Long Beach Public Intoxication Defense Attorney
Arrested in Long Beach for Public Intoxication? The L.B. police
indeed take a heavy handed approach on drunk in public offenses.
Matthew has defended more drunk in public cases than any other lawyer.
Many of these types of cases can be worked out for a disposition than can
keep the offense off your permanent record, thats right DISMISSED! Our
Public Intoxication attorney can help to get your charges dropped. We go
to Court for you if necessary. Attorney Matthew Ruff has successfully
resolved over 1000 drunk in public cases for his clients.
Call Matthew Ruff Direct at 310-686-1533
The law of public intoxication (Penal Code section 647(f)) requires a high
level of inebriation in order to be is where a local Long Beach lawyer can
come in and keep the arrest from resulting in a conviction in Court. Long
Beach Defense Attorney Matthew Ruff has helped thousands of people
arrested for these types of charges, he can help you as well. Hiring a
lawyer early insures your best chance of dismissal of the charges.
Common questions people have for our Long Beach Criminal Defense
Attorney in the cases are as follows: What are the consequences of a
public intoxication charge? What will happen when I go to Court? What is
the law relating to a California Drunk in Public charge? Why didn't the
Police give me a breath test? Can a hire a lawyer to fight the case if I do
not live in the area?
According to California law, a person can be found guilty of public
intoxication if they are found in "any public place under the influence of
intoxicating liquor, any drug, controlled substance, toluene, or any
combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, controlled substance, or
toluene, in a condition that he or she is unable to exercise care for his or
her own safety or the safety of others, or by reason of his or her being
under the influence of intoxicating liquor, any drug, controlled substance,
toluene, or any combination of any intoxicating liquor, drug, or toluene,
interferes with or obstructs or prevents the free use of any street, sidewalk,
or other public way." This is the statutory language that defines the crime
A Drunk in Public charge can be favorably resolved by way of dismissal,
reduction to a non-criminal offense or diversion with the help of a Local
Long Beach Attorney. Our office can go to Court for you, appear before
the Judge and work out the case in your best interest.
Good people do not deserve to have their record tarnished by one act of
indiscretion, we will fight to have the charge of public intoxication
dismissed so that your employment, education or professional license will
not be adversely affected.
Recent Public Intoxication Case Results
Matthew was hired by a commercial pilot who was arrested for pubic
intoxication in Long Beach California after a night out of celebrating with
his friends and co-workers. The offense would mean the likely loss of his
job if convicted so Matt immediately got involved and reached out to the
City Prosecutor. Based on he involvement ALL CHARGES WERE
Our client was stopped in Long Beach near the Pike. He was allegedly
belligerent with the officers and spent the night in jail, he was on probation
for a previous DUI at the time. He hired our firm to defend him, result:
all charges dismissed, no probation violation.
Our client was arrested and charged with PC647f in downtown Long
Beach. Th police claimed he was too intoxicated to care for himself after
he left a local bar. Result: Criminal Charges Dismissed and no probation
Our client was arrested near a bar on Pine for drunk in public. He lived
outside the area and hire our attorney to represent him in Court. Result:
All criminal charges dropped.
Client visiting the area from out of state charged with PC647f, all charges
dropped after the attorney appeared in Court.
Client was arrested in Belmont Shores while leaving a bar with his friends.
He was cited for PC647f and PC 148 because he allegedly fought with the
arresting officers. Result: Charges dropped.
Our client was a passenger in a car stopped for DUI, the driver was
arrested for drunk driving and the police claimed our client delayed the
investigation and was drunk in public. Our client worked for a large
multinational Corporation and could not afford a blemish on his record.
Result: All Charges completely Dismissed.
The general public does not completely understand the long lasting impact
that a criminal charge has on a person. Indeed, the police do not care
about the consequences that an arrest has on a person's employment for
example or how the incident may keep the individual from advancing in his
career. Fortunately Matthew understands this and seeks to keep the lapse
in judgement from ruining a person's life.
The defendant in the case was arrested and subsequently formally charged
with PC 647 f in Hermosa Beach. Unfortunately the accused missed his
Court date and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The young man later
entered the job market and was denied employment due to the bench
warrant. His family hired Matthew who got into Court and cleared the
warrant, resolved the case by negotiating a dismissal of the allegations.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Long Beach for a public
intoxication offense, whether the accusations are alcohol intoxication or
being under the influence of drugs (11550) .
Call the attorney who can help, 310-686-1533 for a free consultation.
If you are facing a public intoxication charge you need the Top Lawyer in
Long Beach to defend you. A 647f conviction is treated very harshly by
state licensing agencies and employers so it is best to fight the case with an
intent to get the charges dismissed.