Dallas Juvenile Public Intoxication Lawyers

Texas has some of the broadest public intoxication laws of any state. A person can be arrested for public intoxication based solely on the arresting officer’s judgment, without the use of a breathalyzer or even field sobriety tests. For youth offenders, in particular, a public intoxication charge can carry significant consequences for the future.

If you or someone you know has been charged with public intoxication, the Dallas youth public intoxication attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can help. Contact us today by calling 214-845-7007 to discuss your case with an experienced legal representative and find out how you can begin building your defense.

Penalties for Juvenile Public Intoxication

A minor charged with public intoxication (PI) is subject to the same penalties as those associated with a minor in possession charge. Prosecuted as a Class “C” misdemeanor, a convicted party may face:

  • Fines of up to $500
  • Mandatory community service of eight hours or more
  • A 30-day suspension of one’s driver’s license

The penalties for a public intoxication charge increase if a person has been previously convicted. A third conviction, for instance, can result in fines up to $2,500 and imprisonment for up to six months.

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If you or someone you know and love has been accused of public intoxication under the age of 21, you do not have to deal with this alone. Contact the Dallas underage public intoxication lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-845-7007 to discuss your case with a knowledgeable, experienced defense attorney.


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