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    sebguy Guest

    Urinating in Public - Consequences (NJ)

    What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Jersey

    I was given a summons ticket for urinating in public, and the matching code on the back lists it as a $250 fine. However, the ticket also mentions that a court apperance is required.

    What are the consequences of this ticket? Will this go on my permanent record, and could it have any negative effects in my future? Why can't I just pay the fine and avoid the whole mess in court? Will the judge possible stick me with something else besides just the fine?

    Any advice on what I should do? Get a lawyer?

    Thanks for helping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebguy
    What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Jersey

    I was given a summons ticket for urinating in public, and the matching code on the back lists it as a $250 fine. However, the ticket also mentions that a court apperance is required.

    What are the consequences of this ticket? Will this go on my permanent record, and could it have any negative effects in my future? Why can't I just pay the fine and avoid the whole mess in court? Will the judge possible stick me with something else besides just the fine?

    Any advice on what I should do? Get a lawyer?

    Thanks for helping.

    My response:

    Yes, get a lawyer. That way, there will be one more person hysterically laughing at you in court when the charges are read out loud!

    IAAL
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    Quote Originally Posted by sebguy
    What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? New Jersey

    I was given a summons ticket for urinating in public, and the matching code on the back lists it as a $250 fine. However, the ticket also mentions that a court apperance is required.

    What are the consequences of this ticket? Will this go on my permanent record, and could it have any negative effects in my future? Why can't I just pay the fine and avoid the whole mess in court? Will the judge possible stick me with something else besides just the fine?

    Any advice on what I should do? Get a lawyer?

    Thanks for helping.
    Yes, they can charge you with additional charges so an attorney is advised.
    If you didn't mind taking a leak in public, why shouldn't you appear in court, apparently you have little left unexposed?
    If your offense involved alcohol consumption, I would suggest joining AA or some similar organization before you are court ordered in addition to getting an attorney.
    Also learn the phrase, "May I please use your bathroom before I leave?" or some such phrase.
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    sebguy Guest
    Yea I made a mistake...I've been reciting the phrase "Excuse me, where's the bathroom?" every night before bed and I think it's slowly catching on

    So what else could they possibly charge me with and how bad can this get? I originally didn't think it would be anyting more serious than a fine, but I'm starting to get a little worried now. Will this go on any sort of permanent record that could hurt me in the future?

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