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Local Offenses

Some crimes and civil offenses are not necessarily prohibited by Maryland law at the state level, but are prohibited by counties and cities within Maryland. Some of these offenses are prohibited by local laws in every county in Maryland in some form or another, though often with varying penalties and scope, while others only exist in certain jurisdictions. These offenses are sometimes rarely enforced, and poorly drafted, despite the fact that significant criminal penalties can attach to them. Whether you are in Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Howard County, Frederick County, or any place else in Maryland, I can help you with these charges.

Whatever local offense you are charged with, whether it is public urination, public consumption of an alcoholic beverage, being intoxicated in public, or anything else, I can help. Call me at (301) 556‑8709, because I can help you win these cases.


Urinating or defecating in public in Maryland is unlawful, prohibited under a patchwork of civil and criminal county laws with different definitions and widely varying penalties.  While urinating and defecating in public is almost universally prohibited, there is no Maryland state law against public urination or defecation in public generally outside of the public transportation context, though other Maryland criminal laws regarding indecent exposure and the like may also be charged in these . . . .