Alcohol Crimes include more than Driving Under the Influence (Jacksonville DUI) Charges. In Jacksonville Beach, Atlantic Beach, and other towns in Duval County, people drink at bars, nightclubs, and restaurants. This sometimes lead to a Disorderly Conduct charge under Florida Statute 877.03. Having a Disorderly Conduct charge on your Florida criminal record could hurt you. Just because the charge may seem minor now, it could lead to trouble in the future. A Jacksonville criminal lawyer needs to defend a case to the fullest to protect her client.
There is also a Florida law that prohibits disorderly intoxication. Florida Statute 856.011 states that disorderly intoxication or public intoxication occurs when a criminal defendant does one of the following:
- He or she was intoxicated and endangered another person or property.
- He or she drank alcohol in a public place and caused a public disturbance.
If you are facing charges for Disorderly Intoxication in Jacksonville, Florida or the surrounding counties (Duval County, Nassau County, Clay County, St. Johns County), contact a Jacksonville lawyer with experience with disorderly conduct and disorderly intoxication cases.