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Indecent Exposure / Urinating In Public Attorney Michigan

Plenty of mistakes that you didn’t even consider were a crime can occur. When it comes to an arrest such as this, known as the following: Disorderly Conduct, Urinating in Public, and just Indecent Exposure arrests. These are indeed crimes and as crimes carry plenty of penalties both monetary and even a possible jail sentence, a criminal record, and maybe even having to register as a sex offender!  We’ll go over all the possible Michigan penalties and laws over these crimes.

Public Urination in Detroit

While the act itself is not necessary a crime in regards to the Michigan Penal Code, this law often varies from city to state, or even by township. Some have harsher penalties than others. You could face up to a $500 fine, 90 days in jail, and possibly even have to register on the sex offenders list.

Import Detroit areas to know about include some of the following:


Sec. 12-72.  Indecent exposure and obscene conduct. “It shall be unlawful for any person to make any unreasonable or indecent exposure of his or her person or engage in any indecent or obscene conduct in any street, alley or public or private place.”

Sec. 22-178.  Indecent exposure generally. “It shall be unlawful for any person to publicly expose his genitalia, pubic region or buttocks, or if female, the areola of the breast.”

St. Clair Shores:

Sec. 74-241. Indecent exposure. “It shall be unlawful for any person within the city to knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his person or of the person of another.”

Royal Oak:

Sec. 278-35 Disorderly Conduct, Public Nudity and Indecency. A person commits the offense of disorderly conduct if he or she: … Urinates in a public place, except at public toilets.


Sec. 20-3. A person is a disorderly person if the person is any of the following: A person who is engaged in indecent or obscene conduct in a public place.

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Indecent Exposure:

Is there a law against indecent exposure in Detroit Michigan? Of course there is. That law has to do with the following penal code: MCL 750.335a.

The details of this law are as follows:  “A person shall not knowingly make any open or indecent exposure of his or her person or of the person of another. Violation of the section is a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year, or a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or both. If the person was fondling his or her genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or, if the person is female, breasts, while making the open or indecent exposure, then the punishment is increased to 2 years imprisonment or a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

Disorderly Conduct:

Lastly we will discuss the law of disorderly conduct which basically includes several different topics all under one category. This has various fines as well and has a lot of different possible offenses all under one topic!

1)     refusing or neglecting to support one’s family

2)     common prostitution

3)     window peeping

4)     public intoxication that is endangering people, or causing a public disturbance

5)     indecent or obscene conduct in a public place

6)     vagrancy, public begging, loitering in a place of illegal business, including a house of ill fame or prostitution

7)     jostling or roughly crowding people unnecessarily in a public place

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