State v. Egan
Supreme Court of Florida
287 So. 2d 1 (1973)
Egan (defendant) was charged in an indictment with the common law crime of nonfeasance, a misdemeanor offense involving misconduct by a public office-holder. At the time of the case, Section 775.01 of the Florida Statutes applied the criminal common law of England to any offenses that were not specifically regulated in a state statute. The lower court granted Egan’s motion to dismiss the indictment, holding that Section 775.01 violated the Florida Constitution because it was too vague and indefinite. The State of Florida (plaintiff) appealed to the Supreme Court of Florida.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Boyd, J.)
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