Under California Penal Code section 647(f), public intoxication is a misdemeanor criminal charge. If you are convicted of this charge, it will appear on your criminal record. In some cases, a public intoxication charge accompanies other significant charges, such as assault and battery. An added public intoxication charge can make any other separate charge much more serious.
There are a number of defenses to public intoxication charges available, and an experienced attorney can prepare a strong defense that is suited to your specific case. Our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers will carefully review the event in question and investigate the statements of any witnesses present at the scene. If we are able to prove that you were sober enough to provide the police with your personal information and to interact with them, that is a very good indication of your innocence.
Public intoxication may be viewed as a minor criminal charge, but you can be assured that our attorneys take it very seriously. We are ready to fight for you and your rights. Your case will be entirely handled by an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
Why Choose Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, To Defend You Against A Public Intoxication Charge?
We are experienced and understanding Torrance criminal defense lawyers and will use any and all available defenses to protect you against a conviction. We have over 60 combined years of experience defending people accused of public intoxication and other crimes. Robert Ernenwein is a former Los Angeles deputy district attorney, so we know how the prosecution operates.
Mr. Ernenwein is also certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He has been selected for inclusion in California Super Lawyers for several years and has appeared as a legal analyst on multiple cable news programs, including Fox News.