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
i'm sure you'll be ok as long as you dont have any dead bodies or cocaine in there


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LSUGUMBO
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
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Again, that probably changes state to state.


True. What I said above is the state laws for Louisiana.


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Duckie
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
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This might be the law, but I was pulled over in St. James Parish when a sherrif noticed my expired inspection sticker. He first asked if I had any firearms in my vehicle, which I did not and then asked if he could look around. I had no reason to say no, but just what would have happend if I had accidentally had an old empty bottle under the seat? Did he have cause to search and find? No, but he found.....Now the legal process ($$$) has to take place to remove the charge, right?


Wait, so you allowed him to search? If so, he found the empty container? I guess I'm not following you.

If you didn't allow him to search and he looked in your vehicle and saw the container in plain view, then he could go in a "reasonably" search the vehicle.


GermanKnucklecakes
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
Image: http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l0e1b2zSnQ1qzgesqo1_500.jpg


just to make sure you know you're retarded in BOTH threads...


arrakis
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re: Is it legal to transport an open container in the trunk?
(Posted on 5/12/10 at 10:49 a.m.)
(Posted on 5/12/10 at 10:32 a.m.)

You start identical threads 17 minutes apart....

Awesome
This post was edited on 5/12 at 10:55 am


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