378 P.2d 783 (Okla.Crim.App. 1963), A-13257, Walker v. State

Docket Nº:A-13257.
Citation:378 P.2d 783
Party Name:Hugh M. WALKER, Plaintiff in Error, v. The STATE of Oklahoma, Defendant in Error.
Case Date:January 30, 1963
Court:Court of Appeals of Oklahoma, Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma

Page 783

378 P.2d 783 (Okla.Crim.App. 1963)

Hugh M. WALKER, Plaintiff in Error,


The STATE of Oklahoma, Defendant in Error.

No. A-13257.

Court of Criminal Appeals of Oklahoma.

January 30, 1963.

Page 784

Syllabus by the Court

1. An appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeals may be taken by a defendant as a matter of constitutional right from any judgment of conviction rendered against him in a court of record, but the statutes regulate the time and manner of exercising that right, and the appeal must be taken in the manner prescribed. 22 O.S. §§ 1052, 1054.

2. Statute in force on the date of the rendition of the judgment and sentence requiring defendant, convicted of a felony, to perfect his appeal within six months from date of entry of judgment was mandatory. 22 O.S.1951 § 1054.

3. The statutory time for taking appeal in criminal case runs from date of rendition of judgment, and not from time of overruling of motion for new trial. 22 O.S.A. § 1054.

4. Court of Criminal Appeals acquires no jurisdiction if appeal taken in felony case is not filed within the time prescribed by statute.

Appeal from the District Court of Tulsa County; Leslie Webb, Judge.

Hugh M. Walker was convicted of the crime of robbery with firearms after former conviction of felony, and attempts an appeal. Appeal dismissed.

Hugh M. Walker, pro se.

Mac Q. Williamson, Atty. Gen., Sam H. Lattimore, Asst. Atty. Gen., for defendant in error.


The plaintiff in error, Hugh M. Walker, defendant below, was charged by information filed in the district court of Tulsa County with the crime of robbery with firearms, after former conviction of a felony; was tried, convicted by a jury, his punishment assessed at 15 years in the state penitentiary, and he has appealed.

The State has filed a motion to dismiss the appeal, on the ground that the petition in error with casemade attached was not filed with the Clerk of this Court within the time provided by statute, and, therefore, this Court is without jurisdiction to hear and determine the appeal.

The judgment and sentence herein was dated October 12, 1961, and filed for record November 3, 1961. The petition in error with casemade was not filed in this Court until June 18, 1962, more than six months after the date of the judgment and sentence. The record discloses that the jury returned its...

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