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Allentown Public Intoxication Attorney

While enjoying a couple of drinks with friends and family is a common social activity, every once in a while things might go a bit too far, and boisterous laughter becomes raucous and explosive. If your revelry got a little bit out of hand, the experienced Allentown public intoxication attorneys at van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim have got your back. Drunk and disorderly charges can have a nasty effect on your reputation, your job, and your family, not to mention they can result in some unpleasant fines ranging between $500 and $1000. Having a robust defense can be a lifesaver.

An Aggressive Defense Makes a Difference

The implications of a public intoxication charges are pretty vile. One night of celebration can turn into a serious blemish on your character. Instead of remembering the event as a high-spirited night out, you are known as a sloppy drunk. A few laughs are described as stumbling guffaws. The fact is, the charges based on interpretation, to some degree. Having a legal team that understands this and that is willing to put forth a hard-hitting defense can mean the difference between conviction and dismissal of these kinds of charges.

Mitigating Potential Charges

Proving public intoxication requires the prosecutor to demonstrate several key factors. If our talented legal team can undermine just one of them, you could be off the hook. Consider the legal requirements under Pennsylvania law associated with the charge:

  • Police must have observed an individual who was under the influence of alcohol or drugs:The issue of intoxication is relatively easy to determine, as law enforcement officers can observe that you have been consuming alcohol or perform tests to determine your blood alcohol level. Even prescription medications, if taken improperly or without a prescription, may be deemed illegal.
  • The individual must have createda disturbance:If, after consuming drugs or alcohol, the individual became loud or obnoxious, or became threatening in any way, it could be considered public intoxication. Specifically, the law says a person must have endangered himself or others, or annoyed people in the locale.
  • The incident must have occurred in a public location:If the individual was in a restaurant, bar, parking lot, sidewalk, or any other public space, the final component of a public intoxication charge will have been met.

At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we Know our Stuff!

At van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim, we have a legal team dedicated specifically to the defense of public intoxication charges. If anyone understands the nuances of the law and knows how to navigate through the legal system to the best advantage of clients, we do. Don’t trust your reputation to anyone else. Contact our Allentown office for a free, confidential consultation today.

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  • Unrivaled Record of SuccessWe have won tens of millions of dollars for injured victims, and have achieved countless "not guilty" verdicts for clients faced with criminal charges.
  • No Challenge too BigOur firm has handled some of the biggest cases in country, including representing the President of the United States.
  • Personalized RepresentationWe understand that every case is unique. Therefore, we tailor our approach based on the facts of the case and the needs of our client.
  • Uncompromising PassionOur competitive nature is one of our strongest qualities. You can be confident that no other firm will outwork our team.
  • Holistic ApproachNot only do we want to excel legally for the client, but we also want to make sure we are strengthening their mind, body and spirt.
  • Supporting the CommunityOur team engages in many community events and regularly donates time and resources to many charitable organizations in Philadelphia.

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Home to Philadelphia’s most accomplished attorneys, van der Veen, Hartshorn, Levin & Lindheim pairs diverse practice experience with a passion-driven, comprehensive law practice—all for the client’s benefit.

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