Tarrant County Public Intoxication Lawyer

By Jeff Kennedy

Tarrant County Public Intoxication Lawyer

Have you been charged with public intoxication in Tarrant County? Don’t let one night put a black stain on your criminal record forever. Call a Tarrant County public intoxication attorney.

Being charged with an offense like public intoxication is frustrating, especially when you were trying to follow the laws and not drink and drive. It’s may be your word against the arresting officer’s in a case like this, and if you don’t hire an attorney, you could end up with a public drunkenness conviction on your record.

The worst part of having an alcohol charge forever stamped on your criminal record is that employers won’t take you seriously. They may pass over you, believing you have problems with alcohol, which could pose a risk to their company.

Here’s the good news: You have a better chance of having your charges reduced or dismissed if you have a Tarrant County public intoxication lawyer on your side. Our firm is here to help.

Penalties for Public Intoxication in Tarrant County

Public intoxication, or public drunkenness, is when a person shows up in a public place and appears to be a danger to himself or herself or others because of intoxication. This charge is fairly subjective. You may not think you were behaving in a dangerous manner at all, but if someone else called the police on you, you could be arrested.

Compared to other offenses, the criminal punishments for public drunkenness aren’t all that severe. The charge is a Class C misdemeanor, and you may spend a night or two in jail and be given a small fine, an alcohol class, and possibly probation.

However, the ramifications of a conviction can impact your life in many non-legal ways, such as:

  • You could be under investigation by Texas Child Protective Services and have custody of your kids taken away or altered.
  • Employers may not want to hire you, or you could be fired for poorly representing the company.
  • You could cause yourself and your family serious embarrassment.
  • Offenses like public intoxication could make the punishments for future offenses, such as DWIs, more severe.

Keeping a Tarrant County Public Intoxication Conviction Off Your Record

Attempting to fight a public drunkenness charge on your own is not likely to end well. The court isn’t likely to take you seriously. With a public intoxication lawyer in Tarrant County on your side, you can have a better chance of getting your charges dismissed—or at least reduced.

Some defense strategies your attorney from the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy could use in your case are as follows:

  • You weren’t intoxicated (over the legal limit).
  • You weren’t a danger to yourself or others.
  • You weren’t drinking at all, and there was some other cause for your behavior.
  • The arresting officer was biased against you.

Get in Touch with a Tarrant County Public Intoxication Attorney

Whatever your situation is, it can’t hurt to speak with a Tarrant County public intoxication lawyer. Keeping your record clean is important, so protect it. Call the Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy at 817-605-1010 to get a free case review. You may also submit the online contact form below to get in touch with us.


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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