A drunk and disorderly offence is acquired through disruptive public behaviour whilst being under the influence of alcohol. Whilst this is one of the more minor offences of the Public Order Act 1986, legal advice is strongly advised.
Drunk behaviour is sentenced with a maximum penalty of a fine in the magistrates court. Sometimes further implications can arise from a drunk and disorderly offence which are as follows:
- A conditional discharge;
- A maximum fine of £1,000;
- An ASBO (Anti-social behaviour order); and
- A DBO (Drinking banning order).
Drunk behaviour resulting in an ASBO or DBO order can restrict you from doing various activities such as drinking in public places or going to a town centre. Not only can this disrupt your social life, but for many individuals, this can drastically affect their work life. Many employers will not tolerate such behaviour and it is important to speak to a solicitor in order to discuss the affects it could have on your job.
At Bloomsbury Law, we have an ethos of compassionate professionalism. We understand this is a difficult time, and it is our job to make it easier for you. We will listen to your situation, answer any enquiries that you have, and advise you accordingly. If you, or someone you know, is seeking legal advice on a drunk and disorderly offence, please get in contact with one of our specialists.
Recent changes to Legal Aid have meant that funding is now very limited for criminal cases, we do not feel that it is possible to represent clients to the standard that we would think is necessary and therefore, we do not therefore offer Legal Aid.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.