Lambert v. CaliforniaAnnotate this Case
355 U.S. 225 (1957)
U.S. Supreme Court
Lambert v. California, 355 U.S. 225 (1957)
Lambert v. California
Argued April 3, 1957
Restored to the docket for reargument June 3, 1957
Reargued October 16-17, 1957
Decided December 16, 1957
355 U.S. 225
A Los Angeles municipal ordinance makes it an offense for a person who has been convicted of a crime punishable in California as a felony to remain in the City or more than five days without registering with the Chief of Police. On appeal from a conviction for failure to register,
Held: when applied to a person who.has no actual knowledge of his duty to register, and where no showing is made of the probability of such knowledge, this ordinance violates the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Pp. 355 U. S. 226-230.
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