The offense of Public Intoxication is defined as follows:
(a) A Person commits an offense if the person appears in a public place while intoxicated to the degree that the person may endanger the person or another.
(a-1) For the purposes of this section, a premises licensed or permitted under the Alcoholic Beverage Code is a public place.
This offense is a Class C Misdemeanor, and the officer issuing the citation will most likely take you to jail. In addition to this jail time, the offense carries with it a fine of up to $500.
What Does This Mean
This offense applies to both alcohol and drugs. In addition, drugs include prescription medications and even over-the-counter medications. Like other alcohol related offenses, a charge of Public Intoxication is very serious and should be dealt with accordingly.
Having a conviction for this offense on your record can effect your entire life. It can become nearly impossible to find a good job or get into a good school. For these reasons, it is important that you find an attorney who will take the matter seriously and devote the time necessary to ensure that you are represented with the utmost competence.
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Our attorneys have years of experience in dealing with these types of offenses and offer a free consultation to discuss the matter. If action is taken promptly, it is likely we can work with the prosecution to have the offense kept off of your permanent record. Call us today.