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In re Martin

Court of Appeal of California, First District, Division One
Mar 9, 1921
51 Cal.App. 706 (Cal. Ct. App. 1921)

Opinion

Crim. No. 976.

March 9, 1921.

APPLICATION for a Writ of Habeas Corpus. Writ denied.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

Raine Ewell for Petitioner.


This is an application in behalf of John Martin for writ of habeas corpus.

On reading the petition for the writ in the first instance the court was of the opinion that an order for the writ should not issue, for the reason that it did not sufficiently appear from the facts stated that the petitioner was entitled to the relief sought. Permission was granted to file an amended petition, on filing and reading of which the court is of the opinion that the application should be denied.

Two points are presented for our consideration:

[1] If it be true, as alleged, that petitioner is being again prosecuted for an offense for which he was once in jeopardy, he may upon the trial of his case plead such conviction and establish the identity of the cases by evidence, the burden being on him. ( People v. Faust, 113 Cal. 172, 176, [45 P. 261].)

[2] Petitioner also contends that he is being held to answer in the superior court of the city and county of San Francisco on excessive bail. If this be true, it does not appear that he has made timely or any application to the court below for a reduction of the amount. Until he has done so and been denied any relief, we do not feel that this court is in a position to entertain an application for a writ of habeas corpus on that ground.

The writ is denied.


Summaries of

In re Martin

Court of Appeal of California, First District, Division One
Mar 9, 1921
51 Cal.App. 706 (Cal. Ct. App. 1921)
Case details for

In re Martin

Case Details

Full title:In the Matter of the Application of JOHN MARTIN for a Writ of Habeas Corpus

Court:Court of Appeal of California, First District, Division One

Date published: Mar 9, 1921

Citations

51 Cal.App. 706 (Cal. Ct. App. 1921)
197 P. 365

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