Hello, You get the same two general options that every defendant gets. You can take a plea offer or if you think that you did nothing wrong, you can fight the case all the way to trial
. if necessary. Public intoxication and disorderly conduct are class C misdemeanors
in your state. A class C is the lowest level criminal
offense your state has. But still, it can get you a misdemeanor conviction and up to 30 days of jail if your case handled incorrectly. With a lawyer, if you have no prior criminal offenses, you can likely get this resolved in some way that could keep a conviction off of your record if you wanted to resolve this with a plea. If you want to try this case, which would probably not be a good idea, you should have a lawyer as well for best results. If you can afford a lawyer, have him with you at your first court
date, so that he can confer with the DA, and give you the information about your case that you'll need to be able to make an intelligent decision about how you want the case to proceed. If you can't afford a lawyer, plead not guilty when you are arraigned in order to keep your rights open. Then you can ask the judge to appoint you a public defender, who will take matters from there. If this doesn't touch on what you wanted to know, please reply here on this question thread and I will add to my answer.