Public Intoxication Laws in Dallas Texas
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Public Intoxication Laws in Dallas Texas

Posted On - March 7th, 2011 | By Tim Clancy | Category - Criminal Defense

The offense of public intoxication is an unusual one in Texas. If you have been charged with public intoxication, you probably have more questions than you have answers. Only an attorney with the knowledge, skills and experience that comes with 40 years of representing people in Texas can begin to help you answer them.

What is It?

In Texas, an individual is arrested for the offense of public intoxication if he or she appears in a public place while intoxicated to such a degree that the person may present a danger to himself or others. Public Intoxication is punishable in Texas as a Class C Misdemeanor. While that sounds relatively harmless, a charge of public intoxication may result in an arrest, a night in jail, a conviction, and a maximum fine of $500. The effect of a conviction on your employment and financial opportunities could be even more serious.

While people are routinely charged with public intoxication in the areas immediately outside bars, restaurants and sporting events, the prosecutors have some difficulty convicting people of the charge when it is challenged at trial by an experienced criminal trial attorney.

Let Us Help You

If you have been charged with public intoxication, you are facing the problems associated with the stigma of a conviction, the possibility of jail time and heavy fines and the future limitations a conviction can place on you. At Clancy & Clancy, we have the experience and training to guide through a successful defense, and we can help you avoid the harshest penalties, the heaviest fines and the other consequences that can come from a conviction on a public intoxication charge. We will answer all your questions clearly and objectively and provide straightforward legal analysis. Call Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Clancy & Clancy at (214) 550-5771 or email us to schedule a consultation.