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Criminal Procedure Keyed to Lee
Taylor v. United States
Citation:414 U.S. 17 (1973)
Taylor (Petitioner) was charged with four counts of selling cocaine. On the first day of his trial, he was present for the morning session, but he failed to show up for the afternoon session. The judge recessed the trial until the next morning, and Taylor again failed to appear the next day. He was found guilty of selling cocaine by the jury and sentenced to five years in prison.
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