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This is considered a "Nuisance" Offense. Depending o how you were charged you are looking at a fine of either $1000.00 or $500.00. Urinating in public place by adult is a violation of the health code He §5-503 under which a fine of $500.00 can be imposed. Or you can be charged under Md. Ann Code Article 32-17 A with a penalty of 1000$. While it is a crime (misdemeanor) it is considered a low level offense. If you contact the prosecutor you can probably plead and receive a deferred sentence - meaning that if you pay a fine and serve 6 months to a year probation the charge can be dismissed.
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