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Lawyer may appeal saggy pants citation, $50 fine

June 9, 2014
Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for an eastern Pennsylvania man says she may appeal a $50 fine imposed over the man's droopy pants during a court proceeding last month.

The Express-Times of Easton said (http://bit.ly/1pwUxgc ) 18-year-old Adam Dennis of Macungie was fined Monday after getting a summary contempt citation last month because of his appearance inside the Lehigh County Courthouse.

Defense attorney Kimberly Makoul tells the newspaper it's a bad precedent, noting he was a spectator and not a defendant or witness. She argues his attire wasn't disruptive before District Judge Wayne Maura drew attention to it.

A sign on the door at Maura's office directs people to "pull your pants up" and shows a cartoon of three people wearing baggy pants. It warns they won't be assisted without proper attire.

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Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times, http://www.lehighvalleylive.com

 
 

 

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