1,500+ Public Intoxication cases handled...and over 99.9% dismissed!

You have been accused of public intoxication, your reputation and job are on the line, and you need this charge dismissed. Look no further. My track record says one thing, and one thing only. CASE DISMISSED!

Many responsible social drinkers will find themselves facing a public intoxication charge at some point in their lives. You thought it couldn't happen to you, right? It can. I have represented doctors, surgeons, airline pilots, soldiers, teachers, nurses, an FBI agent, and yes...other lawyers...who were charged with public intoxication.

Police are arresting more and more people for public intoxication based on weak and flimsy evidence, and rarely do the police follow proper procedures in making these arrests because they assume no one will fight the charge. They figure everyone will just pay the fine and take a conviction. It's time to prove them wrong.

You should not simply pay the fine and receive a conviction

Although a public intoxication charge is a Class "C" misdemeanor, you should not simply pay the fine and receive a conviction that will hurt you in the future. Rather, you should seriously consider hiring a competent, experienced criminal defense attorney who can protect your constitutional rights and do everything possible to keep the charge off your record. Your future is at stake!

A public intoxication conviction can result in many long-term negative consequences for you

A public intoxication conviction will appear on your record for LIFE, as current Texas law does not allow you to seal or expunge a criminal conviction. Employers, landlords, mortgage lenders, insurance companies, schools, and volunteer agencies often require you to report criminal convictions, and will conduct background checks for criminal convictions when evaluating applicants.

In a tough, competitive job market, the last thing you need is a criminal conviction on your record. Furthermore, an alcohol-related conviction may be used against you in certain criminal cases to add extra conditions to a bond or to enhance penalities.

The lawyer who gets results...


To be simple and to the point, Jonathan Apgar did everything he promised me he would do, he did it with professionalism and efficiency, and he definitely reduced the anxiety of my charge. I highly recommend this attorney for your needs. Stop searching. This is the answer.

                             Mark C.
                             Public intoxication case dismissed in North Richland Hills

A recent testimonial


You've done a fabulous job representing me and you'll be the first person I call if the need ever arises in the future. Although I don't anticipate getting in trouble again, I know I have a wonderful attorney in my corner for anything I may need.

                             Mary K.
                             Public intoxication case dismissed in North Richland Hills

Keep your record clean!

Now for the good news: There is an excellent chance I can keep your public intoxication charge from appearing on your record.

I can help get your public intoxication charge dismissed with no conviction

By negotiating aggressively with the city prosecutor or district attorney, I can help get your charge dismissed as quickly as possible without you being subjected to an expensive, stressful, and embarassing trial where you risk a permanent conviction at the hands of a judge or jury.

Furthermore, if you are 21 or older, in almost all cases I can ensure you won't have to complete any community service hours or attend an alcohol awareness class as a condition of any deferred probationary period.

Since 2008, over 99.9% of my public intoxication cases have resulted in a dismissal of charges with reduced fines (or no fines at all), no classes, no community service...and NO criminal record!

A dismissal allows you to later expunge all records related to your public intoxication charge and legally deny it ever occured

In most cases, my pretrial strategy will give you an opportunity to avoid a conviction on your record, which allows you to expunge all records associated with your public intoxication charge and legally deny it ever occurred. Now even more good news...

I have had only ONE client out of 1500+ receive a conviction!

To date, I have over a 99.9% success rate in preventing final convictions for public intoxication, including cases where clients fell down in front of a police officer, vomited, failed field sobriety tests, scored well over 0.08 on a breathalyzer, admitted to being intoxicated, or were currently on probation for other alcohol-related offenses.

I have had only ONE client ever get convicted of a PI charge (as they say, no one's perfect...but I still think the Judge got it wrong!). Of course, no ethical lawyer can guarantee you a specific result in any case...but I'm proud of my track record.

