TALLAHASSEE, FL — A Florida appeals court is overturning a contempt charge placed on an Alachua County teen who was struggling with falling pants.
The 1st District Court of Appeal ruled Monday that Circuit Judge Stanley Griffis had no reason for the contempt charge. The teenager, whose name was not released, spent two days in a juvenile detention center.
Griffis ordered him to pull up his pants, but the teen told him they would not go up. This resulted in the teen's mother forcibly bringing him to a podium.
The juvenile then said something which prompted the bailiff to ask if something was funny.
Griffis cited the juvenile for throwing a "tantrum" and disputing the court.
The appeals court said both the record and a video do not support the charge.