What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? California.
I recently was arrested and charged with drunk in public 647 (F). I would like to give a short story of how it happened.
I walked my friend back to her coworkers apartment where she was going to spend the night. I get back to the apartment, drop her off, there was a verbal altercation which lead to a fight.
My nose was bleeding alot, and my had swollen shut, some minor damage to teeth as well.
I believe the verbal part took place inside the apartment, and the physical part took place just outside the door.
I walked away from the apartment and called to police because I believed I was attacked.
The police showed up, separated the apartment dwellers, and myself with one cop for each of us. After all was said and done, I was arrested and taking to a jail cell, just a single jail cell, and I was released the next morning with a 647 F drunk in public charge.
It has only been two days. I have no prior arrests, charges, or traffic violations. I recently graduated with two degrees, looking for employment and I have a graduate school application pending and one I am working on.
Can I request these charges to be dropped and in return complete AA counseling, and community service?
So basically I would like to ask the community here what do they think I should do because I have never been in this kind of situation before.