Dallas Public Intoxication of a Minor Defense Attorneys
With some of the most broadly defined public intoxication statutes in the country, police officers in Texas may arrest anyone they believe to be so intoxicated as to pose a threat to themselves or others. As such, Dallas police officers are not required to administer field sobriety tests to validate their suspicion prior to making an arrest. The Dallas public intoxication of a minor defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter understand how devastating these charges can be, especially for Dallas individuals under the age of 21; we will do everything we can to help you protect your future.
If you have been charged with public intoxication in the Dallas area while under the legal drinking age of 21, our Dallas legal team will help you build a comprehensive defense against your charges.
Penalties for Public Intoxication of a Minor
A conviction for public intoxication as a minor has the potential to severely affect your opportunities to apply to college, find work, and secure a place to live. Aside from these long term consequences, minors convicted of public intoxication may be subject to the same penalties Dallas adults face for public intoxication, including:
- Fines not to exceed $500 (for a first-time charge)
- Driver’s license suspension
- Mandatory community service hours
Whatever the circumstances of your arrest were, it may be critical for you to consult with an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney to better determine what your legal options may be.
Consult With a Dallas Public Intoxication of a Minor Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter, our Dallas public intoxication of a minor attorneys will work with you to challenge any and all of the aspects of your arrest in an effort to reduce or altogether eliminate your charges. To discuss the particulars of your case with a member of our legal team, please call our Dallas offices at (214) 845-7007.