Can I be charged with a public intoxication, if I was on a friend's property? 10 Answers as of June 18, 2013I was at a friend's house and went outside. The officers asked me, from outside of the gate, if I had been drinking and I told them I had been last night. They asked me to come to their car, which I would think is public and proceeded to arrest me there. They also went into my friend's house, without reason, and I was wondering if any of this is allowed or legal and whether or not I have a chance to beat this in court.
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
Possibly, but your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal law attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your arrest. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
Answer Applies to: California
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
Get a clue. The police were not just driving by and decided to stop for a chat, and discovered that you were intoxicated. The police were probably called by the neighbors because the drinking party was loud, or after hours. The police responding to the scene decided to have a coversation before they entered the premises, and you obliged by explaining that you were drinking the night before. Intelligent lawyers guess that that means the police spoke to you about 2:00 a.m. and you reported that you were drinking the night before (three hours earlier). If you appear underage, then the police will proceed to the house because someone is serving alcohol to minors. No one is stupid.
Answer Applies to: Georgia