Criminal charges

public intoxication

Public intoxication or drunk and disorderly laws vary from state to state, but generally these charges occur when a person displays some evidence of intoxication in a public place. The intoxicated person is usually being obnoxious, aggressive, or violating the rights of others, or rules that are associated with a particular venue.

State Statutes for the State of Texas

Federal Statutes

Disorderly Conduct and Public Intoxication Laws
Whether you've witnessed a bar brawl, a heated argument in a public space, or someone staggering on the sidewalk after one too many drinks, you've likely encountered instances that could be classified under disorderly conduct or public intoxication.
Can You Get Arrested for Drinking in Public?
While there is no federal law against drinking in public, many state and municipal governments have some form of regulations around where alcohol may be consumed.