Criminal Law Keyed to Lee
Papachristou v. City of Jacksonville
Papachristou and co-defendants were arrested and charged with vagrancy and appealed on Constitutional grounds. Florida’s vagrancy ordinance provides a prohibition of several general activities such as wandering or strolling without any lawful purpose, standing around the outside of liquor stores, common walking at night, and men living off a woman’s wages despite the fact the man is able to work. The trial court convicted the defendants of violating the ordinance.
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