Fort Worth Public Intoxication Lawyer

By Jeff Kennedy

Fort Worth Public Intoxication Lawyer

A conviction for public drunkenness isn’t something you want a potential employer to see. Avoid a conviction by hiring a Fort Worth public intoxication attorney from our firm.

Whether you went out on the town or you just came to sip a little champagne at a friend’s engagement party, you can be arrested and charged with public intoxication, often for the slightest reason.

Intoxicated individuals who appear in public and seem to be a danger to themselves or others can be accused of public intoxication. But who decides whether you’re being a danger or not? The police do, of course.

Regardless of whether you were actually drunk or there was some bias against you, a charge of public intoxication can negatively impact your life if it turns into a conviction.

If you have been charged with being drunk in public, contact a Fort Worth public intoxication lawyer from our office. We can defend you against a conviction for public drunkenness and help keep your criminal record from affecting your future.

Penalties for Being Drunk in Public in Fort Worth

You might have thought the worst punishment from that wild night out was going to be a hangover, but instead you woke up in a jail cell with a far worse headache to deal with. A conviction for public intoxication does have legal consequences, and those penalties increase if you have had previous convictions.

Bu you can boost your chance of achieving a positive outcome for your case by working with an attorney who knows how to keep you from suffering the legal consequences of a little too much alcohol consumption.

Being drunk in public in Fort Worth is a Class C misdemeanor offense. The penalties could include the following:

Defenses Against a Fort Worth Public Intoxication Conviction

Keep in mind that the legal penalties aren’t the only ramifications you’ll face if convicted. Employers could look at the charge and dismiss you as a partier or an alcoholic, and certain housing options may be closed to you. However, there are defenses against conviction:

  • Your attorney could argue that you weren’t really intoxicated, especially if your blood alcohol level wasn’t at .08 or higher.
  • Video footage could prove that you weren’t being a danger to yourself or others.
  • We could prove that you were taking prescription medication at the time—not under the influence of alcohol.

Work with a Fort Worth Public Drunkenness Attorney

Public intoxication is one of those subjective charges where it’s often your word against the arresting officer’s. Whose side do you think the court will take? With a lawyer by your side, the court is more likely to take your side. Don’t jeopardize your future by pleading guilty to public intoxication without speaking with a defense attorney first.

Call a Fort Worth public intoxication lawyer at the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy today. We can review your case for free when you call 817-605-1010 or complete our online contact form below.


Jeff C. Kennedy was the light of hope at the end of very dark storm. He was not only able to defend my case swiftly, but had the alleged charges dismissed completely. His calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My children and I are eternally grateful for his excellent service and I hereby recommend Jeff C. Kennedy without reservation.


Jeff Kennedy truly cares. He and his staff kept me informed all the way throughout my case and provided me with all my options and the potential outcomes for my case. When the day finally arrived to resolve my case, Jeff was able to negotiate a reduction to a lesser charge. He was well prepared and coordinated everything perfectly. Jeff is not only a good lawyer, but a good man.


I hired Mr. Jeff Kennedy to handle a DWI charge. From day one, I knew I had picked the right attorney. Jeff always took the time to answer any of my questions, treated me very professionally, and truly cared about my case. I have never been in any kind of trouble before and I was very nervous about the thought of going to trial. Jeff thoroughly explained the entire process to me and made me feel at ease. Jeff took my case to trial and the jury found me NOT GUILTY!


Jeff Kennedy is a professional, intelligent, easy-to-talk-to lawyer with an excellent understanding of how the system works. Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car. This has been my only big mistake in life so far (hopefully the last) and I am glad he was there to walk me through it. You will not regret hiring him.

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