Drunk in Public Attorney in Arlington Virginia – Charge Dismissed
If you received a Drunk in Public in Arlington Virginia call an attorney at DSK Law and schedule a free consultation. 703-248-0626
Our client received a Drunk in Public charge in Arlington Virginia. Drunk in Public, Virginia Code 18.2-388, is a class 4 misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $250. The DSK Law criminal defense attorney negotiated an outstanding plea agreement with the prosecutor. The client agreed to plead guilty and continue the case for 12 months for dismissal. The client must complete an alcohol class and 50 hours of community service.
After falling asleep in a taxi to the airport, our client received a Drunk in Public charge in Arlington Virginia. At first the police attempted to wake the client but failed. When the police woke the client they transported the client to the hospital. During the first hearing, the prosecutor refused to continue the case for dismissal. Our client’s record includes a prior dismissed charge and the officer explained our client’s degree of intoxication. The DSK Law criminal defense attorney advised our client to complete an alcohol class before the next court date. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to continue the case for dismissed.
Why should you hire a criminal defense attorney if you are charged with Drunk in Public in Arlington Virginia?
If you go to court without a criminal defense attorney your choices are to plead guilty or not guilty to Drunk in Public. The judge will give you a fine if you plead guilty. If you plead not guilty the officer will testify about what they observed. They do not need to give you a breath test. Judges usually believe the officer’s testimony, find the defendant guilty, and impose a fine. Drunk in Public is a misdemeanor even though it is only punishable by a fine. A misdemeanor conviction may cause a negative impact on employment, security clearances, admission to school, and professional certifications. Without an attorney it is unlikely that your charge will be dismissed.
If you are charged with Drunk in Public in Arlington Virginia call an attorney as DSK Law to schedule a free consultation. It is important to know your options before you go to court. 703-248-0626