Public Urination Citations in the City of Chicago (8-4-081)

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8-4-081 Public urination or defecation:

Any person who urinates or defecates on the public way, or on any outdoor public property, or on any outdoor private property, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not less than $100.00 nor more than $500.00, or incarcerated for no less than five days and no more than ten days, or both fined and incarcerated. This ordinance shall not apply to use of a temporary or permanent structure or enclosure erected outdoors for use as a toilet facility.

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If you were cited unfairly, fight the Citation!!

The Officers written narrative on the ticket suffices for sworn testimony. In plain English: The Officer who cited you does not have to be present in court for you to be found liable.

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Any witnesses that can corraborate your story are always helpful.

The more witnesses the better.

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Always go to your court date or send a representative.

This is the biggie. If you blow off the court date you will be defaulted with and given a $500 fine + $40 in court costs - OUCH!! If you cannot appear have someone appear on your behalf.

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