Savannah Public Intoxication Lawyer
Have You Been Arrested for Public Drunkenness in Georgia?
Are you looking for an attorney to fight your public intoxication charges in Savannah? When you come to The Schneider Law Firm to defend your criminal charges, you have the advantage of having not one, but two former prosecutors on your team. Our criminal defense attorneys know state and federal laws inside and out, and we can defend minor misdemeanors such as public intoxication to federal crimes and violent felonies like murder.
What is Considered Public Intoxication in Georgia?
Under Section 16-11-41, someone could be arrested for public drunkenness when:
- A person appears intoxicated in any public place.
- He or she is intoxicated within the land surrounding a private residence that is not their own other than by invitation of the owner or lawful occupant.
- In these places, he or she is boisterous, loud, or uses vulgar or profane language.
What are the Penalties for Public Intoxication in Georgia?
A public intoxication charge in Georgia can warrant up to $1,000 in fines and up to a year in jail, or both.
Is Public Intoxication a Misdemeanor in Georgia?
Yes. If a person is intoxicated in a public place such as a bar, nightclub, or while walking home from a bar on a public street, or at a restaurant or hotel, or on someone else's property while uninvited, or anywhere else in public, and he or she is loud, or uses profanity, they can be arrested and charged with public drunkenness – a misdemeanor offense.
Can a Public Intoxication Charge be Dropped?
At The Schneider Law Firm, we have kept people out of jail, and we have been able to get our clients' charges dropped or dismissed on many occasions. When you're looking for someone to defend your public drunkenness charges, you're going to want someone who is respected by local prosecutors, and who knows how to challenge every aspect of a public intoxication case. If you're facing jail time, fines, and a criminal record, we urge you to contact a Savannah public intoxication lawyer.
Contact a Savannah Public Intoxication Lawyer Today!
While public drunkenness or public intoxication is a misdemeanor, a conviction of such an offense may incur jail time, fines, and a permanent criminal record. When facing the possibility of a criminal conviction, you want to do everything you can to avoid building a criminal history, no matter how minor the offense. If you are facing criminal charges, we urge you to contact The Schneider Law Firm at once to find out what strategies we would employ to defend your case!
Call (912) 385-0854 to set up a consultation.