Urinating in public charges happen far more often than most people think. For many, relieving yourself in an emergency situation in a dark secluded area is harmless. Whether that is the case or not, it is a class 1 misdemeanor in Gilbert and a conviction could mean up to 6 months in jail and up to a $2,500 fine. If you are facing charges for urinating in public in Gilbert, contact Rosenstein Law Group today for your free case evaluation at (480) 248-7666. We work on urinating in public cases all time, have an experienced attorney represent you in court to aggressively defend these charges to limit your life.
While urinating in public can be charged under Arizona State Statutory Law, the Town of Gilbert has prohibited the action in its municipal code Section 42-146. Specifically, the code reads:
“It is unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate in public or upon any public street, alley, sidewalk or park or other public grounds or in any place which is easily visible or readily accessible from a public thoroughfare or public conveyance, except where enclosed facilities intended for such purposes have been provided for.“
The Gilbert Municipal Code does not provide for probation as a penalty pursuant to Gilbert Municipal Code Sec 1-5. Generally, we see these situations occur in the restaurant and bar district in downtown Gilbert. It is important to understand that if an individual exposes themselves to another person while urinating in public, they could face much more serious charges—whether inadvertent or not.
Just because you are charged with a specific crime, that does not mean that you will be convicted of that crime. Not only can the government later decide after initially charging that there are additional crimes that they will charge—but oftentimes charges can be mitigated to lesser charges. Of course, these things greatly vary on a case by case basis. It is in your best interest to seek out speaking with a professional who is experienced with the Gilbert criminal justice system. At Rosenstein Law Group, our experienced and knowledgeable legal team has worked on hundreds of cases successfully like these charges in Gilbert. You can trust our defense lawyers to get the best possible outcome in your case for you in Gilbert. If you have any questions, you can call us anytime, day or night, at (480) 248-7666 or contact us online by filling out a form here.