Kravis v. Hock, 27.

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court (New Jersey)
Citation54 A.2d 778,136 N.J.L. 161
Docket NumberNo. 27.,27.
PartiesKRAVIS v. HOCK, Deputy Com'r of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
Decision Date12 September 1947

136 N.J.L. 161
54 A.2d 778

HOCK, Deputy Com'r of Alcoholic Beverage Control.

No. 27.

Court of Errors and Appeals of New Jersey.

Sept. 12, 1947.

Appeal from Supreme Court.

Certiorari proceedings by Edward Kravis against Erwin B. Hock, Deputy Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control of the State of New Jersey, to review a ruling and determination by the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control adjudging prosecutor ineligible to hold a liquor license or to be employed by any liquor licensee. From a judgment, 135 N.J.Eq. 259, 51 A.2d 441, dismissing writ of certiorari, prosecutor appeals.

Judgment reversed.

54 A.2d 779

Irving I. Jacobs, of Atlantic City, for prosecutor-appellant.

Walter D. Van Riper, Atty. Gen. (Samuel B. Helfand, of Newark, of counsel), for respondent.

OLIPHANT, Chancellor.

This case presents an appeal from a judgment of the Supreme Court dismissing a writ of certiorari allowed to review what is termed a ‘Ruling and Determination’ of the Commissioner of Alcoholic Beverage Control which adjudged the prosecutor-appellant ineligible to hold employment in the alcoholic beverage trade by reason of his entering a plea of nolle contendere to an indictment for an offense involving moral turpitude. R.S. 33:1-25, 26, N.J.S.A.

Prosecutor-appellant was the licensed operator of a cafe located in Atlantic City where entertainment in the form of a floor show was presented. In August, 1943, his license was suspended as the result of an investigation by alcoholic beverage control agents which disclosed a lewd and obscene performance. He was indicted for the crime of aiding and abetting a lewd and lacivious entertainment based upon the same facts which resulted in the suspension of his license. On December 10, 1943, he pleaded nolle contender to the indictment and was sentenced thereon.

Thereafter, on June 8, 1944, appellant transferred his liquor license to his mother who still holds it. Because of the commission's suspicion that such transfer was one in name only and made for the purpose of allowing the appellant to, in fact, continue the operate the cafe, he and his mother were requested by letter to appear before the commission, he to be examined under oath, and he was advised that a hearing would be held to determine his eligibility to be employed in any capacity in the alcoholic beverage business.

Appellant voluntarily appeared, the hearing was held and he was examined under oath. He admitted his plea of nolle contendere to the indictment hereinbefore referred to, which was put in evidence.

The Commissioner ruled that appellant was ineligible to be employed by any liquor licensee in New Jersey because of his conviction of a crime involving moral turpitude and advised him of such ruling by letter enclosing a ‘copy of his decision’.

54 A.2d 780

The statute R.S. 33:1-25, N.J.S.A., provides that no license shall be issued to any person who has been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude, which...

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