Water Recreation and Public Intoxication

Pools, rivers, and lakes are popular recreation destinations for people of all ages, especially during the hot summer months. Preferred water-related activities often include swimming, boating, and tubing, and each is an enjoyable way to spend the day outside. Individuals consuming alcohol while engaging in water recreation are subject to normal laws and regulations regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

It is important for people to realize that even if they are not operating a boat, jet-ski, or other vehicle, they may be charged with public intoxication if they are observed behaving irresponsibly on the water. If you or someone you know is facing public intoxication charges, contact Dallas DWI lawyer Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007.

Public Intoxication

Public intoxication is often applied to individuals who:

  • Are intoxicated to the point that they pose a threat to others
  • Are so intoxicated that they may cause harm to themselves
  • May be susceptible to robbery
  • May be involved in an accident if they attempt to drive
  • Are threatening others in a verbal or physical manner while intoxicated
  • Display a lack of dexterity and mental capacity that is dangerous to his or her health

Public intoxication charges are typically considered to be a Class C misdemeanor in Texas. Individuals facing these charges may have to pay fines, take alcohol awareness classes, and pay restitution for any property that is damaged as a result of their actions.

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If you have been wrongly charged with public intoxication, contact Dallas public intoxication defense attorney Mark T. Lassiter at (214) 845-7007 to discuss your case.


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