Public Drunkeness

Public Drunkeness

Public Drunkeness can get you in serious trouble. In Oklahoma, it is unlawful to consume or be intoxicated by any intoxicating substance in any public place, or private road or in any street car or other passenger vehicle unless authorized by the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act. It is also unlawful to be intoxicated and disturb the peace of any person. If convicted you will be guilty of a misdemeanor

Punishment for Public Drunkeness in Tulsa

Okla. Stat. tit. 37A § 6-101.

Public Drunkeness in Tulsa is punishable by five (5) to thirty (30) days and/or a fine of $10 to $100. 

Title 37A. Alcoholic Beverages
Section 6-101 – Personal Prohibited Acts – Violations 

Any person who shall engage in any of the following and disturb the peace of any person:

1. In any public place, or in or upon any passenger coach, streetcar, or in or upon any other vehicle commonly used for the transportation of passengers, or in or about any depot, platform, waiting station or room, drink or otherwise consume any intoxicating liquor unless authorized by the Oklahoma Alcoholic Beverage Control Act, intoxicating substance or intoxicating compound of any kind, or inhale glue, paint or other intoxicating substance;

2. Be drunk or intoxicated in any public or private road, or in any passenger coach, streetcar or any public place or building, or at any public gathering, from drinking or consuming such intoxicating liquor, intoxicating substance or intoxicating compound or from inhalation of glue, paint or other intoxicating substance; or

3. Be drunk or intoxicated from any cause,

…shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than Ten Dollars ($10.00), nor more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or by imprisonment for not less than five (5) days nor more than thirty (30) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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