If I was arrested and held overnight at the police station for public intoxication and fighting but this is my first offense, what would be a typical sentence?

Asked on January 13, 2013 under Criminal Law, Michigan

Answers:

Allen Wolf / THE WOLF LAW FIRM

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If convicted (there may be factual and/or legal defenses), it would depend on your age, whether any one was injured and/or property damaged and who the Judge was who was assigned the case.   Typically it sounds like it would be some form of probationary sentence with the possibility of some jail time-----again, depending on the seriousness of the damages.   There is also the possibility of a civil suit to follow the criminal case.    Therefore, you should contact  a competent attorney who has experience in those practice areas to represent you as soon as possible.


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