Public Intoxication of a Minor Defense

Police officers in Dallas, as in the rest of Texas, may arrest any individual they perceive to be so intoxicated that they pose a threat either to themselves or to others. What’s more is that Dallas police are not required to administer a field sobriety test to substantiate their suspicions of your intoxication. Since a conviction for public intoxication can have such an adverse affect upon the lives of Dallas residents, especially individuals under the legal drinking age of 21, it is highly advisable that anyone charged with public intoxication retain experienced legal representation as early on in the legal process as possible.

Penalties for Public Intoxication of a Minor

At a time when many individuals are just entering academia or the workforce, a conviction upon public intoxication charges can devastatingly impact their acceptance into colleges, ability to gain employment, and chances of securing that first place to live. The more immediate punishment for public intoxication is the same for minors as it is for adults and may include:

  • Fines not to exceed $500 for first-time offenders
  • Suspension of driver’s license
  • Mandatory hours of community service

These charges are defensible; our Dallas legal team will do everything they can to either reduce or altogether eliminate the charges that have been leveled against you.

Consult With a Dallas Criminal Defense Attorney

At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, the Dallas public intoxication of a minor defense lawyers are prepared to help you challenge any and every aspect of the circumstances that led to your arrest. To discuss the particulars of your case with one of our criminal defense lawyers, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007 today.