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How To Fight A Public Intoxication Charge

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you may think that you can be as drunk

as you want as long as you're not

driving after all if you're not getting

behind the wheel what's the problem

not so fast California has a law on the

books Penal Code section 647 F which

provides that it's illegal to be in a

public place where you're so intoxicated

after consuming alcohol drugs or a

combination of the two that you are a

danger to yourself or others sadly as a

criminal defense lawyer I've seen police

use their power to arrest people for

this charge merely because somebody has

failed the attitude test by exercising

their right to speak which police

sometimes interpret as not showing them

the respect they believe they are due if

someone is arrested for public

intoxication they can be subjected to

the embarrassment and danger of being