Public Urination is a criminal offense prohibiting a person urinating in a public place or area with public access. The individual need not be drunk or intoxicated, although being intoxicated often goes hand in hand with Public Urination. Often, an officer will charge both offenses.
Austin City Ordinance ?? 9-4-15 URINATING OR DEFECATING IN PUBLIC PROHIBITED makes it illegal for a person to urinate or defecate in or on a public street, alley, sidewalk, yard, park, building, structure, plaza, or utility right-of-way or other public place; or in public view.
For individuals arrested for Public Urination, the punishment is a Class C Misdemeanor, meaning the individial could face fines of up to $500. An offense under this section is not jailable. *It is of great concern that a Public Urination Citation or Arrest can lead to charges of Indecent Exposure, which is a serious charge. Indecent Exposure can have grave consequences, such as Lifetime Registration as a Sex Offender or Sexual Preditor. If you have a Public Urination charge or ticket pending, contact a Lawyer immediatly to take swift action against Sexual Offense Charges being filed or contemplated by the State.
The most common Public Urination Arrests are the result of an officers typically observing the individual urinating in public.
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