The man also had a €200 fine for public indecency scrapped after his lawyer, Fabio Giuggioli, argued in the Supreme Court that his client found himself in "desperate circumstances" when he was caught urinating in a narrow street close to a square in Lamon, Il Gazzetino reported.
The man, named only by his initials, A.T., told the court: “I’m sorry, but I was forced to use this road as a toilet. Attempts to use the services in a nearby restaurant failed.”
Giuggioli added that his client had suffered greatly since the incident in January 2009 and “no longer has a clean record”.
Anyone caught urinating in public in Italy risks a month in prison and being fined up to €210, unless, of course, it’s urgent.