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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Texas does not condone or ignore public intoxication Dallas and it is important to be aware of criteria for a conviction and the consequences of being found guilty of this offense.

This offense is defined as acting disorderly in a public place due the abuse of alcohol or another substance such that you are a nuisance or that your acts and behavior put the life of another person or yourself in danger. If you are drunk in public and the police see the behavior, you will likely be given a ticket and charged with a class C misdemeanor. If you are arrested, you will most likely not be able to leave jail for at least 6 hours (they are allowed to keep you for 4 to 12 hours) as the police wait for your blood alcohol level to drop so you can get home safely. In addition you can be fined as much as $500.

A class C misdemeanor is roughly the same as when you are given a speeding ticket, although it does look a bit worse on your record and may affect your future job prospects. If you don’t want to be booked for public intoxication Dallas, it is best to keep your alcohol consumption under control; otherwise you may be penalized if you are caught.

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