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Originally posted by Lysergic
hey man i had a friend get arrested at buffalo wild wings for pulbic intoxication
batstard cops always messing with us texans
So, you can go to a bar or restaurant and drink alcoholic beverages, but you can't get drunk!!
Can't even have dinner and a bottle of wine on a date anymore.
Public Intoxication Statute of Texas
49.02 Public Intoxication
"Public Intoxication" means:
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.
"Intoxicated" is defined as:
not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or
having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.
An offence under this section is a Class C Misdemeanor. An individual adjudged guilty of a Class C misdemeanor shall be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00. However, for a minor, the punishment terms are in the same manner as if he committed the offense of Possession of Alcohol by a Minor.
Burden of Proof
All persons are presumed innocent and no person may be convicted of an offense unless each element of the offense is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. The fact that a person has been arrested, confined, or indicted for, or otherwise charged with the offense gives rise to no inference of guilt at that person's trial.
Originally posted by LostSailor
Damn... Someone needs to invent a personal breathalizer so us drinkers can monitor our own Alcohol levels. Can't even have dinner and a bottle of wine on a date anymore.
Originally posted by Nygdan
They are going to be arresting the obviously drunken fools stumbling about the place, causing fights, conducting themselves in a disorderly manner, and otherwise disturbing the peace.