While there is nothing wrong with being in public after having a couple of drinks, there is a problem if this causes you to become a public disturbance or threat. This is why there are public intoxication laws in New York state. Read on to learn about public intoxication charges and how a seasoned Rockland County criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway can come to your defense.
Public intoxication due to alcohol is not considered a criminal offense in New York state. However, if you pose a threat to others or yourself, a law enforcement officer can take you into custody. With this, they hold the right to carry out any of the following procedures:
On the other hand, public intoxication due to drugs is taken more seriously. This is considered a violation of New York law, so you may be facing up to 15 days in jail and an up to $250 fine. For more, contact a Spring Valley drug possession, crime defense attorney today.
While public intoxication alone is not considered a criminal offense, a DWI offense is considered such. If you get behind the wheel after being publicly intoxicated, you may be looking at a suspended license, fines, and worst of all, jail time. Examples of such consequences read as follows:
If you find yourself in this situation, it is imperative that you retain the services of a competent Spring Valley DWI defense attorney as immediately as possible.
Attorney Conway is a Spring Valley criminal attorney and is also experienced in commercial law matters, zoning law, and estate planning. Contact The Law Office of Kevin T. Conway for a free consultation today.