Can I Be Arrested On My Own Property For Public Intoxication?

The Tennessee Public Intoxication statute creates a misdemeanor for being intoxicated in a public place and endangering yourself, other people, or property, or unreasonably annoying other people in the vicinity. Read more about the statute by clicking here: 39-17-310. Public intoxication. However, only public places are covered by the statute. Private property would likely not be considered a public place under the statute. Therefore, you should not be able to be arrested on your own property unless you’re violating one of the other parts of the Tennessee Public Intoxication statute.

If you or someone you know have questions regarding public intoxication or any other Tennessee statute, call Criminal Attorney Russell Thomas at 615-620-0891 for a free consultation.