Disorderly Intoxication: Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight your South Florida Charge

Three men are enjoying drinks at a bar on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, little do they know that they might face Disorderly Intoxication chargesGetting the news that you’re facing a Disorderly Intoxication charge may leave you feeling confused or scared, but Rossen Law Firm is here to listen to your side of the story and fight for your rights. We’ll empower you with all the information you need to make the best decisions for your life and your case.


What is a Disorderly Intoxication Crime in Florida?

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


In Florida, Disorderly Intoxication occurs where an intoxicated person poses an endangerment to public safety or causes a public disturbance while impaired or drinking alcohol in a public place. 

FLA. STAT. § 856.011 (2019)



Under Florida law, 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. 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 our office if you’re facing disorderly intoxication charges. We’ll 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 in Florida 

  • 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 in South Florida 

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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