An Exposition of the Criminal Laws of the State of Louisiana; Or, Kerr's Exposition of the Criminal Laws of the "Territory of Orleans"
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...or who shall commit a second offence, shall be deemed incorigible vagabonds, and shall, upon conviction of any of the aforesaid acts, be condemned, at the discretion of competent judges, and according to the gravity of the case, be imprisoned in the house of correction and to bard labor, for a time not exceeding three years, nor less than six months: Provided, that nothing herein contained may be c'onstrued to deprive any person of the trial by jury when it may be prayed for. Sec. 4.' Vagabonds, suspicious persons and others described in this act, may be arrested upon a warrant of any justice of the peace of the parish where they may happen to be. Src. 5. It shall be lawful for any two or more justices of the peace, in case any person apprehended upon a general privy search, or by virtue of any special warrant, shall be charged before them with being a vagabond, a suspicious person, or an incorrigible vagabond, or be suspected of some criminal intentions, or of having com-mitted some felony, (though no direct proof be made thereof) to examine such person upon oath, after having duly forewarned him of the consequences of his giving a false account of himself, not only as to his nation and country where he was born, the parish or place where be was last legally settled, but also as to his means of liveli 5-2, VAGRANTS. liood; the subatance of which examination shall be put into and he subscribed by the person so examined, or if he cannot sign, mention will be made of that circumstance; and the said examination shall likewise be signed by the justices, or one of them and by them transmitted to the cleik of the county or superior court, at the end of the writings, to be there filed and kept on record; and if sncl person shall not make it appear to...
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