One night, a businessman in his mid-30s was traveling through the Roanoke area and had too much to drink. Alcohol caught up with him and he didn’t recall exactly what had happened. Public intoxication in Virginia is a Class 4 misdemeanor and he was extremely concerned about what an alcohol offense on his criminal record would have on his employment.
He reached out to us, and we were able to represent him. Our client had spent a long time in jail without being in touch with his family, which is a mitigating factor. We also presented to the Commonwealth that he had been to counseling and that he was willing to do community service in order to avoid the long-term impact of a public drunkenness conviction. We attended two court dates on his behalf, and the Commonwealth agreed to dismiss the charge after he completed eight (8) hours of community service. Our client only had to pay court costs.
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