Pennsylvania statute that authorizes a jury to impose costs on an acquitted misdemeanor defendant and subjects him to imprisonment for failure to pay such costs is invalid under the due process clause of the fourteenth amendment.
Giaccio v. State of Pennsylvania, 86 Sup. Ct. 518 (1966).
John F. Naughton,
Criminal Law and Procedure,
Duq. L. Rev.
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