How to Beat a Public Intoxication Charge in Tarrant County

By Jeff Kennedy

How to Beat a Public Intoxication Charge in Tarrant County

A conviction of any alcohol-related crime is never going to be good for you. If you intend to work in Tarrant County, then you need your criminal record as spotless as possible. If you’ve been charged with drunkenness in public, you might be wondering how to beat a public intoxication charge in Tarrant County.

Beating Your Public Drunkenness Charge in Tarrant County

Many people sign the first plea agreement offered to them because it’s just a silly misdemeanor, right? A crime of public drunkenness doesn’t look good on your record. Not only does it label you as a drunk, but it labels you as a sloppy drunk, too.

This label doesn’t take into consideration the details of what happened. Your criminal record doesn’t come with a detailed version of events, including your side of the story. It simply lists the charge, leaving employers’ imaginations to come up with a story all on their own.

Most potential employers aren’t going to give you a chance to tell your side of the story. They just don’t have time. They will pick the applicant who doesn’t come with any baggage.

As you can see, it’s important to beat your charge. Below are some defenses your lawyer can use to fight a conviction.

  • You weren’t intoxicated at all and there was a mistake.
  • Your identity was mistaken.
  • You were under the influence of a valid prescription medication, not alcohol.
  • You weren’t a danger to anyone, as the police claimed.
  • Your rights were violated in some way.
  • You weren’t in a public location.
  • The police made errors.
  • The police were biased against you for some reason.

Get Help Beating a Public Intoxication Crime in Tarrant County

Now you know that there are options for fighting your charge and that your attorney knows how to beat a public intoxication charge in Tarrant County. Contact The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to discuss your case with a lawyer during a free case evaluation. Call 817-605-1010 or complete the online contact form on this webpage.


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