i was really drunk after thanksgiving and when i was walking home in my condo complex, the police thought i was a person about to burglarize a house...i was just drunk and the cop pulled a gun and told me to get on the ground, i didnt know what he was saying and then the cop came to me and threw me to the ground, and then said i wouldnt give him my arm, but my arm was pinned by the weight of my body and the cops body on top of me, then he figured out i wasnt the subjest yet i was arrested for resisting, can i use my intoxication to get the charges dropped, i didnt resist, i just didnt know what was going on and honestly i was out of it and just on my way home to hit the bed
No. Voluntary intoxication is not a defense in Florida. You seem to have other defenses, though, and you'll need to hire an attorney. I suggest hiring a local attorney for misdemeanors because hiring me, for example, would cost you travel and other expenses in most cases.
Retaining local counsel would be beneficial under that fact pattern.
Answer is for informational purposes only and does not create an attorney-client relationship.
The intoxication will not be a defense, but there may be plenty of other issues that will allow you defeat this case. Meet with an experienced criminal defense attorney without further delay.
This is not intended as individual legal advice and there is no attorney client relationship established by this answer. It is advisable that you seek individualized legal assistance. This is not a substitute for hiring an attorney.
You'll need to hire a criminal defense attorney to help you with this. Don't delay.
Andrew M. Bonderud, Esq. -- Licensed in FL & TN; The Bonderud Law Firm ,P.A. Andrew's posting here is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.
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