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Understanding Georgia's Public Drunkenness Laws

Believe it or not, being intoxicated in public can result in criminal charges-even if you aren't behind the wheel of a car. In a college town, such as Athens, public intoxication occurs on a regular basis; however, a conviction for this crime can result in a criminal record that haunts you for life.

Speak with a knowledgeable Athens criminal defense attorney to start building a defense strategy. Contact us at (706) 705-5122 today.

Public Intoxication Charges

Often, public intoxication falls into the same category as disturbing the peace or disorderly conduct. If you are caught being loud, profane or vulgar in public property (or even someone's private property, if you are there without permission), you can be arrested for public intoxication. Other actions that could result in this charge include being partially or completely nude or urinating in public.

Public intoxication is a misdemeanor. The penalties for a conviction could include up to one year in jail and fines up to $1,000. In addition, the conviction will be reported on your criminal record, where it can be accessed by potential employers or colleges.

How to Fight a Public Intoxication Charge

While public intoxication is a relatively minor crime, it may be worth fighting it to keep the conviction of a misdemeanor off your record. There are a number of potential defenses that can be used against your charge. For example, your attorney may argue that you were not actually drunk or that you weren't acting in a boisterous or profane manner.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Athens public intoxication defense attorney Lee Webb has helped a number of clients fight their public intoxication charges.

Schedule a free consultation to learn how our firm can help you by calling (706) 705-5122.

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  • We understand both the procedure of drug & alcohol tests, and the science behind them

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