No. 1393, Misc.

391 U.S. 596 (1968)


Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 3, 1968.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Earl Faircloth, Attorney General of Florida, and Harold Mendelow, Assistant Attorney General, for appellee.


Appellant was charged with violating a Florida vagrancy statute, Fla. Stat. § 856.02, which makes it a misdemeanor to be found "wandering or strolling around from place to place without any lawful purpose or object."

Officer Havens testified that he and Officer Carani were patrolling the Bird Road area of Dade County at about 4:25 a. m. when they saw appellant seated on a bench at a bus stop. The officers stopped and asked him why

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