Three men enjoying time together in the pub not knowing they'll be charged with a crime and need a criminal defense attorneyGetting the news that you’re facing a Disorderly Intoxication charge in Fort Lauderdale may leave you feeling confused or scared, but the diligent attorneys of Rossen Law Firm are here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights. A South Florida disorderly intoxication lawyer at our firm will empower you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for your life and your case.

What is the Crime of Disorderly Intoxication?

Disorderly Intoxication is a catch-all crime used by law enforcement to arrest drunk and unruly people.

In South Florida, Disorderly Intoxication occurs when an intoxicated person poses an endangerment to public safety or causes a public disturbance while impaired or drinking alcohol in a public place. If you face charges for disorderly intoxication in Fort Lauderdale, our dedicated attorneys are the ones to call.

FLA. STAT. § 856.011 (2019)


In South Florida, disorderly intoxication is classified as a second-degree misdemeanor and carries penalties of up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine


Give our office a call if you’re facing a disorderly intoxication charge in Fort Lauderdale. Rossen Law Firm has extensive experience providing a compassionate and effective defense to disorderly intoxication charges.

Facing a disorderly intoxication charge is stressful. Your life, your job, your family, your record, and your finances are at stake. We are here to listen, not judge, answer any burning questions that you may have and discuss our strategy to achieve the best outcome for your case. 

Contact us today to speak with a capable South Florida disorderly intoxication lawyer. Our team will listen to your story, discuss the best action plan, and see what resources may help you. One mistake shouldn’t have the power to destroy your life – and we’ll fight to make sure it doesn’t.                                                                   

Disorderly Intoxication Defenses 

  • First Amendment Activity: One defense to Disorderly Intoxication is when the conduct the defendant is alleged to have committed is considered a constitutionally protected activity. Conduct consisting of words or statements that are non-threatening or disturbing the peace is insufficient for a conviction of disorderly intoxication in Florida.
  • Private Property: If a defendant is charged based on an event that occurred in a public setting, the location of the incident must actually qualify as a ‘public place’ for a conviction to be upheld. If the defendant was charged under the second formulation of disorderly intoxication (involving public place) and the event occurred on private property, a conviction will not stand. 

Free Disorderly Intoxication Criminal Defense Strategy Session 

We’ve successfully handled many different disorderly intoxication cases and are confident we can give you the individualized and aggressive defense you deserve to protect your rights. 

Rossen Law Firm offers a FREE strategy session so you know how we’ll plan to beat your case. Unlike most law firms, we don’t put a time limit on this meeting.


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