Criminal Practice – Constitutional – Due Process – Evidence – Identification – Photos – School Principal
By North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Staff
Published: October 7,2011
State v. Jones A school principal was not acting as an agent of the state when he tried to help an upset student identify the man who had broken into her house the previous day by showing her photos of registered sex offenders. We find no plain error in defendant’s convictions of misdemeanor breaking and entering, assault on a female, and assault on a child under the age of 12 years. Even though defendant failed to raise his due process argument at trial, since it involves the admission of evidence, we review for plain error.