What Happens When You’re Drunk In Public In Arizona?
While irritated neighbors or sober diners in Tucson may wish it was, being drunk in public is not a crime in Arizona. This doesn’t mean wandering around intoxicated is condoned or encouraged. Though you cannot be arrested solely for being drunk outside of your home, law enforcement officers still have recourse for handling intoxicated or incapacitated people. Any crimes committed by an intoxicated person are still crimes and they will likely become charges against you. Incapacitated Or Intoxicated? There is a large difference between being intoxicated and incapacitated according to Arizona law, though both involve impairment. Intoxication is simply impairment by alcohol...Continue reading