My client was out with friends and bar hopping in downtown St. Petersburg. He wound up having a dispute over his bill at Five Bucks Drinkery. Security got involved and kicked him out. Once he was out on the street on Central Ave, the police swarmed him. He was quickly arrested for disorderly intoxication and taken to the Pinellas County jail.
My client had never been in trouble before and it was not an aggravated situation. I wrote a letter to the prosecutor explaining his background. My position was that he did not need counseling and that the arrest was punishment enough.
Just over two weeks after the arrest, the charge was dropped. The prosecutor agreed that the arrest was sufficient to teach him a lesson. My client will not have to go to court at all on this charge. He was very happy.