Intoxicated and Disruptive
Intoxicated and disruptive is a common charge throughout North Carolina. It is especially prevalent at large bar areas like the Epicentre in Charlotte or at one of the Races in Concord. Intoxicated and disruptive is another charge that officer typically issue when someone has been drinking and they cannot charge them with public intoxication, so they look for other actions to take place in order to make an arrest. The statute is limited on what actions need to occur in order to commit this crime, they are:
- Blocking or otherwise interfering with traffic on a highway or public vehicular area, or
- Blocking or lying across or otherwise preventing or interfering with access to or passage across a sidewalk or entrance to a building, or
- Grabbing, shoving, pushing or fighting others or challenging others to fight, or
- Cursing or shouting at or otherwise rudely insulting others, or
- Begging for money or other property.
Our office deals with intoxicated and disruptive cases very regularly and has a great deal of experience fighting them. While this charge is a class 3 misdemeanor it can have adverse effects on school, military and employment opportunities. Jail time may not be an option on your case, besides the conviction itself, this charge can result in community service, alcohol treatment and court costs and fines. A criminal defense lawyer at our office is here and ready to assist you on your case. We understand that it takes a dedicated attorney to get to know you and the facts of your case in order to best represent you. If you or a loved one has been charged with intoxicated and disruptive in public, call our office today. We have offices in both Charlotte and Concord with an attorney waiting to discuss your case. Our consultations are free and we offer flexible payment plans, call today.
Contact a Charlotte criminal defense attorney or Concord criminal defense lawyer if you would like representation for your intoxicated and disruptive charge.