What are the Texas Open Container Laws?

Nearly every Texan has heard of, and knows a bit about, Texas’s “Open Container” laws. Below we will take a look at the Open Container laws and discuss some potential penalties.

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The “Open Container” Law

Section 49.031(b) of the Texas Penal Code codifies the charge of “Possession of Alcoholic Beverages in a Motor Vehicle.” This is Texas’s Open Container law. Read more

Texas ALR Hearings for Drunk Driving

Most Texans do not realize that if you refuse to take a breath or blood alcohol test in Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety (“DPS”) can automatically revoke your driver’s license.

If you refused a test and were arrested for a DWI, you typically find yourself facing two separate cases: the criminal DWI case the State is bringing and the Administrative License Revocation (ALR) case brought brought by the DPS.

What happens at an ALR Hearing in Dallas, Texas?

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