Question Details:Can I get community service or probation? What do I say to the judge at my hearing? I was told that diversion was not an option for my charge at my 1st hearing. I was picked up outside a friend's farm an spent night in holding.
The best way to not geta conviction for an intoxication in public charge is to consult with a criminal defense attorney for defense. One possibility is to work a plea deal with the district attorney's office where you are on court probation for a certain period of time and if you complete the probation, then the charge will be dismissed.
States take DUI and DWI very seriously these days. I think that your best bet would be to hire an attorney to defend you in the matter as soon as you can. If your state charges same as a misdemeanor then it will appear on your record. If they charge it as a violation then it will probably not. An attorney can make sure that you get the best deal for the ofense. Good luck.