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Public Intoxication

Public Intoxication Defense Lawyers in Tuscaloosa

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Public intoxication, also known as public drunkenness, can be a crime in Alabama under certain conditions. This is an offense that often occurs on college campuses or in public places such as bars, restaurants, sports arenas, and other venues where alcohol consumption occurs. Merely being intoxicated in public is not a criminal offense. However, intoxication involving certain forms of misconduct can lead to an arrest.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for public intoxication in Tuscaloosa or the surrounding counties, we recommend that you bring your case to The Glasscox Law Firm LLC. Let us evaluate the facts and circumstances of the arrest and take the necessary legal steps to create a strong defense aimed at minimizing the effects of a conviction. Our legal team has a strong track record of success in defending clients of this and all criminal charges.

Arrested for public intoxication? Call The Glasscox Law Firm LLC at (205) 509-5547. Your initial consultation is free.

Alabama Law on Public Intoxication

Alabama law describes public intoxication as being in a public area while intoxicated by alcohol and/or drugs and:

  • Endangering themselves, others, or property through their actions; or
  • Annoying others with boisterous or offensive conduct

This offense is categorized as a violation as opposed to a misdemeanor. It can result in a jail sentence of up to 30 days and a fine of up to $200.

Defenses for public intoxication can be identified by conducting a proper investigation and following legal steps. These defenses could include evidence or testimony that you did not endanger or annoy anyone, that you were not in a public location, were not obnoxious to anyone, exhibited no loud behavior, or that you did not intend to violate the law or create a scene. Another defense may be that the effects of your intoxication may have come from the legitimate use of a medical prescription, resulting in not optimal, but hardly criminal, behavior.

While public intoxication is not a major or serious offense, to avoid jail time and the stress of any criminal procedure, take advantage of the skills of our well-respected defenders.

Talk to a Tuscaloosa public intoxication defense attorney by calling (205) 509-5547 or filling out an online contact form.

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