50 ‘most charged’ crimes defined
LOITERING and PROWLING
To prove the crime of loitering and prowling, the state must prove:
- Defendant loitered or prowled in a place, at a time, or in a manner not usual for law abiding individuals.
- The loitering and prowling was under circumstances that warranted justifiable and reasonable alarm or immediate concern for the safety of persons or property in the vicinity.
To loiter is to linger or dawdle or remain or move about without a lawful purpose.