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Disorderly Intoxication

In the State of Florida, disorderly intoxication refers to the act of being drunk and disorderly in public. As with other public conduct laws, the language of the state law is somewhat subjective and open to interpretation by the courts. This means that being convicted of disorderly intoxication depends a great deal on having a good Florida criminal defense lawyer who knows how to present the evidence in court.

 

Many people decide not to fight disorderly intoxication arrests, but a good Florida criminal defense attorney can help protect your reputation and clean criminal record. These days, having a clean criminal record, or keeping certain offense off of your public record, is more important than you may realize. A disorderly intoxication conviction can keep you from getting a job, getting credit, or even from renting a home in some places. Landlords, employers, banks, and even neighbors can all check your public record online, sometimes for free.

 

If you have been arrested for disorderly intoxication, contacting a Florida criminal defense lawyer about the case may be in your best interest. Disorderly intoxication involves more than just being drunk in public. It involves behavior which qualifies as a “public disturbance,” significantly affecting the peace and safety of others. The first offense is a second degree misdemeanor in the state of Florida. The penalty may include up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.

 

Under Florida law, an officer is not required to arrest an individual observed committing disorderly intoxication. If he chooses not to arrest the subject, he has three other options: take the individual home, take him or her to a public hospital or healthcare facility, or arrange for commercial transportation to take the person home. This subsection of the law is referred to as “police officer's discretion.” For known habitual offenders, the police officer may also commit the individual to a treatment center or program for a period of less than 60 days.

 

Arrests for disorderly intoxication in the state of Florida are also accompanied by other criminal charges. There are a myriad of other offenses that go hand-in-hand with alcohol-related charges. If you or a loved one has been arrested in the Greater Pensacola area for disorderly intoxication or related charges, call T. Andrew Marks to discuss your case over the phone or schedule a free consultation. T. Andrew Marks is an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney that can help you get the results you need.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.