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What Is Public Intoxication?

What Is Public Intoxication?

- RJ, Texas


A person commits the offense of public intoxication is if the person appears in a public place while intoxicated to the extent that he may be a danger to himself or others.
Danger can be very broadly interpreted. For instance, if you could get robbed, then you are a danger to yourself.

If you could stumble in traffic, you are a danger to yourself. Public intoxication is a class “C” misdemeanor punishable by fine only. However, if someone has been convicted multiple times within a year, then the offense is a class “B” misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in the county jail.

If you need the advice of a Criminal Attorney in Austin, then give me a call. I’ll answer your questions for free – and if I can help you, I will.

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