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Drunk in Public/Public Intoxication (Penal Code Section 647(f))

This is a crime that is very commonly charged under Penal Code Section 647(f). One can be charged with this crime if while in a public place, they are found to be under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drugs or controlled substance and are in a condition that he or she is unable to exercise care for their own safety or the safety of others, or as a result of the intoxication they interfere with, obstruct or prevent the free use of any street, sidewalk or other public way.

There is no blood alcohol level that determines whether someone is too intoxicated to be in public, therefore while this crime is so commonly charged, a skilled attorney can investigate your case and bring up certain defenses on your behalf that may help you in your case.

If you have been charged with Drunk in Public or Public Intoxication, or any other criminal matter in Orange County, Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Ali Komaili.