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Delaware Drunk in Public Laws

Being drunk in public, also known as public intoxication, is a common crime in Delaware. It is especially common near the beaches, University of Delaware campus and Delaware State University.  While it is not a crime to be drunk in Delaware it is against the law to be drunk in public as you can pose a threat to yourself and others. If you have been arrested for public intoxication in New Castle County, Delaware, Kent County, Delaware or Sussex County, Delaware please contact a Delaware Drunk In Public Lawyer.

Drunk in Public Defense Attorneys University of Delaware

Call me, University of Delaware Public Intoxication Attorney Brian J. Chapman. My Wilmington, Delaware criminal defense office can be reached at 302-656-2528. You can also click here to email Delaware Drunk In Public Lawyer Brian J. Chapman. I have many years experience defending those arrested for crimes, felonies and misdemeanors in New Castle County, Kent County, Delaware and Sussex County, Delaware.

Public Intoxication Laws in Delaware

§ 1315. Public intoxication; unclassified misdemeanor; violation.

A person is guilty of public intoxication when the person appears in a public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol or narcotics or any other drug not administered or prescribed to be taken by a physician, to the degree that the person may be in danger or endanger other persons or property, or annoy persons in the vicinity.

Public intoxication is a violation, unless the accused has been convicted of public intoxication twice before within 1 year, in which case the offense is an unclassified misdemeanor.

How a University of Delaware Drunk in Public Attorney Can Help You

Being arrested for being drunk in public can be embarrassing, costly and inconvenient. You may face fines, court costs and other financial consequences resulting from your drunk in public charges. Defending or representing yourself, or pleading guilty without the aid of an attorney, can make the situation worse. It is a wise move to enlist the aid of a seasoned Newark Delaware Drunk In Public Defense Lawyer.

Contact a Delaware Public Intoxication Defense Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you have been charged with disorderly conduct, drunk in public or any other charges in Delaware do not wait to call me, Middletown Delaware Criminal Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman. My office can be contacted at 302-656-2528.