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What is the peanalty for being issued a citation for public

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What is the peanalty for being issued a citation for public urination in the Bronx, NY????
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 5 years ago.
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What code is cited?
NY Health Code 153.09 or 116-18

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
153.09
Expert:  P. Simmons replied 5 years ago.
Thanks

Its a misdemeanor in NYC. A misdemeanor is a criminal offense. SO it could, theoretically, bring jail time. Will you land in jail over this? Not likely. But you COULD be convicted.

HOWEVER, the court will typically allow you to "plea bargain" it down to a "violation".

A violation is a non criminal sanction...like a parking ticket. And you would expect a fine of $50 or so.

You can do this yourself, or you can hire a lawyer to fight this for you.

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