Hill v. State, 28757

Decision Date16 January 1957
Docket NumberNo. 28757,28757
Citation164 Tex.Crim. 146,297 S.W.2d 679
PartiesCornelius HILL, Appellant, v. The STATE of Texas, Appellee.
CourtTexas Court of Criminal Appeals

C. C. Divine, Houston, for appellant.

Dan Walton, Dist. Atty., Houston, Eugene Brady and Thomas D. White, Asst. Dist. Attys., Houston, Leon B. Douglas, State's Atty., Austin, for the State.


The complaint and information alleged that appellant unlawfully sold whisky in a wet area without first having procured a permit to sell such liquor from the Texas Liquor Control Board, or from the Administrator of such Board.

The offense charged is defined in art. 666-4(a), V.A.P.C., and the court, upon appellant's plea of guilty, entered judgment assessing the punishment at four months in jail, which is within the terms of Sec. 41 of art. 666, V.A.P.C.

The sole question raised on the appeal is the contention that the punishment applicable to the offense is a fine of not more than $50 as provided in art. 666-4(c), Par. (3), V.A.P.C.

Art. 666-4(c) is a separate section from art. 666-4(a) and the punishment provided in Par. (3) of art. 666-4(c) applies alone to the offense defined in Paragraph (1) of said Section of art. 666-4(c), V.A.P.C. H.B. 8, Acts 48th Leg., p. 339, ch. 221, Sec. 1.

The trial court did not err in applying the punishment fixed in art. 666-41, V.A.P.C., such being the punishment provided for the violation of any provision of Article 666 for which a definite punishment is not provided. S.B. 117, Acts 48th Leg., p. 509, ch. 325, Sec. 8. Hill v. State, Tex.Cr.App., 290 S.W.2d 677; Skaggs v. State, 157 Tex.Cr.R. 195, 247 S.W.2d 906; Shafer v. State, 151 Tex.Cr.R. 558, 209 S.W.2d 599.

The judgment is affirmed.

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    • United States
    • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
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