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Is Urinating in Public a Sex Offender Crime?

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Is Urinating in Public a Sex Offender Crime?

Urinating in public is truly an unacceptable behavior, period. Sometimes, however, the call of nature is too strong and you don’t have any choice but to let it go.

Is Urinating in Public a Sex Offender Crime?

Here in Michigan, urinating in public can be classified as an indecent or obscene conduct crime. There are actually a few charges you can incur if you are caught with the disorderly conduct of urinating in public, with the most serious of them being indecent exposure.

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Indecent Exposure Charges

According to Michigan Penal Code 750.335a(1), a person must not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another.

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Michigan indecent exposure charges may not sound so serious as other sex related offenses, but it can lead to jail time, fines, and probation. Also, if there is strong evidence against you, sex offender registration may be required on the Michigan Sex Offender Registry.

If the person who reported you for an indecent exposure crime has a clear record of you doing it publicly, i.e. public urination, this can certainly aggravate the charge. Learn more about aggravated indecent exposure here.

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Penalties for Public Urination

Typically, public urination laws include stiff penalties. Sex offenders caught urinating, which this disorderly conduct violates a local ordinance, could face up to 90 days in jail, a fine of not more than $1,000, or both.

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More severe penalties, such as needing to register as a sex offender on the sex offender registry, may also apply if a person is accused of the sexual offense of fondling their genitals, sexual organs, breasts, and/or buttocks in public. So, if you are ever charged with public urination, you must contact contact experienced sex offender lawyers as soon as you can.

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Get an Attorney!

Sometimes, mistakes like this happen, especially if you really can’t hold the call of nature anymore. Do not let this momentary mistake of public urination ruin your life. If you or someone you know is facing public urination charges, you must seek legal representation immediately!

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Hire Nicole Blank Becker, of Blank Law, PC, for Your Public Urination Case

Nicole Blank Becker, of Blank Law, PC has experience fighting all types of sex crimes and can ensure that you comply with all the legal procedural requirements so you can receive the most favorable outcome possible.

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Nicole will use her knowledge and experience that she has gained over her 20+ year career to aggressively fight for you.

Additionally, Nicole understands the importance of the attorney-client relationship and aims to build a strong one with her clients to ensure that they do not feel stigmatized based on their charges. Rest assured that all confidential or sensitive information shared with her will remain completely private.

Michigan Sex Crime Attorney Nicole Blank Becker

If you or another person you love is facing public urination charges, or any other sex crime/sex offense in Michigan, dont hesitate to contact attorney Nicole Blank Becker at (248) 5156583 for your free consultation. The sooner you do, the sooner our criminal defense attorney, Nicole Blank Becker, who is soely focused on sex crimes, is able to develop a winning criminal defense to ensure the most favorable outcome for you.

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