Butler v. State

CourtCourt of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
Citation91 S.W. 794
Decision Date24 January 1906

Appeal from Collin County Court; F. E. Wilcox, Judge.

Cy Butler was convicted of violating the local option law, and he appeals. Affirmed.

Howard Martin, Asst. Atty. Gen., for the State.


This conviction is for violating the local option law. There is no statement of facts in the record.

Appellant insists the case should be reversed because the caption of the charge reads, "The State of Texas v. L. C. Cole," instead of "Cy Butler." L. C. Cole was the prosecuting witness, and to whom appellant is alleged to have sold the intoxicant. In the body of the charge the word "defendant" is used, and the name of L. C. Cole is given as the party to whom the intoxicant was sold. There is nothing in the charge of the court to have misled the jury in the particular complained of, and we are of opinion that the clerical error of placing L. C. Cole's, instead of Cy Butler's, name at the beginning of the charge, did not injure defendant in any way. The defendant was Cy Butler, and the jury evidently understood such to be the case. No error is manifest in this record requiring a reversal, and the judgment is affirmed.

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  • Smith v. State, 21335.
    • United States
    • Court of Appeals of Texas. Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
    • January 8, 1941
    ...case comes within the rule announced by this court in Taylor v. State, 62 Tex.Cr.R. 611, 138 S. W. 615; Butler v. State, 49 Tex.Cr.R. 159, 91 S.W. 794. The record discloses that appellant made no effort to transfer the note to the F. H. A. in exchange for money, but immediately upon obtaini......

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