Public Intoxication Defense Attorney in Sevierville
Aggressively Fighting for Your Rights
Many of us have had one too many drinks while enjoying out with friends, but being drunk in public in Tennessee is not a crime in itself. Generally, the offender or other persons or property must be in danger for an arrest to occur. If convicted of public intoxication, you can potentially face jail time and a fine. To ensure your rights are protected, reach out to the criminal defense team at Andrew Farmer Law in Sevierville for the fierce legal representation you deserve.
Contact the team at Andrew Farmer Law in Sevierville today at (865) 205-2637 to set up a free initial consultation and discuss the details of your public intoxication case.
What is Public Intoxication?
In Tennessee, an individual can be charged with public intoxication under a few different circumstances.
He or she must be in public and under the influence of a controlled substance or alcohol to the degree that:
- The intoxicated person might be endangered
- The intoxicated person might endanger other persons or property
- The intoxicated person unreasonably annoys others in the vicinity
Moreover, public intoxication is treated as a misdemeanor in Tennessee.
Treatment Over Punishment
Tennessee has a unique approach when it comes to handling intoxicated individuals who, other than being drunk in a public space, have not broken the law. Instead of jail time, you will be taken into protective custody and presented to a judicial officer. You will receive treatment if the following apply:
- The judicial officer believes you need treatment
- You agree to treatment
- There is an approved treatment facility available in the county where the public intoxication incident occurred
If a facility is unavailable or if you refuse treatment, you might be charged and incarcerated.
Defending Yourself Against Public Intoxication Charges
The definition of public intoxication is so broad and open to interpretation that our skilled attorney can strategize on your behalf to ensure you receive the best possible results for your case. For example, if you were arrested for being drunk in public, but you were not causing a disruption or endangering anyone, this is not a case of public intoxication.
Protect Your Rights and Reach Out to Our Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney
If you were arrested for public intoxication, you should not assume this is will result in a guaranteed conviction. With an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side, you can defeat these charges and move forward with your life. At Andrew Farmer Law in Sevierville, our public intoxication criminal defense attorney is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and ensuring they receive the results they deserve. Put your trust in an attorney who will treat you with compassion and respect while guiding you through every step of the legal process.
Get started on safeguarding your future today and reach out to Andrew Farmer Law at (865) 205-2637 to set up a free initial consultation with our criminal defense attorney to discuss the details of your public intoxication case.
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