Public intoxication is a minor charge that usually results in spending the night in jail and being released the next day. While it is only a Class C misdemeanor under the law, it will still show up on your criminal record.
The definition of public intoxication in Tennessee is as follows –
“A person commits the offense of public intoxication who appears in a public place under the influence of a controlled substance or any other intoxicating substance to the degree that:
- The offender may be endangered;
- There is endangerment to other persons or property; or
- The offender unreasonably annoys people in the vicinity”
If you are charged with public intoxication and wish to defend yourself in order to keep a clean criminal record, contact us today. Gregory P. Issacs is experienced in criminal defense in the state of Tennessee and will go to bat for you. Give us a call at 865-673-4953 to arrange a free consultation and start working toward clearing your name in this case.