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it's always worth the fight to keep your record clean. tell me a little bit more about what happened - where were you, what caused the charge, what state is this, and how old are you
thanks for the information on the state
here is how the law reads - so if there were no tests done or anything showing you had a cds in your system then you should consider pleading not guilty and make the state prove you were drunk or otherwise under the influence - but if it is only a fine, then you could consider paying it and be done with it
PUBLIC DRUNKENNESSSection 5505 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (Title 18)
A person is guilty of a summary offense if he appears in any public place manifestly under the influence of alcohol to the degree that he may endanger himself or other persons or property, or annoy persons in his vicinity.
there is a penalty of $300 and/or 90 days
also, did she let you drive away? if so, then that is to your defense of not being under any influence