Prothero v Tulsa

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Prothero v Tulsa
1939 OK CR 106
93 P.2d 548
67 Okl.Cr. 214
Decided: 08/25/1939
Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals


Appeal and Error-Constitutional Right of Appeal-Right of Plaintiff in Error to Have His Appeal Dismissed.

Appeal from Municipal Court of City of Tulsa; A. A. Hatch, Judge.

Jay Prothero was convicted of violating an ordinance of the City of Tulsa by unlawfully continuing to live on realty belonging to the City of Tulsa, and he appeals, and thereafter moves to dismiss his appeal. Appeal dismissed.

Hudson & Hudson, of Tulsa, for plaintiff in error.

H. O. Bland, City Atty., and Maurice Williams, Asst. City Atty., both of Tulsa, for defendant in error.

PER CURIAM. Plaintiff in error, Jay Prothero, was tried and convicted in the municipal court of the city

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of Tulsa upon an information charging that on the 30th day of August, 1938, he did then and there unlawfully continue to live on real estate belonging to the city of Tulsa, known as the Convention Hall, and on September 10, 1938, was sentenced to pay a fine to the city of Tulsa, in the sum of $10 and the costs, as punishment for said offense.

An appeal was duly filed in this court on November 3, 1938. On August 25, 1939, he filed his motion to dismiss the appeal, which, omitting title, is as follows:

"Comes now Jay Prothero, plaintiff in error, and hereby dismisses his appeal in the above entitled cause at the cost of the plaintiff in error, because and f or the reason that the questions involved in said appeal have become moot."

An appeal may be taken to this court by a defendant as a matter of constitutional right from any judgment rendered against him in a court of record. It is a privilege granted by the law to persons convicted of crime which they may exercise at their option. Hancock v. State, 57 Okla. Cr. 329, 48 P.2d 348.