Harito v. State, No. 24272.

Docket NºNo. 24272.
Citation141 N.E. 57, 193 Ind. 517
Case DateOctober 12, 1923
CourtSupreme Court of Indiana

193 Ind. 517
141 N.E. 57

HARITO
v.
STATE.

No. 24272.

Supreme Court of Indiana.

Oct. 12, 1923.


Appeal from Criminal Court, Marion County; Chas. J. Willsie, Special Judge.

George Harito was convicted for violation of the prohibition law, and he appeals. Affirmed.


Joseph T. Markey, of Indianapolis, for appellant.

U. S. Lesh, Atty. Gen., and Mrs. Edward Franklin White, Deputy Atty. Gen., for the State.


TRAVIS, J.

This is a prosecution for the violation of Prohibition Law, Acts 1917, c. 4, based upon an affidavit which contains six counts, one of which charges the sale of whisky to a person named therein. Trial was had before the court without the intervention of a jury upon appellant's plea of not guilty. Judgment of fine and imprisonment followed a general finding of guilt.

Appellant brings this appeal and assigns as error the overruling of his motion for a new trial, the causes for which were that the finding of the court is contrary to law and the finding of the court is not sustained by sufficient evidence.

[1][2] Appellant fails to point out in his brief wherein the evidence is insufficient to prove every material element in proof of the charge against him. This is incumbent upon appellant to do. The insufficiency of the evidence to support the finding of the court does not become a question of law unless there is an entire absence of evidence on some one or more of the material elements in proof of the charge. Krstovich v. State (1917) 186 Ind. 556, 117 N. E. 209;Weigand v. State (1912) 178 Ind. 623, 99 N. E. 999;McCarty v. State (1904) 162 Ind. 218, 70 N. E. 131. On the contrary, it is shown in the narration of the evidence in appellant's brief that appellant sold to the person named in the affidavit one quart of whisky as charged therein. The only support by appellant for his contention that the evidence is insufficient

[141 N.E. 58]

to support the finding is an argumentative denial in the brief appearing in the argument based upon appellant's evidence in denial of the sale charged. Every reasonable presumption is indulged in favor of the correctness of the judgment of the trial court. Campbell v. State (1897) 148 Ind. 527, 47 N. E. 221.

[3] Appellant claims that the evidence in his behalf is so clear and positive in its denial of the evidence of his guilt that it is sufficient to overthrow the evidence of the state. The court on appeal will not weigh conflicting evidence, and, further, the evidence favorable to the appellant will be entirely...

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  • Nelson v. State , No. 24999.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • October 5, 1928
    ...some material element in proof of the crime charged to overthrow the finding because of insufficient evidence. See, also, Harito v. State, 193 Ind. 517, 141 N. E. 57. In Harito v. State, supra, the court says appellant brings this appeal and assigns as error the overruling of his motion for......
  • Mata v. State, No. 25888.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • February 24, 1932
    ...indulge the presumption that such judicial act was correct. Campbell v. State (1897) 148 Ind. 527, 47 N. E. 221;Harito v. State (1923) 193 Ind. 517, 141 N. E. 57. Unless there is an affirmative showing of error, the presumption is in favor of the ruling of the trial court. Elliott, Appellat......
  • Foreman v. State, 25,014
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 26, 1929
    ...Ind. 70, 121 N.E. 826. [201 Ind. 228] The verdict is sustained by sufficient evidence and is not contrary to law. Harito v. State (1923), 193 Ind. 517, 141 N.E. 57. Judgment affirmed. ...
  • Nelson v. State, 24,999
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • October 5, 1928
    ...element in proof of the crime charged to overthrow the finding because of insufficient evidence. See, also, Harito v. State (1923), 193 Ind. 517, 141 N.E. 57. In Harito v. State, supra, the court says: "Appellant brings this appeal and assigns as error overruling of his motion for a new tri......
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  • Nelson v. State , No. 24999.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • October 5, 1928
    ...some material element in proof of the crime charged to overthrow the finding because of insufficient evidence. See, also, Harito v. State, 193 Ind. 517, 141 N. E. 57. In Harito v. State, supra, the court says appellant brings this appeal and assigns as error the overruling of his motion for......
  • Mata v. State, No. 25888.
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • February 24, 1932
    ...indulge the presumption that such judicial act was correct. Campbell v. State (1897) 148 Ind. 527, 47 N. E. 221;Harito v. State (1923) 193 Ind. 517, 141 N. E. 57. Unless there is an affirmative showing of error, the presumption is in favor of the ruling of the trial court. Elliott, Appellat......
  • Foreman v. State, 25,014
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • June 26, 1929
    ...Ind. 70, 121 N.E. 826. [201 Ind. 228] The verdict is sustained by sufficient evidence and is not contrary to law. Harito v. State (1923), 193 Ind. 517, 141 N.E. 57. Judgment affirmed. ...
  • Nelson v. State, 24,999
    • United States
    • Indiana Supreme Court of Indiana
    • October 5, 1928
    ...element in proof of the crime charged to overthrow the finding because of insufficient evidence. See, also, Harito v. State (1923), 193 Ind. 517, 141 N.E. 57. In Harito v. State, supra, the court says: "Appellant brings this appeal and assigns as error overruling of his motion for a new tri......
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