Public Intoxication

Public Intoxication Lawyer in Tyler

Defending Your Rights & Fighting for Your Best Interests

We absolutely hate it when someone comes in for a free consultation about their DWI arrest, all worried sick about it. We’ll ask them, "Have you ever been arrested before?"

"No. Oh, wait, yeah—I got a public intoxication back when I was younger and another one last year when I was riding with Bubba and he got a DWI."

"OK," we say. "So how were you a danger?"

"Huh? There was no danger."

"So, why did you plead guilty?"

"I didn’t plead guilty."

"If you paid a fine, you pled guilty. Why?"

"It was the [easiest], [cheapest], [shortest], [fastest] way to get rid of it. Besides, it was no big deal."

"Well, now you have two alcohol-related convictions that will come back to haunt you on this DWI. So tell me, how were you a danger?"

"I wasn’t in danger. What do you mean?"

‘The law says [Texas Penal Code Sec. 49.02(a)] "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."

Actually, the burden of proof for a public intoxication is much higher than the burden of proof for a DWI. So don’t do anything that will affect your legal history without first calling a lawyer who knows the difference.

Whether you hire our Tyler public intoxication lawyer or not, please call us with your questions. We want to inform and educate you about all you will be going through because, if you end up hiring us, we’ve covered that ground of information already. If you hire someone else, you’ll need to know what to tell them to properly represent you so they won’t take any short cuts!

Call John J. Eastland Attorney at Law, P.C. today at (903) 207-5525 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our public intoxication lawyer in Tyler.

What Makes Attorney John Eastland Different?

  • Born & Raised in Texas
  • Free In-Person Consultations
  • Weekend Appointments Available
  • Reliable Passion & Integrity
  • Exclusive Focus on DWI
  • Practicing Criminal Law since 1985
  • He is down to earth, direct, and honest.

    “I asked a friend for advice on picking a lawyer in the area to handle my case. He said ” Find one that will talk to you.” More than that though, John gave me some real clarity on the situation right ...”

    - Eric
  • Relentless, tenacious advocate for his clients in DUI cases

    “John Eastland has developed a reputation in East Texas for being a relentless, tenacious advocate for his clients in DUI cases. John once went to a hearing and announced that he had been hired to ...”

    - Earl
  • He is a good helpful person.

    “Very good lawyer, not very much communication but he is worth the money. If you have a case that you feel the need of a lawyer, contact John Eastland and he is promised to take care of all your ...”

    - Former Client
  • Beyond my expectations

    “John is very professional and very good at what he does. I have used him on two occasions and he has done a very good job and went beyond my expectations. He also takes the time to listen to you ...”

    - Taylor
  • He acted more like a friend to us than just our lawyer.

    “We went to John because he came highly recommended. We presented our case to him and he knew we had a fighting chance. He acted more like a friend to us than just our lawyer. We ended up going to ...”

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