Drunk in Public – Penal Code 647(f)
Drunk in Public Defense Attorneys
Charged With Drunk in Public Under Penal Code 647(f)?
What is a Drunk in Public?
A Drunk in Public Charge carries serious consequences. These include
- Misdemeanor Probation
- Fines up to $1000
- Public Work Service
- A permanent criminal record.
We can Help!
If you have been charged with engaging in a Drunk in Public, we can represent you in front of the judge and prosecutor. We conduct discovery and negotiate with the judge and prosecutor for dismissal or mitigation of the penalties. If we feel your case is strong to present in front of a jury we will prepare and hold a jury trial. We treat misdemeanors cases very seriously and strive to get you through it with as little consequences as possible.
What is a Drunk in Public Ticket?
Under California Penal Code 647(f) it is unlawful and considered disorderly conduct to be in public and so intoxicated that
- One cannot exercise car for his or her own safety or the safety of others, or
- he obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way.
Drunk in Public Defense
Often, people are arrested for merely being drunk while in a public place. This is not sufficient for a conviction. The people must prove more than just intoxication. Typically they attempt to show that the defendant could not care for his own safety. We get your side of the story, review the statements of the arresting officers and any other witnesses involved and, if necessary, investigate the facts with a private investigator.
Successfully defending a misdemeanor case may include the following procedures:
- Court Appearances
- DMV “Admin Per Se” Hearing
- DMV License Status Hearing
- Motion Hearings on discovery and evidence admissibility/suppression
- Prosecutor Negotiation
- Judge or Jury Trial
- Plea Bargaining
Some of the strategies we employ may include the following:
- Discovery Sanctions
- Subpoenaing Documents
- Trial Continuances
- Pitchess Motions
- Witness 402 Hearings
- and others…
If you are charged with a Traffic Misdemeanor or DUI, hire San Diego’s best traffic law firm. We can help you get a great result on your case. To learn more about our procedures and how we can represent you, call the San Diego Ticket King at 619-649-2424 or email our attorneys at email@example.com.