DUKE V. UNITED STATES, 301 U. S. 492 (1937)

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U.S. Supreme Court

Duke v. United States, 301 U.S. 492 (1937)

Duke v. United States

No. 907

Argued May 4, 1937

Decided May 24, 1937

301 U.S. 492


1. A misdemeanor for which the punishment prescribed is not infamous but may exceed $500 fine and six months' imprisonment without hard labor may be prosecuted by information. P. 301 U. S. 493.

2. So held of Crim.Code, § 137, prescribing a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both, for the offense of attempting to influence a juror by a written communication. P. 301 U. S. 493.

3. The authority to prosecute by information is not limited to offenses punishable as defined in the proviso added to Cr.Code, § 335 by Act of Dec. 16, 1930. P. 301 U. S. 494.

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