Vannoyv.State of Florida

Supreme Court of Florida, Division AJan 4, 1928
94 Fla. 1175 (Fla. 1928)

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Opinion Filed January 4, 1928.

A Writ of Error to the Criminal Court of Record for Dade County; Tom Norfleet, Judge.


Pine, Cheatham Kehoe, for Plaintiff in Error;

Fred H. Davis, Attorney General; H. E. Carter, Assistant, for State.

The information in this case attempted to charge an offense under Sec. 5438, Revised General Statutes. It does not set out the "printed paper containing obscene prints, figures and pictures," by any certain description, or give any excuse for failure to do so. This case must be reversed upon the authority of the case of Reyes v. The State, 34 Fla. 181, 15 So. 875, cited with approval in the last paragraph of the opinion in the case of Smith v. Chase, 91 Fla. 1044, 109 So. 94. The indictment in this case is practically identical in its language with the indictment held bad, on motion in arrest of judgment, in the case of Reyes v. The State, above cited.



WHITFIELD, P. J., AND TERRELL AND BUFORD, J. J., concur in the opinion.