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Criminal – Public Drunkenness – Local Ordinance (access required)

A defendant charged with public drunkenness in violation of a local Loudoun County Ordinance, Section 654.03, cannot be convicted of public intoxication in violation of Va. Code § 18.2-388. The charged ordinance states that “No person who has arrived at the age of discretion shall be drunk in public.” The comparable or parallel provision in the ...

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