DISORDERLY CONDUCT, PUBLIC INTOXICATION, & RESISTING ARREST
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Convictions Regarding Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, & Resisting Arrest
Laws concerning public intoxication vary nationwide. Although some states do not have laws against it and others perceive public intoxication as a medical condition remedied through non-punitive measures, some interpret a person who is drunk and disorderly as one who is disturbing the peace and thus, harming society. Consequently, laws in these states classify the act as a misdemeanor crime, punishable by fines, jail time, probation, and/or community service.
Resisting arrest, also referred to as obstruction in some states, is best described as preventing a member of law enforcement from lawfully detaining oneself and/or another. Depending on the severity, it can be deemed a misdemeanor or felony offense. Being charged with a crime can be a frightful and arduous experience.
If you or a loved one are charged with disorderly conduct, public intoxication, or resisting arrest, contact us. We have experienced lawyers well versed in state, and local laws to defend your rights. Furthermore, if you have questions regarding your case or a general legal inquiry, schedule a free consultation or learn more about cases like yours through our discover the difference section.