Public Urination Still Illegal in Arizona, Appeals Court Finds
An Arizona appellate court ruled today that it is still illegal to take a piss wherever you feel like it and that Tucson's ordinance against public urination is not violating the Constitution.
A Pima County man, convicted of public urination in a Pima County Superior Court and sentenced to a year of probation, appealed his conviction, claiming the urination law was vague.
The man was arrested in July 2008 when a cop saw him urinating in an alley behind a store in Tucson.
After he was convicted and sentenced to probation, the man claimed the language in the public-urination law was unconstitutionally vague because it didn't define "public place" or "exposed to public view."
Phoenix Suns vs. Portland Trail Blazers
TicketsWed., Nov. 2, 7:00pm
Arizona Coyotes vs. Nashville Predators
TicketsThu., Nov. 3, 7:00pm
Arizona State University Sun Devils Hockey vs. University of Michigan
TicketsFri., Nov. 4, 7:05pm
2016 Charles Schwab Cup Championship
TicketsWed., Nov. 9, 9:00am
Seriously? If you're pissing in an alley behind a store, chances are you're pissing in a public place, but kudos to this gentleman for trying.
The Court of Appeals seemed to find the term "public place" as self-explanatory as we do and upheld the man's conviction and the wording of the ordinance.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.