The maximum fine for being intoxicated in a public place is a class E Fine. Section 4 of the Criminal Justice (Public Order) Act 1994 gives the Gardaí the power to seize the intoxicating substance (normally, the alcohol) where they suspect that an offence of being intoxicated in a public place is being committed. Section 23B has been inserted in the Act by section 184 of the criminal justice act 2006 and provides for a fixed charge fine instead of court proceedings for being intoxicated in a public place. This fixed charge find, currently €100, may be set and varied by the Minister for Justice and Equality.
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