Mr. Bruzzo’s extensive experience in local courts in
Orange County can make the difference in the
outcome of your case.
This crime is commonly charged under Penal Code Section 647(f). The elements are the following:
Someone can be intoxicated but not so intoxicated as to present a threat to himself or others. This is a point that can be argued with the District Attorney.
Often times the police will conduct a Field Sobriety Test to determine the level of intoxication of a Defendant. The Attorney should assess the testing process to see whether it establishes the level of intoxication required by the law. Also, many of these cases can be dismissed by having the Attorney negotiate an agreement whereby the Defendant attend a class on drug/alcohol abuse. Please contact Mr. Bruzzo if you, a friend, or loved one has been charged with drunk in public/public intoxication or for any criminal matter at (714) 547-4636.