San Antonio Texas Public Intoxication Defense Lawyers


Mistakes happen and in some cases these mistakes can have lasting consequences. If you are facing Public Intoxication (PI) charges, it is extremely important to retain an experienced criminal defense lawyer that can provide you with options and help you mitigate the damage already done.

Under Texas law, a charge of Public Intoxication requires that the person be intoxicated to the degree that he/she is a danger to himself/herself or another person.

The unfavorable outcome of a Public Intoxication case can affect your ability to gain acceptance into college, graduate school or the military, secure employment or even apply for student loans. Make sure that you understand the options available to you and your family before making a decision that can impact your life for years to come.

At Joyner + Joyner, P.C., our Public Intoxication defense lawyers have the experience to guide you through the Texas justice system. We have helped many families through these tough times by answering their questions and making sure that our clients understand what is happening at every stage the case. We will advocate on your behalf and work to obtain the best possible outcome.

Under section 49.02 “Public Intoxication” the phrase “Public Intoxication” means:

A person commits an offense if the person appears in a public place while intoxicated to the degree that the person may endanger the person or another.

“Intoxicated” is defined as: not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

An offense under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor.

  • An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00. However, for a minor, the punishment terms are in the same manner as if he committed the offense of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.

Our attorneys have successfully represented clients with the following alcohol-related cases:

  • Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Boating While Intoxicated (BWI)
  • Minor in Possession (MIP)
  • Minor in Consumption (MIC)
  • Motion to Revoke Probation (MTR)

Protect your rights.

Contact our lawyers today for a free consultation.

Call us at (210) 722-9089.

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