Public Intoxication Lawyer

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.

Santa Barbara, CA

Public Intoxication Lawyer Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Public Intoxication Attorney – Drunk In Public

For many, visiting the Santa Barbara area can be a pleasant and memorable experience. However, due to heavy tourism and college students, the Santa Barbara Police Department has a stern policy regarding those believed to have consumed too much alcohol. Many people have found themselves arrested for being “drunk in public”. Good people do not deserve to have their record tarnished by one act of indiscretion; we will fight to have the charge of public intoxication dismissed so that your employment, education or professional license will not be adversely affected.

Protecting Your Rights When Arrested For Public Intoxication

The crime of public intoxication requires that the prosecution prove that the defendant was so intoxicated that he or she could no longer care for the safety of him or herself or are a danger to the general public.

Public intoxication is a misdemeanor but can be reduced to an infraction with the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney. In many cases, a lawyer can go to Court for the client thus saving the person unneeded humiliation, embarrassment and the expense of travel and taking off time from work. Public intoxication can also be dismissed completely using various defenses we’ve used with other clients in the past.

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we vigorously defend clients against public intoxication and open container violations. Whether you were arrested walking home from a party in Isla Vista or found with a beer on your bike down on State Street, we have the ability to mount an aggressive defense and make sure your side of the story is heard.

Contact a Public Intoxication Lawyer Today

If you, a friend or a loved one is charged with Drunk in Public in Santa Barbara County, or facing Disorderly Conduct charges, don’t hesitate, pick up the phone and call our office today. We will fight to get you the best possible outcome in your case. We represent clients who live in Santa Barbara and surrounding communities, as well as students attending the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Westmont College and Antioch University.

Contact our Santa Barbara office at 805-965-3703 or email us at

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, and they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients' expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia, are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you'll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at .

Mr. McMurray was my lawyer when I was arrested by the SB County Sheriff’s department. I won’t go into details, but I was in serious trouble… Mr. McMurray was truthful and helpful through the entire process. I ended up avoiding jail time all together and I haven’t looked back since.  I can happily say he got me a second chance.


I couldn’t recommend Elvia highly enough. When the legal system left me hurt and confused, she fought fiercely and got me results.

Elvia believes in what she does and her passion shines through in her work. She couldn’t have done a better job for me and I know she’ll fight just as successfully for you.


Great experience with this law firm. Not only is Gregory extremely smart and resourceful, but has a profound understanding of the in’s and out’s of the legal system.


In a field that many people don’t know much about until circumstances force them to seek legal help, Elvia looks out for her client’s interests above her own. She responded quickly to my concerns and explained everything to me in a manner which I understood. Elvia is trustworthy and honest. I highly recommend Elvia!


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Or Call Us at 805-965-3703

Contact Us About Your Case

Or Call Us at 805-965-3703