California Penal Code 647(f) Defenses to Drunk in Public

14 March 2012

Orange County Public Intoxication Attorney

If you’re facing a public intoxication charge, there are many things to consider.  What I see most often is that people are unwilling to fight the charges.  They assume being drunk and being in public is enough for a conviction.

The police will make an arrest knowing most cases are not challenged despite the officer not having enough evidence to obtain a conviction.

It is important to know the elements of a public intoxication crime and how to fight it.  The key element is whether you were a risk to the safety of yourself or others.  There are many ways to combat the allegations like having witnesses, surveillance cameras, and one’s own recollection.

A public intoxication conviction is a misdemeanor on your criminal record that can result in fines and fees, probation, and many other punishments.

If you were arrested for drunk in public, call the Law Offices of Nam Q. Doan | OC Legal Defense today at (714)248-DOAN(3626). I can represent you in court and implement the best defense strategy to your case.   For more information, visit and read the Public Intoxication section.