Public intoxication is a very common criminal offense, but it is also largely misunderstood. Contrary to what many people believe, public intoxication is not a minor offense, and the effects of a conviction can remain with you for the rest of your life.
Drug possession is taken very seriously in Austin and all throughout Texas. The penalties vary depending on the type and quantity of substance one was found in possession of, but they are all serious.
Bail gives people the opportunity to remain out of jail while they await their trial.