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