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Brooklyn Public Intoxication Lawyers

By Spodek Law Group | January 22, 2023
(Last Updated On: October 19, 2023)

Last Updated on: 19th October 2023, 12:06 pm


Brooklyn Public Intoxication Lawyers

Getting arrested for public intoxication in Brooklyn can be scary. But don’t worry – there are experienced Brooklyn public intoxication lawyers who can help. In this article, we’ll break down the public intoxication laws in Brooklyn, what happens if you’re arrested, and how a lawyer can help defend you.

What is Public Intoxication in Brooklyn?

Public intoxication refers to being drunk in public to the point where you can’t care for yourself or others. The legal definition in New York is that you are “visibly intoxicated to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or annoy persons in his vicinity.”

So if the cops find you stumbling down the sidewalk, slurring your speech, or passed out on a park bench, they can arrest you for public intoxication. Other things they look for are bloodshot eyes, smell of alcohol, vomiting, or urinating in public.

What’s the Punishment for Public Intoxication in Brooklyn?

A public intoxication charge in Brooklyn is a violation, not a crime. That means it’s a minor offense, kind of like a traffic ticket. But it can still have consequences if you’re convicted.

For a first offense, the punishment is usually a fine of $25 to $50. But for repeat offenses, the fines go up to $50 to $250. You may also be required to complete a treatment program for alcohol abuse.

In some cases, the court may sentence you to up to 15 days in jail. This usually only happens if you already have a criminal record or if the judge wants to “teach you a lesson.”

Should You Fight Public Intoxication Charges in Brooklyn?

Some people are tempted to just plead guilty and pay the fine to get it over with. But it’s usually better to fight public intoxication charges if possible. A conviction will give you a criminal record, which can cause problems with jobs, housing, loans etc. in the future.

An experienced Brooklyn public intoxication lawyer can often get the charges reduced or dismissed. For example, we may be able to argue:

  • You weren’t actually “visibly intoxicated” as defined by law
  • The cops didn’t have probable cause to arrest you
  • Your rights were violated during the arrest

It depends on the specifics of your case, but a good lawyer will look for any viable defense. Many public intoxication cases come down to arguing over how drunk the person actually was.

How Can a Brooklyn Public Intoxication Lawyer Defend You?

A knowledgeable Brooklyn public intoxication attorney can defend you in several ways:

  • Negotiate with the prosecutor – Often we can get charges reduced or dismissed just through negotiation before trial.
  • Challenge probable cause – If the cops didn’t have a good reason to arrest you, the case can get thrown out.
  • Suppress evidence – If the police violated your rights, incriminating evidence may be excluded.
  • Put police credibility in doubt – We’ll examine police reports for exaggerations or inconsistencies.
  • Present mitigating circumstances – There may be extenuating reasons why you appeared intoxicated.

A good Brooklyn public intoxication lawyer knows how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case and show reasonable doubt. We also know how to present you in the best light to the judge and prosecutor.

What Should You Do if Arrested for Public Intoxication in Brooklyn?

Here are some tips if you find yourself getting arrested for public intoxication in Brooklyn:

  • Be polite and cooperative with police – don’t resist or get argumentative.
  • Don’t make any statements about what happened without a lawyer.
  • Write down the names/badge numbers of all officers involved.
  • Get medical help if injured during arrest.
  • Hire a public intoxication lawyer as soon as possible.
  • Follow your lawyer’s advice about whether to plead guilty or go to trial.

The most important thing is getting an experienced Brooklyn public intoxication attorney on your side early in the process. Don’t try to navigate the system alone.

Why Choose Us as Your Brooklyn Public Intoxication Lawyers?

If you’re searching for Brooklyn public intoxication lawyers, consider choosing us for several reasons:

  • We have over 15 years defending public intoxication cases in Brooklyn.
  • Our lawyers include former Brooklyn prosecutors.
  • We have an excellent record of case dismissals and acquittals.
  • We’ll aggressively defend your rights and freedom.
  • We offer fair, flat-fee pricing – no hourly billing.
  • Our consultations are always 100% free.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Contact us 24/7 for skilled legal representation if arrested for public intoxication in Brooklyn. We’re here to help!

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