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    Virginia Public Intoxication Lawyers

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      Virginia Public Intoxication Lawyers

      Virginia Public Intoxication Lawyers

      Do You Need Legal Help?

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        Whether you have been charged with a Criminal Offense, Serious Criminal Traffic Offense, or have been injured in an Accident that was not your fault, our First-Class Attorneys are not going to let you become a victim! With over 30 years of experience, we will fight back, with you and for you, to get the results you deserve.

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        Virginia Public Intoxication Lawyers

        If you’ve been arrested for public intoxication, it’s because an officer saw you out in public drunk and you ended up in a bad spot because of it. We understand that you might be feeling afraid of what will happen to you now that you have this charge against you, but our Virginia public intoxication lawyers want to help you through your case. Call today to set up a confidential consultation with us.

        What Does it Mean to Be Intoxicated?

        Public intoxication is simply being drunk out in public. As per Virginia law, it makes no difference the way you categorize that. It also says that it is against the law if you were to curse or swear profusely in public. A small mistake like this could end up resulting in you with a class for misdemeanor charge for public intoxication and the penalty for this is both a permanent record as well as a fine of up to $250. It’s not just a crime to be publicly drunk but also publicly intoxicated from other types of substances and drugs. If you are facing this type of charge, it’s best to get in contact with our Virginia public intoxication lawyers today.

        In order for you to receive a charge for public intoxication or being drunk in public an officer has to be able to identify visibly that you are under the influence or intoxicated. They look for an inability to walk in a straight line, speech being slurred, your muscle movement impairment and other types of indicators that you might be drunk or under the influence of drugs. Virginia law says that if you have enough alcohol in your system So that it changes the way that you act or talk or move then you could be considered intoxicated.

        Sometimes it’s enough of an indicator of your breath or the smell on you to determine whether or not you could be considered legally intoxicated; however, they will be looking at the physical indicators as well to see if you have, for instance, glassy eyes or bloodshot eyes, or if you can’t talk to them without slurring or you appear to be very confused and have an unsteady walk.

        Furthermore, a police officer might ask for a breath test. That’s not entirely uncommon for them to ensure whether or not you are intoxicated. They can perform a blood alcohol content test on you to determine what your alcohol level is and that will be a way for them to physically prove you are a public intoxication. When you face these charges especially if they have a blood test against you we hope that you reach out to our Virginia public intoxication lawyers as soon as you possibly can.

        What Does it Mean to Be Publicly Intoxicated?

        According to the Virginia code for public intoxication, there is no definitive definition of what being in public means. There are court examples that help us figure out what it means to be in public. Public might mean that you are in a space that the community is visible in and can see you. Sometimes public intoxication cases happen because someone was outside of their own house or on their own porch where people on the streets can see them. There have even been instances of public intoxication case against people in a car or a parking lot outside of a bar or club.

        Public Intoxication Lawyers

        We often get asked a lot whether or not a public intoxication charge is something to take very seriously. People want to know if this is a serious crime. The Virginia law classifies being drunk in public as class for misdemeanors and you end up paying up to $250. You won’t spend any time in jail unless public intoxication is it attached to another type of crime like assault. Often when you get charged with public intoxication you can pay this without having to go to court or see a judge.

        If you wanted to pre-pay your charge and plead guilty, it will be on your permanent record that you admitted to being guilty of a criminal offense and your criminal record will forever say that you were guilty of a class for a misdemeanor. When you have Virginia public intoxication lawyers helping you after you get this charge you are reducing your chances of being left with a permanent marker of a stupid mistake that you made in your past. You will always have to tell your employers that you have a criminal record and it will probably appear on any college admission. It will likely hurt your reputation in the future.

        If you are searching to get your charge dropped and dismissed we hope that you reach out to our office as soon as you possibly can to set up your first confidential consultation with us to learn more about what to expect and how we can help you.

        Defense Against These Charges

        In almost every first consultation we do with a potential client, we get asked how we plan to defend these charges. We understand that for someone who has never gone through this before it can be very confusing but because we handle these types of cases on a daily basis we are very familiar with the process. We can set up your case so that we have a valid defense for you. We can assert that there was no way that you could’ve been proven to be legally intoxicated and we can also fight the meaning of what it meant for you to have been in public at the time of your charge. Furthermore, we can argue against the breath tests about whether or not they are admissible.

        We can negotiate with the prosecution about dismissing your charges if they can agree to community service hours or are you going to an alcohol assessment course. Usually we can get these types of cases dropped if we assert our defense properly. You will be able to go forward in your life without the fear of having a permanent marker of discharge against you if we successfully handle your case.

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        Drunkenly Trespassing

        We have seen a number of trespassing cases that are also linked to public intoxication charges. Sometimes when you’ve had something to drink you end up someplace other than your home acting a particular type of Disruptive way and you get hit with criminal charges for it whether you believe that you’re guilty of them or not the consequences can follow you. There are a lot of arrests that happen for what is considered to be second-degree trespassing along with public intoxication.

        Because of the duality of these charges it will be more complicated to create an argument for you, but we have a lot of experience as this is not an uncommon situation for people to find themselves in. Typically if there is no property damage done it can be a fairly straightforward case. Police officers often overcharge people which makes it easier for us to assert your case and avoid the penalties of a possible conviction.

        It does get harder for us to create a defense for you if there was added charges of property damage or further crimes that happened on someone else’s property. We understand that sometimes you are on a walk and you end up on someone’s property without even realizing it. If for instance you went for a hike with friends and there were a couple beers involved and you ended up on private property you could be hit with these charges for trespassing as well as public intoxication if the arresting officer suspected that you guys were drunk. It is simple and innocent mistakes like that that leads people to fear for the future. A conviction means that you have a permanent criminal record that shows every employer and every college that you made a mistake forever.

        When you are selecting your Virginia public intoxication lawyers it’s very important that you pick someone who has a track record of success handling these types of cases. Not only do we know how to defend public intoxication charges, but we are also familiar with public intoxication charges that are linked to trespassing charges and we want to be able to provide you with the same help we’ve offered other people in the past. Get in touch right away.

        Call Our Virginia Public Intoxication Lawyers Today 

        If you are facing a public intoxication charge or a drunkenly trespassing charge against you we hope that you reach out to our office right away. We don’t want you to end up with a permanent criminal record or have to pay the fines for something that you believe you aren’t guilty of. At the very least, sit down with our Virginia public intoxication lawyers for a confidential consultation to get advice that can safeguard your future so that you won’t have this hanging over your head everywhere you go. We have handled countless cases like this successfully before and want to provide you with the same representation. Don’t plead guilty without first talking to us. Call today and set up your first consultation.

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