Hunt v. State

CourtSupreme Court of Georgia
Writing for the CourtPER CURIAM
Citation27 S.E. 670,102 Ga. 569
Decision Date05 May 1897
PartiesHUNT v. STATE.

27 S.E. 670
102 Ga. 569

HUNT
v.
STATE.

Supreme Court of Georgia.

May 5, 1897.


Criminal Law—Continuance.

Where an attorney is appointed by the court to defend a person accused of a felony, the court should allow him a reasonable time for the preparation of the defense: and where a motion for such time is made and refused, and the case is close and doubtful on the facts, justice requires that a new trial should be granted.

(Syllabus by the Court.)

Error from superior court, Chattahoochee county; W. B. Butt, Judge.

John Hunt was convicted of crime, and brings error. Reversed.

C. C. Minter, E. F. Hickey, and H. V. Hargett, for plaintiff in error.

S. P. Gilbert, Sol. Gen., for the State.

PER CURIAM. Judgment reversed.

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3 practice notes
  • Robinson v. State, 609
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • January 10, 1910
    ...if a reasonable time, according to the circumstances of the case, has not been allowed. (Jones v. State, 115 Ga. 814; Hunt v. State, 102 Ga. 569.) The denial of any time whatever is clearly reversible error. (12 Cyc. 503.) It is error for a court to refuse to strike out incompetent or irrel......
  • Hollywood v. State, 654
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • January 12, 1912
    ...Boid, 37 La. Ann. 781; Lindville v. State, 3 Ind. 580; State v. Louis, 1 Bay, 1; Comm. v. Winnemore, 2 Brewst. 378; Hunt v. State, (Ga.) 27 S.E. 670; People v. Carlton, 5 Utah, 451; King v. State, 56 S.W. 926; Lackwood v. State, 22 S.W. 413; People v. Winthrop, 118 Cal. 85; Blackmore v. Sta......
  • Cummings v. State, (No. 2315.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • June 16, 1921
    ...that the judgment refusing the continuance or the allowance of proper time for making preparation should be reversed. See Hunt v. State, 102 Ga. 569, 27 S. E. 670; Brown v. State, 120 Ga. 145, 47 S. E. 543. In the latter case it was said: "The Constitution of this state provides that every ......
3 cases
  • Robinson v. State, 609
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • January 10, 1910
    ...if a reasonable time, according to the circumstances of the case, has not been allowed. (Jones v. State, 115 Ga. 814; Hunt v. State, 102 Ga. 569.) The denial of any time whatever is clearly reversible error. (12 Cyc. 503.) It is error for a court to refuse to strike out incompetent or irrel......
  • Hollywood v. State, 654
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • January 12, 1912
    ...Boid, 37 La. Ann. 781; Lindville v. State, 3 Ind. 580; State v. Louis, 1 Bay, 1; Comm. v. Winnemore, 2 Brewst. 378; Hunt v. State, (Ga.) 27 S.E. 670; People v. Carlton, 5 Utah, 451; King v. State, 56 S.W. 926; Lackwood v. State, 22 S.W. 413; People v. Winthrop, 118 Cal. 85; Blackmore v. Sta......
  • Cummings v. State, (No. 2315.)
    • United States
    • Supreme Court of Georgia
    • June 16, 1921
    ...that the judgment refusing the continuance or the allowance of proper time for making preparation should be reversed. See Hunt v. State, 102 Ga. 569, 27 S. E. 670; Brown v. State, 120 Ga. 145, 47 S. E. 543. In the latter case it was said: "The Constitution of this state provides that every ......

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