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This bulletin discusses legislation affecting criminal law and procedure passed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2009. The General Assembly created and revised several criminal offenses and procedures for pre-trial, trial, sentencing, and post-conviction.
In a case decided December 2, 1980, the North Carolina Supreme Court rejected principles of conspiracy law and vicarious liability previously believed to be well settled in the state. This memorandum discusses the case and the implications for prosecutors.
Expunction is a procedure by which a person may expunge, or erase, the record of prior court proceedings against him or her. This bulletin describes the different types of expunctions available in North Carolina for adult criminal court proceedings. The 2009 legislation consolidates most of North Carolina’s existing expunction provisions in one part of the General Statutes.
The recent North Carolina case of State v. Locklear, to sentence based on hearsay testimony, raises most of the issues in the law of criminal sentencing today.