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Drunk in Public – PC 647(f)

Drunk in Public - PC 647(f)

Charged With Drunk in Public Under Penal Code 647(f)?

What is Drunk in Public?

A Drunk in Public Charge carries serious consequences. These include

  • Jail
  • Misdemeanor Probation
  • Fines up to $1000
  • Public Work Service
  • A permanent criminal record.

We can Help!

If you have been charged with being Drunk in Public, we can represent you in front of the judge and prosecutor. We conduct discovery and negotiate with the judge and prosecutor for dismissal or mitigation of the penalties. If we feel your case is strong to present in front of a jury we will prepare and hold a jury trial. We treat misdemeanor cases very seriously and strive to get you through it with as little consequences as possible.

What is a Drunk in Public Ticket?

Under California Penal Code 647(f) it is unlawful and considered disorderly conduct to be in public and so intoxicated that

  1. One cannot exercise care for his or her own safety or the safety of others, or
  2. he obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk, or other public way.

Drunk in Public Defense

Often, people are arrested for merely being drunk while in a public place.  This is not sufficient for a conviction.  The people must prove more than just intoxication.  Typically they attempt to show that the defendant could not care for his own safety.  We get your side of the story, review the statements of the arresting officers and any other witnesses involved and, if necessary, investigate the facts with a private investigator.

Misdemeanor Cases

Successfully defending a misdemeanor case may include the following procedures:

  • Court Appearances
  • DMV License Status Hearing
  • Motion Hearings on discovery and evidence admissibility/suppression
  • Prosecutor Negotiation
  • Judge or Jury Trial
  • Plea Bargaining
  • Sentencing

Some of the strategies we employ may include the following:

  • Discovery Sanctions
  • Subpoenaing Documents
  • Trial Continuances
  • Pitchess Motions
  • Witness 402 Hearings
  • and others…

Learn More…

If you are charged with a Traffic Misdemeanor or DUI, hire California’s best traffic law firm. We can help you get a great result on your case. To learn more about our procedures and how we can represent you, call the California Ticket King, PC at 877-985-0002 or email our attorneys at info@caticketking.com.

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Dismiss Your Ticket in 3 Easy Steps

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Step One

Hire our law firm online, by phone or through email. Tell us about your case, get us documents and proof.

Step Two

Our attorneys go to court for you! We plead you not guilty, hold trial and present proof.

Step Three

Our case managers update you. You comply with the court’s orders or it’s dismissed.

Our California Traffic Attorneys

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

Scott Hullinger, Esq.

San Diego Traffic Attorney

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Rowland Dinkins, Esq.

Rowland Dinkins, Esq.

Riverside & San Bernardino Traffic Attorney

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Manny "Lee Buck" Rios, Esq.

Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Mono & Riverside Traffic Attorney

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Sherrett Walker, Esq.

Alameda, San Francisco, San Mateo & Santa Clara Traffic Attorney

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Jon Osborn, Esq.

Jon Osborn, Esq.

San Diego Traffic Attorney

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Morgan Ross, Esq.

Morgan Ross, Esq.

San Diego Traffic Attorney

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Andrew Roberts, Esq.

Andrew Roberts, Esq.

Los Angeles and Ventura Traffic Attorney

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Andrew Gokoffski, Esq.

Andrew Gokoffski, Esq.

Marin Traffic Attorney

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Hiring an attorney to defend your traffic ticket may mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal. With high fines, DMV points and your license at stake, you need an experienced traffic law firm to handle it. Our traffic attorneys are the best in the business because:

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Knowledgeable

We know the law and procedure that govern traffic law and traffic courts. We use the knowledge we've gained to get an advantage in court. Knowing the right legal maneuvers may mean the difference between a conviction and a dismissal.

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We go to court for you

Under Penal Code 977 we can make all your court appearances without you having to be present. In most cases, you will never have to go to court. We appear on your behalf and represent you to the fullest extent of the law.

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Hiring an attorney doesn't have to be expensive. Our fees are reasonable because we have designed our business to be efficient. Many clients actually save money because they have hired our law firm.

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