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    Saggy Pants Get Teen A Contempt Of Court Sentence

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    A judge in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania recently issued a charge of contempt to a teen who wore saggy pants in his courtroom.


    A judge in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania recently issued a charge of contempt to a teen who wore saggy pants in his courtroom.

    On the day of the incident Adam Dennis, 18, was an observer at a preliminary hearing.

    The judge took note of his attire, which included pants slung about 4 inches below the waist, and asked Dennis to go remedy the problem.

    Dennis left the courtroom and returned with his waistline at an acceptable level.

    At some point during the proceedings, his pants traveled a bit south again, at which time Judge Wayne Maura cited him with contempt.

    Dennis did not make it to the recent sentencing hearing as he had moved and not received notice of the date.

    His lawyer, however, was there and balked at the judge’s decision that Dennis must pay the court 50 dollars.

    She pointed out that the boy’s pants were not causing a disruption until the judge pointed it out and made an issue of them.

    The lawyer also cited a Supreme Court case in which the bar for disturbances was set quite a bit higher than her client’s wearing of saggy trousers.