Can you get arrested for public urination (indecent exposure)? Find out!

So you have a full bladder and there’s no place to “GO”. What do you do? Pee your pants? No. Find a hidden tree? Not always as easy as it sounds! What about going behind an alley way dumpster? Hmmm. You better watch out!

If you live in any of the following states, you can be charged with a SEX OFFENSE if you get caught peeing in public. Get this though- you can even be charged for peeing in your OWN back yard!!!

See if your state is one of the following states to prosecute public urination and WATCH OUT:

Arizona Ariz. Rev. Stat. §13-3821 (if the individual has more than one previous conviction for public urination—two if exposed to a person under 15; three if exposed to a person over 15

California Cal. Penal Code §314(1)-(2), 290

Connecticut Conn. Gen. Stat. §53a-186, §54-250, §54-251 (if the victim was under 18)

Georgia O.C.G.A. §42-1-12, 16-6-8 (if done in view of a minor);

Idaho Idaho Code Ann. §18-4116, 8306, 8304

Kentucky Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. §510.148, §17.520, 500, §510.150

Massachusetts Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 272 §16, ALM GL ch. 6 §178G, 178C

Michigan Mich. Comp. Laws §167(1)(f), §28.722,723

New Hampshire N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §651-B:1, RSA 651-B:2, 645:1(II), (III)

Oklahoma 57 Okl.St. §582.21, §1021

South Carolina S.C. Code Ann. §23-3-430

Utah Utah Code Ann. §77-27-21.5, §76-9-702.5

Vermont Vt. Stat. Ann. Tit. 13, §2601, §5407, 5401.


No person shall urinate or defecate on any public street, sidewalk or in any other public place or in any other place open to and used by the public or outdoors on any property. (Ord. No. O-34A-93)

Simple enough, however, there is no penalty listed for violating this ordinance. So, we look to the general provisions, since there is no specific penalty:

1-5.1 Maximum Penalty.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this Code or other ordinance of the Town, where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section violated, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one (1) or more of the following: a fine not to exceed two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days or to a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days at the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court. Where applicable, whenever each such violation is continued or permitted to continue such violations shall constitute separate offenses. (Ord. No. O-7-02; Ord. No. O-9-06)

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Peeing in Public is a SEX OFFENSE in several states

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