Criminal Defense Public Intoxication
New Orleans and Drinking
New Orleans is very tolerant of alcohol and is one of the few places in the country where you can consume an alcoholic beverage out-of-doors. But if the party becomes out of control, you can very quickly find yourself with an arrest for public intoxication or drunk and disorderly conduct.
Public Intoxication = Municipal Offense in New Orleans
Public intoxication in New Orleans is a municipal offense. That means that you will not be subjected to state or federal criminal proceedings or sentences for your offense. Instead, you are bound by municipal statutes and penalties. If convicted of public intoxication or drunk and disorderly conduct, you may face a fine and/or up to six months in Parish prison. Of course, since these are not state or federal felonies, your record will not have the stain of a felony conviction. But the fines imposed as penalties for these New Orleans municipal offenses can hurt. Additionally, any time spent in prison can disrupt your life, as you will miss work, potentially losing your job, as well as potentially alienating those closest to you.
Don't let a New Orleans public intoxication charge disrupt your life. Make Bloom Legal your public intoxication defense attorney.
At Bloom Legal, we can help you avoid the penalties for your public intoxication or drunk and disorderly conduct charge. We will negotiate with prosecutors to have the charges dropped or dismissed. Or, if the charges cannot or will not be dismissed, we can negotiate for a reduced penalty like a fine or community service, keeping you free and out of jail.
New Orleans' party atmosphere plays an integral role in drawing tourists to the city. Our accepting and vibrant culture makes this a great place to visit. But this same culture that so greatly encourages fun nights out on the town can also have devastating effects. If you are from out of town and were arrested during your visit to New Orleans, Bloom Legal is ideally situated to represent you in your criminal case. we understand how difficult it can be to have legal issues far from home, so we will work with you to make this process as easy as possible.
Public Intoxication Info for Both Tourists and Locals
Whether you were arrested in New Orleans or one of the surrounding parishes, Bloom Legal has the expertise and the resources to serve you. We work with both tourists and locals from across the seven-parish New Orleans metropolitan area, including:
- Orleans Parish
- Metairie, Kenner, and the rest of Jefferson Parish
- Chalmette, Arabi, and the rest of St. Bernard Parish
- Covington, Mandeville, and the rest of St. Tammany Parish
- LaPlace and St. John the Baptist Parish
- Des Allemands, Hahnville, Destrehan, and the rest of St. Charles Parish
- Belle Chasse and Plaquemines Parish
Wherever you were arrested in Southeast Louisiana, Bloom Legal is here to help you. Call us today at 504.599.9997 to schedule a free consultation with a public intoxication defense attorney.
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