In Fairfax County, are passengers in a vehicle allowed to drink alcohol? ("Drinking and Riding")

Under Virginia State Law, yes, but we don't recommend it.   

Such passengers may be accused of violating local ordinances involving public consumption.  Further, the cops will usually roust the driver even if he or she is not drinking, once they smell any alcohol.    Since cops in Virginia, including Fairfax County, can't always tell an intoxicated person from a sober one, this creates a troubling situation.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to get the best possible result for each client, while including the client in the decision-making process along the way.  Every case is different, so we strive to gain detailed knowledge of the special facts and then find all of the relevant law to help get the best result either at trial or by negotiation.

Areas We Serve

Our Office is located at Fairfax Courthouse.   The Courthouse and Jail are right outside my window and you can’t park any closer than our office.  We focus on defense of DUI, traffic, and other misdemeanor and drug charges.

McGlone Law Firm, Fairfax Freedom Fighters
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