Open Container Laws

California Vehicle Code Sections 23220, 23221, 23222, 23225

California also makes it unlawful for drivers and passengers to consume, possess, or store opened alcoholic beverages in their vehicle, either while driving or while in the car.

It is not unlawful to carry alcohol in a way that is inaccessible to both the driver and passengers of the car, like in the trunk of your car. It is a separate offense to keep alcohol in the passenger compartment of your car, so this should never be used a storage area.

These charges do not apply to campers or vehicles otherwise used as living quarters.

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