I'm 18 so obviously underage and last Saturday night I was at my friends house who was having a party. At around 11 one of my friends left to drive his car home and crashed. He was drinking. Me and my buddy happened to be standing in the driveway of the house we were at when he crashed and ran over to see if he was alright. We also had been drinking. The neighbors came out and called the cops and so me and my buddy stayed around because we assumed the police would want us to write witness reports. Instead the cop arrested me and my buddy for public intoxicaion. He never gave a chance for me and my buddy to explain that we were only waiting there because our friend was bleeding from his head. We both got taken to jail for the night.
Does anyone know if I should plead not guilty and tell the judge what happened and possibly get it taken off or should I just accept the public intox?
note: I also got an MIP in May I don't know if that affects the judges thinking.
You should probably avoid drinking, but no I don't think you have a "case". You were in public drunk so therefore you got a drunk in public. It's not a big deal, I have one myself... I would get a public defender and ask him what you should do, because this is a forum and not a legal advice place.
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