Anyone appearing in public with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher may be charged with public drunkenness.
Punishment may range from a warning or citation to jail time, and offenders are required to pay a fine, perform community service, attend an alcohol awareness workshop and pay restitution for any damages.
Public drunkenness often leads to more serious allegations, but fighting these accusations early may prevent charges from piling up on your criminal record. If you or someone you know has been accused of public drunkenness, you need a lawyer who understands how the system works.
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