I live in Chattanooga TN and I was charged with Public Intoxication the other day it was drug related not alcohol but this is the first time I have ever been arrested or changed with anything. What can I expect when I go to court?
- linkus86Lv 71 year ago
You are likely looking at a fine, it's not a big deal if you are over 21. But if you aren't, you might get court ordered alcohol counseling or community service in addition to court costs and/or a fine.
- New World ManLv 61 year ago
TN - No clue, but what the...
Where I am a public intoxication charge basically won'r happen period regardless of the substance. Oh, there is a law on the books, but unless you are creating a REAL problem, they won't bother you as long as you are not driving. Posession of a controled substance, yes - but intoxication in itself is not considered probable cause to look for it on your person.
- Basement DwellerLv 71 year ago
More than likely you’ll get a fine and court costs.
- W.T. DoorLv 71 year ago
When you go to court you plead Not Guilty and ask for a public defender if you can't afford a private attorney. Then work with the public defender to get the best deal you can.
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- LiarLv 71 year ago
Probably a fine, public service, and an order to attend a rehabilitation program.