Drinking in public has many related issues. And public urination is one of these issues. As a result, it’s no surprise that many states and cities work on addressing these issues. Just as public intoxication is a misdemeanor in many states, in some states or cities, public urination can lead to jail time. In others, it’s an infraction.
Interestingly, New York has no specific laws addressing public intoxication when dealing with alcohol. There are, however, laws governing public intoxication with substances other than alcohol.