While it may seem trivial, a public urination ticket in New York can be a crime. There are many well-documented cases throughout the country where public urination can quickly turn into a sex crime. One minute a person can be urinating in public, thinking they'll face a minor misdemeanor and the next minute, a child sees what's happening and the person faces a felony charge of indecent exposure or lewd conduct.
Sex crimes penalties are much tougher than misdemeanor charges. People face prison time, hefty fines and fees, possibly years of probation, electronic monitoring, restrictions on where they can live and other sanctions. Not to mention to stigma associated with being a registered sex offender.
So, while public urination should be treated as a misdemeanor, it can spiral out of control if a zealous police officer or prosecutor gets the case. This is all proof of why you need a criminal defense lawyer who has years of experience with these types of cases, who knows the law and the criminal justice system and will go the extra mile in your defense. Contact us and we will be there to protect your rights. Let The Law Offices of Edward Kiss, LLC, help you. Call us at 347-219-6991.