Clarence B. Dandridge, Appellant, v. United States of America, Appellee, 247 F.2d 105 (D.C. Cir. 1957)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 247 F.2d 105 (D.C. Cir. 1957) Argued June 18, 1957
Decided July 8, 1957
Writ of Certiorari Granted November 12, 1957

See 78 S. Ct. 125.

Mr. Bernard Dunau (appointed by this Court), Washington, D. C., for appellant.

Mr. Alfred Burka, Asst. U. S. Atty., with whom Messrs. Oliver Gasch, U. S. Atty., Lewis Carroll and Alexander L. Stevas, Asst. U. S. Attys., were on the brief, for appellee.

Before EDGERTON, Chief Judge, and PRETTYMAN and BURGER, Circuit Judges.


Appellant urges that the District Court abused its discretion in denying his motion to withdraw a plea of guilty to a charge of assault with a deadly weapon contemporaneous with dismissal of a charge of carrying a dangerous weapon.

A hearing was conducted in which the District Judge questioned appellant and his counsel on the circumstances surrounding the making of a plea of guilty before he denied the motion. We find no abuse of discretion.


EDGERTON, Chief Judge, dissents.