Prior to being represented by counsel, the client represented himself and was found guilty of misdemeanor Public Intoxication. Upon hiring attorney Medvin and appealing the conviction, the client’s destiny was reversed and the charge was set for dismissal instead of conviction.

Courthouse: Arlington General Circuit Court, 1425 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington Virginia.

County of Arlington: § 17-7. Public Intoxication and Profanity.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to be intoxicated or to profanely curse or swear in any public place in the County.
B. For the purposes of this section, “intoxicated” shall mean a condition in which a person has consumed enough alcoholic beverages, narcotic drugs, or other intoxicants or drugs of whatever nature, to observably affect his manner, disposition, speech, muscular movement, general appearance, or behavior.
C. Any person convicted of such public intoxication or profanity shall be guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor.

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