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Drunk in Public Charges

Posted by Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP | Jun 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Under California Penal Code §647(f)(2012), an individual may be arrested for being drunk in public if the arresting officer believes that they are unable to exercise caution for both themselves and those around them, and if their impairment causes obstructions to those around them, such as the prevention of using a sidewalk. If convicted, you may face fines and probation and possibly even time in jail. One of the first steps you should take is to contact a attorney.

Criminal Defense for Drunk in Public Arrests and Charges

A defendant may face charges for being drunk in public in specific circumstances, namely if his or her intoxication threatens the safety of others or interferes with or prevents others from using public ways such as sidewalks or streets. A person under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs may face drunk in public charges of this kind.

Challenging public intoxication charges requires skill and resources, and at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP we have these in spades. Some of the issues we may bring up when building a defense for a client facing these charges may include:

  • Lack of probable cause
  • An unlawful arrest
  • Insufficient evidence of intoxication
  • A location that was not actually public

Since 1987, our attorneys have been protecting the constitutional rights and liberty of defendants, suspects and arrestees throughout the greater LA area. We understand how Los Angeles law enforcement officers and prosecutors work and how to challenge criminal charges, specifically those related to DUI(driving under the influence) and related offenses such as public intoxication. If you are dealing with drunk in public charges and wish to secure competent legal counsel before it is too late, please feel free to call our offices at your earliest convenience for a confidential consultation. A skilled attorney can answer your questions and address your concerns.

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