It is official! In King County no one over the age of 12 is allowed to urinate in public. Previously seventeen cities within King County had local laws against public urination and defecation. As of Monday, in an effort to cover the unincorporated, rural parts of the county, the Metropolitan King County Council adopted legislation to make public urination and defecation a Class 2 infraction all across King County. The fine associated with such a violation is $125. The ordinance applies to areas that are “generally visible to public view”; this includes, but is not necessarily limited to, “streets, sidewalks, bridges, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, parking lots, vacant land and buildings open to the public.”
If you or a loved one is cited with an offense in Washington State, it is imperative that you seek the assistance of a qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense attorney. The Seattle criminal attorneys that make up the criminal defense team of SQ Attorneys are highly qualified and reputable Seattle criminal defense lawyers that are dedicated to providing top notch, aggressive representation for those cited for unlawful offenses all across Western Washington and the Greater Puget Sound region. The team creates success by working with law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney’s office to ensure that all facts and circumstances related to the allegations are considered in creating the fairest, most equitable and just resolution possible in light of all the surrounding circumstances of the given case.