Public intoxication charges frequently occur outside of bars and restaurants, however with the proper defense attorney, the State usually has a hard time convicting people of public intoxication charges. With a Public Intoxication charge, the state must prove that you were intoxicated to the point that you were an immediate danger to others or yourself.
Under Texas Law, a person commits the offense of public intoxication if he or she appears in a public place while intoxicated to the degree that the person may be a danger to one’s self or others. (See Texas Penal Code section 49.02). Public Intoxication in Texas is punishable as a Class C Misdemeanor.
A Public Intoxication charge punishable by a fine up to $500.00 and can result in additional penalties.
The simplest way to handle your Public Intoxication charge is to pay the fine directly to the court, which will automatically enter a guilty plea and place conviction on your record. Having this charge on your criminal record can negatively affect you in future school and/or employment opportunities as well as apartment rental opportunities. We can help you avoid this.
For a flat fee of $350.00 we can handle your Public Intoxication charge in San Antonio Court. This covers all costs including your fine, court fees, and attorney fees. There are no hidden fees or additional costs. We are able to do this by negotiating the terms of payment with the court. In most cases we can keep the charge from appearing as a permanent conviction on your record. This is usually accomplished by dismissal or deferred adjudication. With a deferred adjudication, there will not be a final conviction on your record as long as you comply with the terms and conditions of the court. If you have been charged with multiple offenses, your options may differ.
A trip to the courthouse can often exceed three hours with delays in obtaining paperwork, meeting with a prosecutor or judge, and then paying the fine. Instead of taking time off from work, school or your busy schedule, let us take care of your Public Intoxication charge for you.
Attorney Ronald Ramos is experienced in fighting public intoxication charges for his clients, and will do everything necessary to help you avoid court and protect your record.