Teller v. People

Citation4 P. 48, 7 Colo. 451
Case DateMay 16, 1884
CourtSupreme Court of Colorado

4 P. 48

7 Colo. 451

TELLER
v.
PEOPLE.

Supreme Court of Colorado

May 16, 1884


Appeal from the superior court of Denver.

Willard Teller, per se, for appellant.

L. C. Rockwell and D. F. Urmy, Atty. Gen., for appellees.

PER CURIAM.

The motion to dismiss the appeal must be allowed upon the ground that no appeal lies from a judgment imposing a penalty for a contempt of court.

The cases of Ex parte Crittenden, 62 Cal. 534, and New Orleans v. Steam-ship Co. 20 Wall. 392, are conclusive upon the point that the imposition of fines and penalties in contempt proceedings pertains to criminal and not civil jurisprudence.

In our judgment, the proceedings in cases of this character partake sufficiently of the nature of criminal actions to warrant us in holding that they must be reviewed as such. Inasmuch, therefore, as appeals do not lie in this class of actions under our practice, this appeal must be dismissed and the cause remanded; and it is so ordered.

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8 practice notes
  • Laramie National Bank v. Steinhoff
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • June 1, 1898
    ...elements of willfulness and the specific intent as in all criminal cases. (4 Ency. Pl. and Pr., 766, 767; 20 Wall., 387; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451; Wyatt v. People, 28 Pa. 961.) The contempt alleged in the case at bar is a criminal contempt. (People v. Owens, 28 P. 871 (Utah); In re Whi......
  • Handler v. Gordon, 14720.
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • July 19, 1943
    ...23 Pa. 521.' [140 P.2d 630] It is equally necessary under our law that a similar particularity be observed, for in Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48, and in Dockerty People, 96 Colo. 338, 44 P.2d 1013, 1019, we recognized the fact that contempt of court constituted a crime at common la......
  • Bloom v. People
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • January 3, 1897
    ...that can be investigated is the jurisdiction of the lower court. People v. District Court of Lake Co., 6 Colo. 534; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48; Cooper v. People, 13 Colo. 337, 373, 22 P. 790; Thomas v. People, 14 Colo. 254, 23 P. 326; Mullin v. People, 15 Colo. 437, 24 P. 880; W......
  • Cooper v. People ex rel. Wyatt
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • November 1, 1889
    ...be extended further than an inquiry into the jurisdiction of the lower court. People v. District Court, 6 Colo. 534; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48; People v. O'Neil, 47 Cal. 109; Romeyn v. Caplis, 17 Mich. 455. [13 Colo. 356] Was the district court justified, under the law, in hold......
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  • Laramie National Bank v. Steinhoff
    • United States
    • United States State Supreme Court of Wyoming
    • June 1, 1898
    ...elements of willfulness and the specific intent as in all criminal cases. (4 Ency. Pl. and Pr., 766, 767; 20 Wall., 387; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451; Wyatt v. People, 28 Pa. 961.) The contempt alleged in the case at bar is a criminal contempt. (People v. Owens, 28 P. 871 (Utah); In re Whi......
  • Handler v. Gordon, 14720.
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • July 19, 1943
    ...23 Pa. 521.' [140 P.2d 630] It is equally necessary under our law that a similar particularity be observed, for in Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48, and in Dockerty People, 96 Colo. 338, 44 P.2d 1013, 1019, we recognized the fact that contempt of court constituted a crime at common la......
  • Bloom v. People
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • January 3, 1897
    ...that can be investigated is the jurisdiction of the lower court. People v. District Court of Lake Co., 6 Colo. 534; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48; Cooper v. People, 13 Colo. 337, 373, 22 P. 790; Thomas v. People, 14 Colo. 254, 23 P. 326; Mullin v. People, 15 Colo. 437, 24 P. 880; W......
  • Cooper v. People ex rel. Wyatt
    • United States
    • Colorado Supreme Court of Colorado
    • November 1, 1889
    ...be extended further than an inquiry into the jurisdiction of the lower court. People v. District Court, 6 Colo. 534; Teller v. People, 7 Colo. 451, 4 P. 48; People v. O'Neil, 47 Cal. 109; Romeyn v. Caplis, 17 Mich. 455. [13 Colo. 356] Was the district court justified, under the law, in hold......
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