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I am trying to find out what the panhandling laws in AL are (specifically Mobile, AL). I haven't been able to find anything on this subject through internet research, so any help would be appreciated.
To be even more specific, I am wondering if one can be ticketed or arrested for "flying a sign" (standing on the side of the road with a cardboard sign, a common and non-aggressive form of panhandling)- And if one can be ticketed for this, what would be the charge?
Thanks in advance.
Panhandling is legal under the U.S. Constitutionís First Amendment. In Memphis it is regulated by City Ordinance. People panhandling are required to have a permit issued by the City and must abide by the conditions of the permit.
Panhandling, even with a permit, is illegal:
After sunset or before sunrise
At any bus, train, or trolley stop
In any public transportation vehicle or facility including loading and unloading areas
In any vehicle on the street
On private property unless the owner or occupant has granted permission
Panhandling is also illegal when carried out in the following ways:
By using profane or abusive language, either during the solicitation or following a refusal
In a group of two or more persons
In a manner which could be perceived as a threat
By intimidating or obstructing pedestrian or vehicular traffic
By assaulting or aggressively begging, including any physical touching
When using false or misleading solicitations
Anyone found violating these restrictions is guilty of a misdemeanor.
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