Dallas Youth Public Intoxication Defense Attorneys

Texas has some of the broadest public intoxication laws of any state. If a police officer believes a person in public is intoxicated enough to injure him or herself or other people, the officer can arrest that individual, even without using field sobriety tests or breathalyzers to validate the suspicion. For juvenile offenders, the consequences of public intoxication can be very severe.

If you are a young adult or the parent of a minor child who has been charged with public intoxication, it is important that you fully understand your legal rights and do not simply allow the case to proceed unchallenged. Contact the Dallas youth public intoxication defense lawyers of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter by calling (214) 845-7007 today to speak with a committed and experienced attorney.

Penalties for Juvenile PI

Conviction for public intoxication can be detrimental to a person’s future. PI charges may negatively affect an individual’s ability to find work, get into college, or find a suitable place to live as they begin to make their way in the world. For minors, a PI charge carries the same penalties as a minor in possession charge. Parties found guilty of public intoxication may face penalties such as:

  • Fines not to exceed $500 (for a first-time charge)
  • Driver’s license suspension
  • Mandatory community service hours

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The Dallas youth public intoxication defense attorneys of the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter realize that when you are facing a criminal charge, being proactive and hiring a qualified defense attorney can make all the difference in the outcome of the case. If you, your child, or a juvenile you know has been charged with public intoxication, do not hesitate to contact us today at (214) 845-7007.


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