Troy Michigan City Criminal Ordinances – Indecent Conduct

The following are misdemeanor indecent conduct offenses that are regularly prosecuted by the Troy Michigan city attorney under the Troy Michigan local ordinances.  The numbers listed below are from the Troy Criminal Code at the time of this blog:

98.03.01  Indecent Exposure.  No person shall make any indecent exhibition or exposure of his or her person.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.02  Indecent Conduct.  No person shall engage on any indecent or obscene conduct in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.03  Obscene Language.  No person shall utter vile, profane or obscene language in any public place.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.04  Urinate in Public.  No person shall urinate in any public place other than a designated lavatory.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.05  Window Peeping.  No person shall peep in the windows of any inhabited place without the consent of the occupant.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.06  Prostitution.  No person shall engage in prostitution.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.07  Maintain Gaming Room.  No person shall keep or maintain a gaming room, gaming tables, or any policy or pool tickets, used for gambling.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.08  Permit Gaming Room on Premises.  No person shall knowingly permit a gaming room, gaming tables, or any policy or pool tickets to be kept, maintained, played, or sold on any premises occupied or controlled by him or her.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 93 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.09  Engage in Illegal Business.  No person shall engage in prostitution, gambling, the illegal sale of intoxicating liquor, or any other illegal or immoral business or occupation.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.10  Transport to Place of Illegal Act.   No person shall knowingly transport any person to a place where prostitution or gambling is practiced, encouraged, or allowed for the purpose of enabling a person to engage in gambling, prostitution, or any illegal or immoral act.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.11  Frequent Place of Illegal Business.  No person shall knowingly attend, frequent, operate or be an occupant or resident of any place where any illegal business or occupation is permitted or conducted by the owner or occupant of the premises.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

98.03.13  Solicit Illegal Acts.  No person shall solicit or accost any person for the purpose of inducing the commission of any illegal or immoral act.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days or by a fine of not more than $500, or both.

According to Troy Criminal Code 98.01.03, in addition to the penalties provided above, the court may impose any sanction or remedial measure provided in state law for misdemeanor offenses.

A person who aids, abets, counsels, commands, or procures the commission of the above offenses shall be punished as if that person were the principal.  A principal is a person who commits any of the above listed offenses.  The word “person” includes any individual, co-partnership, corporation, association, club, joint venture, estate, trust, and any other group or combination acting as a unit, and the individuals constituting such group or unit.

When charged with an offense involving indecent or immoral conduct it is important to hire an experienced local criminal lawyer to assist you.  An experienced criminal lawyer may be able to help you avoid a criminal conviction and a harsh result, depending upon the circumstances of your case.

 

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