Report: Orlando City Commissioner Arrested For Public Intoxication And Disorderly Conduct While Out Of State In 2022
According to a report from West Orlando News, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill was arrested and charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct while out of state last year. The incident occurred in Birmingham, Alabama. Both alleged offenses are also crimes in Florida. In this article, Orlando criminal defense lawyer provides an overview of the charges filed in this case.
Allegations: Public Intoxication and Disorderly Conduct By City Official With Out-of-State
As confirmed by West Orlando News, Orlando City Commissioner Regina Hill was secretly arrested last year in Birmingham, AL for public intoxication and disorderly conduct, The incident happened following a holiday celebration. She was booked and taken into custody for nearly six hours. Law enforcement confirmed that $800 in bond was paid.
An Overview of Public Intoxication Charges in Florida
In Florida, the offense of public intoxication is officially referred to as “disorderly intoxication.” It is covered by Florida Statutes § 856.011. Under the law, it is illegal for a person to be intoxicated and endanger the safety of another person or property, or to drink in public places and cause a disturbance. It is a misdemeanor criminal offense. Public intoxication without endangering the safety of persons or property is not a crime in Florida.
An Overview of Disorderly Conduct Charges in Florida
Disorderly conduct is a separate criminal offense in Florida. Under state law (Florida Statutes § 877.03), it is unlawful to act in a manner that corrupts the public morals, outrage the sense of public decency, or affect the peace and quiet of other people. Disorderly conduct is a second degree misdemeanor offense in Florida. If convicted of disorderly conduct in Orlando, a person could face up to 60 days in jail along with other criminal sanctions.
You Need a Local Attorney if Arrested While Visiting Another State
Most criminal charges are filed under state law. If you are arrested and charged with a state-level criminal offense, it is imperative that you have a local attorney on your side. For example, imagine that you were visiting Orlando and find yourself arrested and facing a criminal charge. You need a defense lawyer who is on the ground in Orlando and who has a comprehensive understanding of Florida’s criminal laws and criminal justice system. No matter the circumstances you are facing, your Orlando, FL criminal defense lawyer can review your situation, explain your options, and help you build the most effective defense strategy.
Schedule a Confidential Consultation With an Orlando, FL Criminal Defense Lawyer
At The Baez Law Firm, our Florida criminal defense advocate is a strong, aggressive, and reliable representative for the rights of clients. If you or your loved one was arrested for public intoxication and/or disorderly conduct, we are here to help. Contact us right away for your strictly confidential, no obligation case review. Our firm defends criminal charges in Orlando, Orange County, and all across Central Florida.