If you demonstrate disorderly behavior or are drunk in public, you may be charged with disorderly conduct or being drunk in public.
Oftentimes you could be facing disorderly conduct charges if police are attempting to keep the peace and they don’t feel you are a serious public danger, even if they feel you are behaving disruptively.
Police may use this to arrest you without a breathalyzer to charge you with being drunk in public. Instead, they can observe your behavior and arrest you if they feel you are acting inebriated.
If you are convicted of being drunk in public, you may face a class 4 misdemeanor. If you are convicted of disorderly conduct, you may face a class 1 misdemeanor.
If you are facing either disorderly conduct or drunk in public charges, you need the legal expertise of the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates. With 23 years of successfully representing criminal cases, our firm will go to fight for you. Contact our offices today for your free evaluation.