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Public Urination in Michigan – Is It A Sex Crime?

Urinating in public is truly an unacceptable behavior, period. There’s no question about it but sometimes, the call of nature is too strong and you don’t have any choice but to let it go.

Here in Michigan, urinating in public can be classified as a crime. There are few charges that can be associated with it and the most serious of them all is Indecent Exposure.  Although indecent exposure charges may not sound so serious as other sex related offenses, it can also lead to jail time , fines and probation. And if there’s a strong evidence against you, they might require you to register as a sex offender under the sex offender registration act (SORA) as well. Typically, public urination offenders could face up to 90 days or prison and fines under $1,000 on average. So if ever you are charge with such offense, don’t hesitate to contact an experienced criminal sexual conduct attorney as soon as you can.


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Public Urination in Michigan – Indecent Exposure Sex Crime

According to the Michigan Penal Code, a person must not knowingly make any indecent exposure of his or her person or of another person. A more severe penalty also apply if a person is accused of fondling his genitals, sexual organs, breasts and buttocks. If the person who is charging you with an indecent exposure crime has a clear record of you doing it publicly, this can certainly aggravate the charge.

Urinating in public Michigan can also be charged as a local ordinance as public urinating which carries a fine or a sentence of 90-day criminal misdemeanor.

Don’t let this momentary mistake ruin your life. Sometimes, mistakes like this happen especially if you really can’t hold the call of nature anymore. Don’t let the public urination charge take over your life. Call a reliable Michigan sex crimes lawyer as soon as you can so you can defend your rights and ultimately your future.

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