Drunk and Disorderly
Under the laws in the State of Pennsylvania public drunkenness is an offense when a person poses danger to himself/herself or those around him or her. A person who is exceedingly drunk and threatens others at a bar or one who blocks a road or a thoroughfare or even disrupts a lawful meeting or gathering can be booked for this crime. If convicted the accused would need to serve a jail sentence and/or pay steep fines. Also, a conviction can hurt a person’s stature in the community and create a criminal record. If you or someone close to you has been charged with drunk and disorderly conduct you should immediately contact an attorney who specializes in this law.What You Need To Know
What most people don’t realize is that the law for drunk and disorderly behavior is pretty strict in the State of Pennsylvania. If convicted, a person may end up spending months behind the bars. Here are some of the things that you need to know about Drunk and Disorderly conduct offenses -
A person can be charged with public drunkenness in a public place even if he/she poses no danger to others
If the incident doesn’t involve injury or loss of property a person can be charged with a summary offense which can result in ninety days of imprisonment and/or fines ranging between $25 and $1500
If the accused has been charged for a similar offense in the past and has caused injury to others in a drunken state he/she can be charged with a misdemeanor of the third degree which carries a prison sentence of up to one year and fines of up to $2500
This charge can often be paired with other offenses and the prosecution would demand the strictest possible sentence
I am attorney Sean Logue and for more than a decade I have represented hundreds of people charged with drunk and disorderly conduct. As a Pennsylvania Super Attorney with a 10.0 Avvo rating I have seen many law abiding citizens fall into this mess without realizing the consequences. As your attorney I won’t allow these charges to ruin your future and create a permanent criminal record. I shall carefully examine all the evidences gathered against you and create a strong defense to have these charges dismissed. I shall call all witnesses for cross-examination and discredit their testimony in the court. I shall do everything to protect your rights and honor.
You cannot afford to take a Drunk and Disorderly conduct charge lightly as conviction can result in a permanent criminal record. I will do whatever it takes to prove that you were innocent and the charges against you have been slapped with malicious intent.
If you want to discuss your case regarding Drunk and Disorderly conduct come to my office for a free consultation. You can dial my number 1-844-PITT-DUI or 412-389-0805 and also connect me online.