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In re Application of Wignall

Supreme Court of California
Mar 13, 1924
193 Cal. 387 (Cal. 1924)


Crim. No. 2653.

March 13, 1924.

PROCEEDING on Habeas Corpus to secure release from custody after conviction for conspiracy. Prisoner remanded.

The facts are stated in the opinion of the court.

Clarence E. Todd and C.P. Huey for Petitioner.

U.S. Webb, Attorney-General, and J. Charles Jones, Deputy Attorney-General, for Respondent.

At the conclusion of the oral argument the Chief Justice made the following statement:

The Chief Justice: The members of the court are satisfied that the first judgment pronounced by the trial court, which recited the verdict of the jury finding the petitioner guilty of the offense stated in the information, to wit, a conspiracy to obtain personal property to a value of more than one hundred dollars by false pretenses, was a sufficient sentence of the defendant for the term provided by law for conspiracy to commit a felony, that is, a sentence for the maximum term of ten years, as we construe section 182 of the Penal Code, and that term not having as yet expired, the prisoner should be remanded (sec. 182, Stats. 1919, p. 170; secs. 532, 669, Pen. Code; see Ex parte Kirby, 76 Cal. 514 [18 P. 655]; In re Mann, 192 Cal. 393 [ 220 P. 305]).

Mr. Todd: Do your honors rule as to when the first term begins?

The Chief Justice: From the date of the first sentence.

Prisoner remanded.

Summaries of

In re Application of Wignall

Supreme Court of California
Mar 13, 1924
193 Cal. 387 (Cal. 1924)
Case details for

In re Application of Wignall

Case Details

Full title:In the Matter of the Application of W. WIGNALL for a Writ of Habeas Corpus

Court:Supreme Court of California

Date published: Mar 13, 1924


193 Cal. 387 (Cal. 1924)
224 P. 452

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