Hanks v. State

13 Tex.App. 289 (1882)


Hanks (D) and another used a forged deed to fraudulently transfer land in Texas. The acts constituting the forgery were committed in the state of Louisiana with no acts being done in Texas. D was charged with forgery under a Texas statute that allows for conviction of crimes that do not require a personal presence in the state. D was convicted. D appealed: if he was guilty of any crime at all, it was one punishable by the state of Louisiana and not by Texas because Texas has no jurisdiction to try this crime.