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Good evening. Pi as in public intoxication? You just want to know if that is a felony?
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Do you know the code he is charged under specifically?
It is alright. If the attempted unlawful entry charge was related to a potential burglary, they can file it as a felony. A lot is going to depend on his girlfriend and her cooperation with the prosecution and what/was the issue was, which prompted this. If he did not live there and she did not want to let him in, he should have not tried to enter, since he did not have permission. I understand he was intoxicated BUT that is NOT a legal defense, to his attempt/actions, so it could be problematic. However, if she does not want to see him prosecuted, she can advise the State of the same and see if maybe they would amend this to a misdemeanor, likely disorderly conduct and not charge with a felony, since it could effect his livelihood.
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