2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 14 — Criminal law
RS 14:107 — Vagrancy

LA Rev Stat § 14:107 What's This?

§107. Vagrancy

The following persons are and shall be guilty of vagrancy:

(1) Habitual drunkards; or

(2) Persons who live in houses of ill fame or who habitually associate with prostitutes; or

(3) Able-bodied persons who beg or solicit alms, provided that this article shall not apply to persons soliciting alms for bona fide religious, charitable or eleemosynary organizations with the authorization thereof; or

(4) Habitual gamblers or persons who for the most part maintain themselves by gambling; or

(5) Able-bodied persons without lawful means of support who do not seek employment and take employment when it is available to them; or

(6) Able-bodied persons of the age of majority who obtain their support gratis from persons receiving old age pensions or from persons receiving welfare assistance from the state; or

(7) Persons who loaf the streets habitually or who frequent the streets habitually at late or unusual hours of the night, or who loiter around any public place of assembly, without lawful business or reason to be present; or

(8) Persons found in or near any structure, movable, vessel, or private grounds, without being able to account for their lawful presence therein; or

(9) Prostitutes.

Whoever commits the crime of vagrancy shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned for not more than six months, or both.

Amended by Acts 1952, No. 434, §1; Acts 1968, No. 647, §1.

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