do I have any chance of fighting these charges?
If Defendant is going to trial, then this becomes unpredicable. First of all, you have to understand that the primary question will be: is Defendant guilty of acting in a way that fits the elements of the charges alleged
?PUBLIC INTOXICATION under Penal Code 647(f) PC
The prosecutor would have to show that you were unable to exercise care for your safety or the safety of others, OR you interfered with, obstruct, or prevent others from using streets, sidewalks, or other "public ways."
Someone in your situation may wish to argue that you were not unable to care for your own safety AND did not obstruct anyone because you were on your own property...RESISTING ARREST under Penal Code 148(a)(1) PC
The prosecutor would have to show that you were resisting, delaying, or otherwise obstructing a law enforcement officer while they were performing (or attempting to perform) their duties.
This is more subjective. Was there a struggle? This may be resisting arrest. But the officer's might in the arrest may be held against them.
In the end, the jury has to convict unanimously. It is very hard to get a unanimous guilty verdict on something. Also, the jury tends to vote with their heart as much as their head. A sympathetic jury may vote not guilty despite evidence to the contrary if sympathetic to police brutality, for example...
So there is a good chance at acquittal
in many cases. This one seems subjective enough to go both ways. Trust your attorney and good luck.
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