Category: Public Intoxication

In North Carolina, as long as you’re over the age of 21, enjoying a few drinks isn’t against the law – even if you’re stumbling around the block to get to the next bar. However, drunken behavior can quickly turn into an altercation that is unlawful in our state.

What Happens If You Are Intoxicated in Public and Run into NC Police?

If you run into law enforcement officials while you are intoxicated in public, you may be taken into protective custody or directed to your home. Protective custody, even if it takes [...]