Drunk in Public, Penal Code 647(f)
If you have been charged with being Drunk in Public/Public Intoxication,
contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney, Robert M. Bernstein today.
Drunk in Public/Public Intoxication
Penal Code § 647(f). It is a misdemeanor crime to be found in any public place under the influence
of any liquor, drug, or controlled substance if the individual is unable
to exercise care for their own safety or the safety of others or the individual
interferes with or obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk
or other public way.
A conviction for Public Intoxication can trigger probation, fines and
even jail time.