Public Intox and Disturbing the Peace in Detroit

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This past Saturday I went to downtown Detroit for the Tigers game and ended up getting into a fight. I was given a ticket for public intoxication and a ticket for disturbing the peace. The officer never gave me a breathalyzer to tell if I was intoxicated and I didnt even think disturbing the peace was something you really got a ticket for. I want to know if i can fight this because I think these criminal charges are a joke.  Of all the crimes going on in Detroit they pick on a suburban guy like myself, probably because they know I can actually pay the fines. I think this unfair and I need a good lawyer who can help me with my public intox and disturbing the peace tickets.

I want to fight this to the fullest extent because it is more about principal than anything else. I heard your law firm is good at criminal defense and I saw on your website that you have had success with public drunk charges so I was hoping you could help me out too. I also wanted to make sure these were misdemeanor charges and not felony charges.



  1. Canu Torrice Law on October 18, 2012 at 11:38 am said:

    First off, public intoxication and disturbing the peace are both misdemeanor charges so you do not have to worry about a felony conviction for either of these. However, that does not mean that just because they are misdemeanor charges and not felony charges they are not serious. If you do not get these criminal misdemeanor charges taken care of you could put yourself in an even more serious predicament, including a warrant out for your arrest. It is also essential that you have an experienced criminal law defense attorney handle your case especially when you are having your case heard in 36th District Court in Detroit.

    Fortunately for you, I have years of experience handling misdemeanor cases and felony cases in Detroit, including 36th District Court in Detroit, and I have been very successful defending clients. It is very possible that the police were singling out someone that they feel could pay fines and costs. The attorneys at Canu Torrice Law have seen this happen before and we will zealously fight to keep these charges off of your record or to at least have the criminal charges lowered.

    Since we do not have your full criminal history, if you even have one, you will have to come into our law offices and meet with myself or one of our other experienced criminal defense attorneys to gain a better understanding. If your criminal record is relatively clean that will obviously affect our chances of keeping your fines and costs at a minimal amount.

    Our law offices are located in Fraser on Utica Road just north of Masonic Road. To make sure you do not have to wait please call Canu Torrice Law at (586) 285-1700 to schedule a free consultation. Once you have set up a time to meet with us you will have a chance to explain your public intoxication and disturbing the peace charges and our criminal defense attorneys will diligently work on your case. I look forward to meeting with you so we can fight these criminal charges. I strongly suggest that you do not hesitate to meet with one of our attorneys because WE CAN AND WILL HELP YOU!

    Canu Torrice Law
    (586) 285-1700

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