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What is the penalty for public urination in GA?

Answer

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07/13/2010

According to Title 16, Chapter 6 O.C.G.A § 16-6-8 (2009) this is prosecuted as Public Indecency, it is a sexual offense, and the specific section is listed below:

TITLE 16. CRIMES AND OFFENSES

CHAPTER 6. SEXUAL OFFENSES

O.C.G.A. § 16-6-8 (2009)

Public indecency

(a) A person commits the offense of public indecency when he or she performs any of the following acts in a public place:

(1) An act of sexual intercourse;

(2) A lewd exposure of the sexual organs; [emphasis added]

(3) A lewd appearance in a state of partial or complete nudity; [emphasis added] or

(4) A lewd caress or indecent fondling of the body of another person.

(b) A person convicted of the offense of public indecency as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be punished as for a misdemeanor except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section.

(c) Upon a third or subsequent conviction for public indecency for the violation of paragraph (2), (3), or (4) of subsection (a) of this Code section, a person shall be guilty of a felony and shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than five years.

Upon the completion of incarceration, the offender will be required to register on the Georgia State Sex Offender Registry.