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Public Urination and Municipal Offenses

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Public Urination

Arizona contains many cities and municipalities with their own code of ordinances. These laws are made by the city as opposed to the legislature of the state of Arizona. These “city codes” define conduct which, if violated, may result in criminal charges.

City codes broadly cover a wide array of potential offenses:

  • Urinating in public
  • Traffic violations
  • Animal control
  • Public nuisance
  • Weapons offenses
  • Drug offenses
  • Alcohol offenses
  • Recreational marijuana regulation
  • Offenses involving minors
  • Noise limitations

The list above is not exhaustive, but provides an example of the types of municipal offense cases we defend.

Charged with Urinating in Public in Scottsdale, Tempe, or Mesa?

Scottsdale City Code Urinating in Public Lawyer

Using Scottsdale’s City Code as an example, urinating in public is a violation defined under their Code of Ordinances, Chapter 19, Sec. 19-19 (cited in Sept. 2022):

  • It is unlawful for any person to urinate or defecate in a place exposed to public view, except by proper use of a toilet or other suitable facility provided for this purpose.

It is a class 1 misdemeanor if you are charged with urinating in public under the Scottsdale City Code. A conviction is punishable by a mandatory minimum fine of $150, restitution, cleanup costs, and a misdemeanor on your public criminal record.

Phoenix Misdemeanor Attorney

While urinating in public under the Scottsdale City Code is just one example of a commonly charged municipal offense, we also defend people accused of violating criminal sections in other municipalities in Arizona:

  • Apache Junction Code of Ordinances
  • Avondale Municipal Code
  • Buckeye Municipal Code
  • Casa Grande City Code
  • Chandler Municipal Code
  • Coolidge City Code
  • Florence Town Code
  • Fountain Hills Town Code
  • Gilbert Municipal Code
  • Glendale Municipal Code
  • Goodyear Municipal Code
  • Mesa City Code
  • Paradise Valley Town Code
  • Peoria City Code
  • Phoenix City Codes
  • Queen Creek Town Code
  • Scottsdale City Code
  • Superior Town Code
  • Surprise Municipal Code
  • Tempe City Code
  • Tolleson City Code

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