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Public urination in Morristown is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 or up to 90 days in jail or up to 90 days of community service.
Now, that said, public urination isn't usually punished with jail time, while that is possible. Instead, a fine and or community service is more common for public urination, potentially including probation.
You may wish to retain an attorney, though you are not obligated to do so. Your attorney may be able to negotiate a favorable deal with the prosecution, whereby the charges are actually dropped after a fine is paid and probation is served. It is a good idea to retain an attorney when facing a charge for which a large fine or jail time is possible and you may find that representation may be very affordable.
If an individual pleads guilty or no contest, he will be found guilty. Therefore, if an individual wishes to fight a charge and attempt to field a legal defense, he would plead not guilty. That said, to fight such a charge, it would be important to have legal representation, as many people are not able to defend themselves.
3-18 URINATING OR DEFECATING IN PUBLIC.
No person shall urinate or defecate on any public street, sidewalk or in any other public place or in any other place open to and used by the public or outdoors on any property. (Ord. No. O-34A-93)
1-5.1 Maximum Penalty.
Any person who shall violate any provision of this Code or other ordinance of the Town, where no specific penalty is provided regarding the section violated, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one (1) or more of the following: a fine not to exceed two thousand ($2,000.00) dollars or imprisonment for a period not exceeding ninety (90) days or to a period of community service not exceeding ninety (90) days at the discretion of the Judge of the Municipal Court. Where applicable, whenever each such violation is continued or permitted to continue such violations shall constitute separate offenses. (Ord. No. O-7-02; Ord. No. O-9-06)
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