Caught Drunk in Public?
Fight Your Charges!
Under California penal Code Statute 647(f) people who are intoxicated in a public place and unable to care for their own safety or the safety of others can be arrested for "disorderly conduct". Additionally anyone who obstructs or prevents the free use of any public way, sidewalk or street can be arrested for disorderly conduct. This means if you sit down on the steps outside your apartment house and fall asleep thus obstructing access to the apartment house or use of the sidewalk, you can be arrested for "public intoxication". Being charged with drunk in public may not seem to be a serious offense, but the consequences can have a very negative impact on your life. You will need the assistance of an experienced attorney at our firm to avoid the consequences of a conviction.
Effective Defense - Proven to Work!
Although public intoxication is a misdemeanor, it is a crime and carries the potential of up to six months in jail along with hefty fines, and other penalties. Such a conviction may affect your current employment and your future job prospects as well as professional licenses. A criminal defense lawyer at the law firm of
Okabe & Haushalter has a thorough understanding of the law concerning disorderly conduct and a passionate dedication to obtaining a successful outcome in every case. With years spent as prosecuting attorneys we are able to identify and exploit any weaknesses and flaws in the prosecution's case to benefit our client.
With your future in mind we work to get the charges against you dismissed or the penalties lessened. Through alternative sentencing, counseling, AA, or alcohol education may be substituted for jail time. You can depend upon an experienced criminal defense lawyer at our firm to give your case the individual attention you deserve.