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State v. Williams

Decided: January 25, 1954.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, PLAINTIFF-RESPONDENT,
v.
ROBERT WILLIAMS, DEFENDANT-APPELLANT



Jayne, Clapp and Francis. The opinion of the court was delivered by Francis, J.A.D.

Francis

The Hudson County grand jury returned 21 indictments against appellant Robert Williams, some charging the crime of false pretenses, others charging larceny. Williams, who was represented by counsel of his own selection, pleaded guilty to all of them. Thereafter, on sentence day, the stenographic transcript of the proceedings shows that the court imposed the following sentences:

(1) Indictment 442 -- false pretenses -- 2-3 years New Jersey State Prison;

(2) Indictment 453 -- false pretenses -- 2-3 years New Jersey State Prison;

(3) Indictment 1205 -- grand larceny -- 4-5 years New Jersey State Prison;

(4) Indictment 1206 -- grand larceny -- 4-5 years New Jersey State Prison;

(5) Indictment 1209 -- grand larceny -- 4-5 years New Jersey State Prison.

At this point the court said:

"The above sentences are to run consecutively."

Then on indictments 1203, 1204, 1207, 1208, 1226, 232, 306, 307, 308, 360, 361, 391, 392, 393, 394 and 395, all charging false pretenses: 2-3 years New Jersey State Prison on each indictment and these sentences were

"To run concurrently with each other and concurrently with the consecutive sentences heretofore imposed upon you."

These pronouncements are perfectly clear and understandable and constituted a direction that the first five sentences be served consecutively in the order in which they were imposed. Boyd v. ...


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