What is the penalty for public urination in GA?

Answer

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July 13, 2010 9:10PM

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.

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