Recipient of numerous community accolades including #3 Happiest Workers in a Midsize City, Americas Best Places to Move, Best Run City in America, #1 Best Place to Live in America, 2013 City of the Year and #1 Best City to Build Personal Wealth, even in Plano, it is easy to make mistakes. World-class attractions and activities, sports events or just a night on the town may all include a drink or two. Plano and the entire Dallas-Ft Worth area are renowned for travel and tourism and offer a variety of locations to enjoy the company of friends for the day or the evening. While it not illegal to have a few drinks and take a stroll, too many drinks may lead to a charge of public intoxication.
Being convicted of public intoxication in Texas means proving that you presented a danger to yourself or others. A public intoxication charge or PI charge is a class C misdemeanor in Texas and is punishable by a fine of up to $500. While this may seem quite minor in terms of alcohol related citations, even something as “minor” as a PI charge can have far-reaching consequences as it will remain on your criminal record and open for others to see including future employers, schools or others.
Other Alcohol Related Citations
There are many additional alcohol related citations in addition to public intoxication in Texas. Other alcohol related citations include:
• DUI or DWI
• Minor in possession
• Minor in consumption
• Boating while intoxicated
The punishments and laws relating to these and other alcohol related charges may vary from state to state.
Public Intoxication Attorney Plano TX
Dorman Bell, LLP is a public intoxication attorney serving clients in Plano, Addison and throughout the Dallas-Ft Worth area. If you have been accused of public intoxication in Plano, it is important that you contact an attorney who understands your rights and the laws in Texas as soon as possible. For a case review, contact Dorman Bell, LLP at 214.736.7168 or fill out the form below.