Drunk in Public case dismissed in Victorville Courthouse, San Bernardino County.

On August 31, 2016 my client’s case of drunk it public was dismissed because the officer submitted only a citation and not a full police report, which is commonly done.  In order to prove a drunk in public, a blood alcohol test is not required.  The standard of proof is whether the defendant is blocking the roadway or else is so intoxicated to be a danger to himself and/or others.  Since there was no report, the DA could not determine whether this standard was met.  As a result, my argument to dismiss the case was granted.  All charges were dropped on the first pretrial hearing.


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