What is public intoxication?

Technically, public intoxication charges can be filed in Texas if an individual is in a public place and is so intoxicated that the person may endanger themselves or another. In the case that an officer decides to arrest an individual for public intoxication, they may choose to send the individual to a detox center if the accused agrees, and may release the individual once they no longer pose a threat. Those charged with public intoxication may face legal consequences that can affect their entire personal and professional future. If you have been charged with public intoxication, a lawyer can help you protect your legal rights and reputation.