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Drunk in Public

Walnut Creek Drunk in Public Attorney

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Being ‘drunk in public’ is generally observed as a petty offense. To commit this crime one of two things must occur: You must either be so drunk that you are unable to exercise care for your own safety or the safety of others or so drunk that you are blocking the street, sidewalk, or other public way.

If you have been accused of public intoxication, then the time to seek capable defense counsel is now. At Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation, Attorney Thomas Daly has handled hundreds of criminal cases and knows that it takes to protect the rights, interests, and futures of his clients both in and outside the courtroom.

Call (925) 208-4801 today to speak with a Walnut Creek drunk in public lawyer you can count on. We're ready to hear your story.

Penalties for Public Intoxication in CA

California's drunk in public offense is codified in Penal Code 647(f) PC and considered a misdemeanor offense. The maximum sentence for this crime is a $1000 fine and/or six months in county jail.

Generally, however, a sentence will be:

  • Informal probation
  • Fine and court fees
  • Community service
  • Required AA meetings
  • Restricted access to the place you were found to be drinking at

Having to serve jail time for this offense is fairly uncommon, especially for a first offense. Thomas Daly has lots of experience representing those charged with being drunk in public. There are a number of defenses to this charge and a number of ways to have the case dismissed.

Our firm is ready to help you assess those strategies for your case. Contact us to request a free case evaluation today.

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