If you have been arrested for public intoxication in Fort Bend County, TX, those charges can be challenged and possibly dismissed. KW Law will work on your behalf to keep those charges off your record. Our legal team has plenty of experience with public intoxication charges. What many people don’t understand is that being intoxicated in public is not always a criminal offense in Texas. It is only when the person’s public intoxication may cause harm to themselves or others that a criminal charge is warranted. Police officers can sometimes overlook this aspect of the law and other important facts in these situations. Call us at KW Law. Let’s see if we can keep your record clean.
If you have been convicted of public intoxication in Texas, it may be possible to have that conviction overturned and removed from your record in some cases. If you have entered a no contest plea or guilty plea to public intoxication, please contact KW Law. Our public intoxication attorneys will review your case to see if there are grounds for challenging the conviction.
If law enforcement did not collect the proper evidence to support the charge of intoxication, it may be possible to get the conviction overturned. The allegation that an intoxicated individual may be a harm to themselves or others can also be an arbitrary assessment and a basis for challenging the conviction. A public intoxication conviction will remain on your criminal record for the rest of your life. If you would like to see that stain removed from your record, contact our public intoxication attorneys and request a free consultation to discuss review of your case.
Whether public intoxication is a single charge or combined with other charges, Attorney Katie Wilson can help you develop a defense strategy that will focus on your best interests. Experienced public intoxication lawyers understand how to approach these cases for the benefit of their clients. KW Law is no exception. Attorney Katie Wilson has several years of experience as a prosecuting attorney. This gives her unique insight into how a prosecutor may approach a public intoxication charge and other charges related to it. She uses this insight to build strong defense cases for her clients. In the courtroom, you are well-defended with KW Law on your side.
Many times, public intoxication is just one of multiple charges when a person is arrested for an alcohol-related offense. If another person has been injured due to you operating a vehicle while intoxication, you may be charged with Intoxication Assault. If a person should die as a result of your actions while intoxicated, you could be charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter. Each of these intoxication charges carries more substantial penalties than public intoxication. Our criminal defense attorneys are here to fight on your behalf against these and any other alcohol-related crimes.
It is not uncommon for a person to be charged with both public intoxication and disorderly conduct. A disorderly conduct charge can cover a wide range of behavior from offensive gestures or language to discharging a firearm or fighting in a public place. Disorderly conduct is often referred to as “disturbing the peace.” Disturbing the peace of other individuals is at the heart of a disorderly conduct charge. Charging an individual with disorderly conduct can often be based on arbitrary conclusions by police officers, just like public intoxication charges. Let us review your case to see where you stand.
You do not have to consume alcohol to be charged with public intoxication. Under Texas law, intoxication is defined as “not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body.”
If you are facing a charge of public intoxication, regardless of the suspected substance in your body, contact us. KW Law is here to help protect your rights.