What is public intoxication?

Public intoxication is also legally referred to as drunk in public, drunk and disorderly, or intoxicated in public. Typically, public intoxication charges involve an individual who voluntarily becomes visibly drunk and acts in such a way that endangers themselves or others. Punishments for criminal convictions of public intoxication will vary by state but are likely to include jail time, fines, and community service.

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UPDATED: Jun 2, 2021

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