I am always willing to take your case to trial if necessary

If my pretrial efforts do not result in an immediate or conditional dismissal of your public intoxication charge, I am always willing to take your case to trial. While it is very easy for a police officer to arrest you and charge you with public intoxication, it is difficult for the State to later prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt...especially when the State has no field sobriety tests, breath or blood tests, video of your behavior and demeanor, or other evidence to prove intoxication.

As part of your free initial consultation, I will discuss with you the strengths and weaknesses of your specific case, the defenses available, and the corresponding advantages and disadvantages of a trial, so you can make the best decision possible regarding how to resolve your public intoxication charge.

You should strongly consider retaining an aggressive, experienced lawyer to protect your rights and reputation

There is a limited amount of time to respond to your public intoxication charge and preserve your various pretrial dismissal options, so call or email today for your free case evaluation. At a time like this, you should strongly consider retaining an aggressive, experienced lawyer to protect your rights and reputation.

Another satisfied client:


Thank you for resolving my case in a timely and professional manner. I hope to never have need of an attorney in the future, but if I do I will most certainly retain your services.

                             Rhonda S.
                             Public intoxication case dismissed in Addison

Hiring a public intoxication lawyer is an important decision


"Good lawyers aren't cheap, and cheap lawyers aren't good!"

Most "ticket lawyers" offer a very cheap fee that seems too good to be true. Like everything else in life, you get what you pay for. Does that low-priced traffic ticket lawyer handle hundreds of public intoxication cases each year? I do. Will a low-priced traffic ticket lawyer personally give you an initial consultation that consists of more than just quoting you a price? I will. Here are some important questions to consider when deciding which criminal defense lawyer to entrust with your case:

How many public intoxication cases does the lawyer handle each year?

If you don't mind having a lawyer who focuses on traffic tickets, and who only handles a few public intoxication cases each year, then you should hire someone else. On the other hand, if you would prefer a lawyer who devotes a large part of his criminal defense practice to public intoxication cases, and who successfully handles hundreds of public intoxication cases each year, then you should strongly consider hiring me.

How involved will the lawyer be in my case?

If you don't mind having to deal with an assistant or a secretary all the time, then you should hire someone else. On the other hand, if you want your lawyer to handle all aspects of your case, then you should strongly consider hiring me.

How accessible will the lawyer be?

If you don't mind waiting several days or weeks for a response to your voicemail or email message (if you get a response at all), then you should hire someone else. On the other hand, if you want your lawyer to respond to your calls or emails within 24 hours (if not immediately), then you should strongly consider hiring me.

Is the lawyer willing to try my case to a jury if necessary?

If you don't mind having to plead guilty if the pretrial strategy does not result in a dismissal, then you should hire someone else. On the other hand, if you want a lawyer willing to take your case to trial if necessary and force the State to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt, then you should strongly consider hiring me.

How important am I to the lawyer?

If you don't mind being just another name and case number on your lawyer's docket, then you should hire someone else. On the other hand, if you want a lawyer who understands your questions and listens to your concerns, who takes your case very seriously, and who always tries to exceed every client's expectations, then you should strongly consider hiring me.

A recent testimonial:


Thank you so much for getting my case dismissed. What a relief! I appreciate all your hard work.

                             William O.
                             Public intoxication case dismissed in Dallas

Call or email today for your FREE consultation

Here's the best news of all: My pretrial legal fee for handling a public intoxication charge is one of the most competitive in the DFW and North Texas area, and it is a small price to pay if it helps you avoid a conviction that could be used against you by employers, landlords, mortgage lenders, insurance companies, schools, volunteer agencies, and others.

We accept all major credit cards for payment of legal fees.

My pretrial legal fee is one of the most competitive in North Texas

I personally manage all aspects of every case, and devote a large part of my law practice to the defense of public intoxication charges. I also handle cases that are in warrant status. Call or email today for your no-cost, no-obligation consultation.


Jonathan M. Apgar, Esq.
4131 N. Central Expy #680
Dallas, Texas 75204-2171
Phone: 214.521.2200
jon@schulteapgar.com


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