Hawes v. Georgia
258 U.S. 1 (1922)

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Hawes v. Georgia, 258 U.S. 1 (1922)

Hawes v. Georgia

No. 95

Submitted January 17, 1922

Decided February 27, 1922

258 U.S. 1

Syllabus

A state law providing that a person prosecuted for permitting apparatus for distilling intoxicating liquors to be upon real estate actually occupied by him shall be prima facie presumed to have known of the presence of such apparatus there found does not violate due process of law, even where the defendant is not allowed to testify under oath or to have the testimony of his wife. P. 258 U. S. 3.

150 Ga. 101 affirmed.

Error to a judgment of the Supreme Court of Georgia sustaining a conviction and sentence of the plaintiff in error for having knowingly permitted and allowed a certain person or persons to have and possess and locate on his premises apparatus for the distilling and manufacturing of liquors specified in the Act of March 28, 1917, Acts Ex.Sess.1917, p. 7.

Page 258 U. S. 2

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