General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States Volume 1

General Digest of the Decisions of the Principal Courts in the United States Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...charged with a crime was brought, but before the warrant was returned, or any of the witnesses had been sworn, and before the prisoner was informed of the charge against him, asked the prisoner if he was ready to proceed, and the latter replied that he was not, because of the absence of certain witnesses by whom he expected to prove a state of facts relied upon as a defense; held, that the "examination" contemplated by sections 1144, 1145 and 1146 of the Code had not then commenced; and any declaration pertinent to the charge, then made by the prisoner, was competent evidence against him, though he was not "cautioned." State v. Oonrad, 95 N. C. 666. 45. Confessions made in custody, whether the custody is for the charge on trial or for another and distinct charge, are inadmissible against an accused, unless he was duly cautioned as the law directs, or his statements, found to be true, conduced to establish his guilt of the crime imputed to him. Neiderluek v. State, 21 Tex. App. 320. 17. Character; Reputation. 1. While a statute making reputation evidence of guilt is unconstitutional, a statute (R. I. Pub. Stat.chap. 80, 8), making the reputation of premises admissible in evidence to prove sale of liquors, but leaving the Jury free to find the accused guilty or not, is not unconstitutional. State v. Wilson (R I.) 1 N. E. 888. 2. In a criminal case, under R. S. 1915, the existence of a corporation may be shown by general reputation. Its existence may be proved by reputation, or by the printed statute book of the State, government or country by which such corporation was created. State v. Jackson (Mo.) 7 West. 278. 8. It is error to charge the jury in a prosecution for conspiracy to the effect that evidence of good...
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  • Paperback | 860 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,506g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485645
  • 9781236485649