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What are the consequences for a public urination charge in

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What are the consequences for a public urination charge in Glassboro, New Jersey?
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It's a violation of the criminal laws of Glassboro. Ordinance 354-16.

In terms of penalty: Violations and penalties; disposition of fees. (354-27) “Each and every person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit and pay a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by serving a period of 90 days of community service, or both, in the discretion of the court.”

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you. What exactly does this charge entail though? Will I be a registered sex offender? Will my parents find out? Will this show up on background checks when I am looking for internships or future jobs? Will this go on my permanent record? Im kind of freaking out right now and I hope you can help me out in clarifying these questions.
Criminal citations are a public record. It's possible that anyone can find out about the charge. It can show up on employment background checks. If that's a concern, then hire a local attorney to accompany you to court to try and negotiate a plea agreement with the local prosecutor which results in a non-public disposition of the case.

A conviction will not result in being listed on the sex offender list.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So I will have to have a court date?
You will have to read the instructions on the paperwork you received.

If a person wants to contest the allegations or try to work out a deal, yes, one has to go to court.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
When will I receive the paperwork explaining that information?
If you received a ticket, read the ticket.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I did not get a ticket. What should I do should I call the police station and see whats going on or should I wait it out and expect some type of ticket or paperwork in the mail ?
If you did not get a ticket, then what happened?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I was walking back from a party and went to the bathroom behind a bush. Next thing I knew, the cops were interrogating me and asking me where I lived and where I was from. I was slightly intoxicated but I do not think I was charged for that. I woke up this morning and my roommate told me I was complaining about a cop stopping me for peeing in public so I started researching and seeing what exactly the consequences were, but I do not have a ticket from the incident.
If you were not arrested and if you were not issued a ticket, then don't worry about it. The cop gave you a warning.
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