Do Most Of These Charges Get Dropped Without Going For A Conviction?
Every case is unique. Whether the charges are ultimately dropped depends on whether the person has a criminal record, the circumstances surrounding the incident, and many other factors.
Is It Advisable To Retain A Lawyer To Defend Against Less Serious Charges?
You should have an attorney with any criminal charge. If it is not serious, you do not want to go in and just plead guilty and then have a criminal record for the rest of your life. It always pays to have a professional take care of your case to make sure your rights are protected and you endure the absolute most minimal damage to yourself and your life.
What Is Public Intoxication? What Is The Criteria To Be Charged With Public Intoxication?
Public intoxication occurs when you are out in a public way and you are intoxicated. We do not want intoxicated people walking around in the middle of the street, causing accidents or injuries. Public intoxication can be charged as a local warning or as a state charge, which has companion charges that go with it. Even if it is a minor consumption of alcohol, it is a class A misdemeanor with the potential consequences of up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine.
Are You Generally Arrested For Public Intoxication In Illinois?
Whether or not you are arrested for public intoxication is largely subjective. It depends on the discretion of the police officer who arrives at the scene and the circumstances surrounding the crime being committed.
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