We were all once teenagers and have heard of lovers' lanes. While we always thought of it as kids just having fun, there could be/could have been serious consequences.

Have you ever wondered what laws you would be breaking if you were to 'get busy' in a car in North Dakota?


For the most part, if you were caught "Parking," as some have called it, you would expect an officer to simply give you a slap on the wrist.

You would think the officer would just tell you to get out of there and go home, right?

Let me run another scenario by you. What if the officer didn't do that? What if they threw the book at you? Here's what could happen.


Breaking The Law

If you were caught 'hooking up' in a car, you could actually be breaking several laws.

Really what it boils down to is location.

If you are at a public place where others gather, you might find yourself in quite a bit of trouble. If your car was parked at a park, for example, you could be charged with "Fornication."

Under Chapter 12 of the North Dakota Century Code, it states that a person engaging in a sexual activity in a public place, could be found guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.

That could result in 1 year in prison and/or a fine of $2000.

The charges could get much more serious if children are in this public place and/or you are near a school. You could get a charge for "Indecent exposure" and even have to register as a sex offender.


Private Property

If you put some thought into the location and found yourself in a remote/secluded area to 'get busy' in your car, you might think you're safe.

That's not necessarily the case. If a cop comes knocking on your window when you think you've found the perfect hiding spot, it's probably because you're on private property and the landowners called the police.

Something like this could be considered trespassing. That's a Class B misdemeanor that could result in 30 days in jail and a $1500 fine. Yikes!

The harsh truth is that you're really not safe from the law when it comes to car-related shenanigans. If you have the will, you might want to find another way.


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