I was cited last night for public consumption of alcohol after leaving my neighbor's house, directly across the street from my house. I left my alcohol on the sidewalk when the police officers approached me. They cited me for public consumption of alcohol. First off all, is the sidewalk directly across the street from my house public property? And also, what possible penalties will I be facing? I have past criminal history, including DUIs, from a different state (the most recent was from about 7 years ago).