Have you Been Charged with Being a Pedestrian Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs in Georgia?
Georgia prohibits pedestrians under the influence of alcohol or drugs from walking on any road or the shoulder of any road due to the danger it brings to both them and drivers. If you have been charged with this crime, contact our offices today. Even though it may seem like a petty crime, it is always in your best interest to hire an experienced Georgia Criminal Defense Attorney.
Georgia Law O.C.G.A. §40-6-95 states:
A person who is under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug to a degree which renders him a hazard shall not walk or be upon any roadway or the shoulder or any roadway.
Penalty for Being a Pedestrian Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs in Georgia
A person convicted under O.C.G.A. §40-6-95 will be guilty of a misdemeanor and will be punished by a fine not to exceed $500.00.
Pedestrian Under the Influence Defenses
I was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs: Evidence that you were not in fact under the influence of anything that made you a hazard could be a defense.
I was not a hazard: People can be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and yet not be considered a hazard. This defense can be difficult to prove but would be greatly beneficial to your case.
What are Not Defenses
I only had a little bit to drink: It does not matter how much you have had to drink, what is important is if the influence rendered you a hazard.
It wasn't a busy road: The Court will not consider how heavily trafficked the area is that you were arrested. It is illegal to be walking down any road under the influence to the degree that makes it hazardous.
Having experienced representation is of the utmost importance when facing a criminal charge. Lawson and Berry and their team of Georgia Criminal Defense Attorneys will be available all the time to you – even nights and weekends – because your case is important. Call today and schedule a free consultation.