Public Intoxication公共の場での飲酒

Public Intoxication公共の場における飲酒

P.C. 647(f)は通常軽犯罪(Misdemeanor)として起訴されますが、単独で起訴された場合、法廷では違反カレンダーで扱われることが多くあります。酔った状態で歩道上または地下鉄駅構内で眠っている場合が多いです。車の運転をしているわけではないので、AAクラス(Alcoholics Anonymous Class)を受ける代わりに不起訴とする交渉を、弁護士は検察官や裁判官と司法取引することができます。ですので、弁護士に相談する前に、有罪を認めたり(Plea Guilty)しないことは重要です。

Public Intoxication Penalties


Public intoxication is an offense that is punishable by up to 6 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1000.

As a misdemeanor, you can be put on probation for up to 3 years.

If you are convicted 3 times within 1 year, you must serve a minimum of 90 days in county jail, or attend a rehabilitation program for 60 days.


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Public Intoxication Defenses


P.C. 647(f) requires that the offense occurred in a public place, and that the defendant was willfully under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. Thus, if you are on the premises of a hotel or other private property, you are not considered to be “in public.” Likewise, if someone spiked your drink, and you ended up on the ground obstructing a walkway, the “willful” component would be missing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Public Intoxication show up on my criminal record?

Yes. Like any misdemeanor, Public Intoxication will result in a criminal record.

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