TARTAR v. <<

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District Court of Appeal, Third District, California.

Ex parte TARTAR.

Cr. 1345.

Decided: October 13, 1934

George P. Tartar, in pro. per. U. S. Webb, Atty. Gen., and Jess Hession, Deputy Atty. Gen., for respondent.

Petitioner was on January 2, 1930, convicted of the crime of burglary in the second degree. The information also charged petitioner with having suffered two prior convictions. Following his conviction of the crime of burglary as above stated, he was adjudged to be an habitual criminal and committed to the state prison at Folsom. The information failed to allege petitioner had served any term for the prior convictions, which is prerequisite to holding petitioner to be an habitual criminal. People v. Dawson, 210 Cal. 366, 292 P. 267.

However, the petition is premature, for the punishment of burglary of the second degree is one year to fifteen years (Pen. Code, § 461), and it is apparent petitioner has not yet served the term for which he was legally committed.

Writ denied.