Criminal Practice – Prison Assault – Shackles Viewed by Jury – No Abuse of Discretion – Sentencing – Added PointState v. Miles The trial judge (1) entered his reasons for ordering defendant restrained into the record, outside the presence of the jury and in the presence of defendant; (2) gave defendant an opportunity to object; and (3) instructed the jurors not to consider defendant’s restraints when weighing the evidence or determining guilt. Therefore, the trial judge met the requirements of G.S. § 15A-1031.
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Published: June 7, 2012
Time posted: 11:11 am
Tags: Added Point, Criminal Practice, No Abuse of Discretion, Prison Assault, sentencing, Shackles Viewed by Jury