Panhandling

Law
8:06 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Criminal Charges Dropped Against Durham Panhandlers

A Durham judge dropped charges against 14 people cited with panhandling illegally.

A judge in Durham dropped criminal charges Wednesday against 14 people who were cited for panhandling. Charges were filed under a new ordinance that makes it illegal to beg for money in parts of the city.

Chief District Court Judge Marcia Morey dropped the charges as part of the court’s effort to keep offenders out of jail under the condition they not violate the ordinance again and seek help with health, addiction, housing or employment issues.

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Politics & Government
9:31 am
Thu August 22, 2013

Panhandling Violators To Get Help In Durham

A homemade solicitation sign and cup.
Credit Brokensphere via Wikimedia Commons

Leoneda Inge reports on Durham solicitation ordinance.

People ticketed for breaking panhandling rules in Durham may soon be able to avoid the criminal court system.  The change would mean sending violators of the solicitation or panhandling ordinance through Community Life Court – instead of paying fines or doing time in jail.

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