Public Urination Results

For a sample of some of our public urination cases, please click on the case summaries below to read a detailed description of each case.

  1. Manhattan Beach, Ticket for Penal Code 372, Case Dismissed

  2. Hermosa Beach, Misdemeanor PC 372, Plea to Infraction

  3. Long Beach, Urinating in Public, Infraction and $25 Fine

  4. Manhattan Beach, Urinating in Public, Code § 4.102.010

  5. Hermosa Beach, Public Nuisance (PC 372) Misdemeanor

  6. Manhattan Beach, Public Urination, Code § 4.102.010

  7. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination (PC 372), Plea to Infraction

  8. Hermosa Beach, Public Nuisance, Plea to Infraction (PC 415(2))

  9. Hermosa Beach, Urinating on a Wall, Plea to Infraction

  10. Hermosa Beach, Peeing in Alley, PC 372, Plea to Infraction

  11. Hermosa Beach, Charge of Public Nuisance, Plea to Infraction

  12. Hermosa Beach, Public Nuisance (PC 372), Dismissed

  13. Long Beach, Public Urination, § 9.25.010, $25, Infraction

  14. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination, Plea to Infraction, $50

  15. Hermosa Beach, Misdemeanor Public Urination, Infraction

  16. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination Ticket Dismissed, No Plea

  17. Hermosa Beach, Urinating Behind Bank, $150 Fine, 10 AA's

  18. Hermosa Beach, Misdemeanor Ticket to Infraction, 10 AA's

  19. Hermosa Beach, Ticketed in Parking Structure, Case Dismissed

  20. Hermosa Beach, Urinating in Parking Lot, Infraction, $515

  21. Manhattan Beach, Peeing in Broad Daylight, Plea to PC 415

  22. Hermosa Beach, Urinating in Parking Structure, Infraction

  23. Hermosa Beach, Urinating by Scotty's, Plea to Infraction

  24. Hermosa Beach, Public Nuisance, First Ever AB2124 Grant

  25. Hermosa Beach, Public Nuisance, AB2124 Granted, Dismissal

  26. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination, Diversion AB2124, Dismissal

  27. Santa Monica, Public Urination, Plea to Infraction, No Fines

  28. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination, Plea with $100 Fine, PC 415

  29. 2 Public Urination Tickets in 3 Months, Infractions for Both

  30. Fullerton, Public Urination, Dismissed After $300 Donation

  31. Hermosa Beach, Public Urination, Infraction & $700 Donation

  32. Santa Monica, Public Urination 5.08.110(D), AB2124 Diversion

  33. Public Urination, Hermosa Beach, Judicial Diversion

  34. Long Beach, Public Urination Case Dismissed by Judge

  35. Fullerton Public Urination, Reduced to Infraction, $50 Fine

  36. Female Public Urination, Hermosa Beach, Judicial Diversion

  37. Misdemeanor Public Urination Resolved As Infraction PC 415

  38. Trial, Long Beach, Public Urination Case Dismissed

  39. Fullerton, Public Urination, Misdemeanor to Infraction, $280

  40. Fullerton, Public Urination, $300 Donation, Case Dismissed

  41. Downey, Public Urination (Municipal Code § 4116), Dismissal

  42. Public Urination, Fullerton, $300 Donation, Case Dismissed

  43. Santa Monica, Urinating on Police Station, LAMC 11.16.050

  44. Female Public Urination, Hermosa Beach, Judicial Diversion

  45. Fullerton Municipal Code 7.110.010 Public Urination Dismiss

  46. Fullerton, Public Urination, Civil Compromise, Dismissal

  47. North Hollywood Public Urination, Reduce to Infraction

Anyone who reads more than one or two of the above case results will quickly realize that a ticket for public urination does not result in having to register as a sex offender and jail is not a consequence.

However, the penalties for public urination are no longer a $50 slap on the wrist and an infraction.While Hermosa Beach takes the most aggressive approach to this offense, other cities do, too.Most commonly, the ticket for a misdemeanor violation of Penal Code § 372 (“Public Nuisance”) or a city’s municipal code for “public excretion” can be reduced to an infraction, but not for a token fine.

Moreover, the availability of Assembly Bill 2124 to provide judicial diversion under Penal Code §§ 1001.94 to 1001.98 is not dampening the harsh fines and fees that prosecutors insist upon, especially in Hermosa Beach, where such cases are now handled by the Redondo Beach City Prosecutors.

It has been explained to our office that the reason public urination cases are handled with such a heavy fine in Hermosa Beach is because there is a city ordinance that prohibits restaurant owners and bar owners from using water to clean up the area outside their establishments.The intent of such an ordinance is to prevent pollution of the ocean with urine.

Public Urination Results

Instead, such merchants are apparently supposed to use towels and sponges to remove the urine and this is not only expensive, but time consuming and smelly.The solution is to try to rid Hermosa Beach of all public urination cases, which we think is rather hopeless because so many of our clients are tourists who will never return to Hermosa Beach.

We think the solution to such a problem is for the City of Hermosa Beach to improve its lighting of the public restrooms near the foot of the Pier and to install more signs giving directions to such signs.We also think it would be a good idea to install a well-lighted, public restroom in both of the two major parking lots in the downtown Hermosa Beach Pier Plaza area.

A few common factual scenarios seem to repeat themselves in such cases.Usually, the ticket is issued after midnight and usually, alcohol is consumed by our client prior to receiving his or her ticket.The client usually has no idea that anyone is watching, but may attempt to hide the act of urinating out of modesty.

Sometimes, an overzealous police officer will insist our client is urinating or that he saw our client urinating when in fact, our client was simply pulling a cell phone out of his pocket or extracting his or her keys from his pocket.

Usually, this is not the case.Usually, the client apologizes to the officer and does not contest the ticket at all.In Hermosa Beach, such tickets are often issued in the ground-level parking lot south of the Pier Plaza area (commonly near the north-east corner by the taxi stop and behind American Junkie and the liquor store and Baja Sharkeez).Clients also often receive tickets in the alleys off Pier Plaza (especially near the Mermaid and Hennessey’s), in the concrete, three story, new parking structure to the north of Pier Plaza and in the north-south alley behind Rock Sushi and Zane’s.

In Manhattan Beach, many tickets are issued behind the Kettle, near the concrete parking structure.

In Long Beach, the most common areas are in the parking structure off Pine Avenue.

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