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Criminal Practice – Probation Revocation – Constitutional – Right to Counsel – Waiver – Insufficient Judicial Inquiry   (access required)

State v. Sorrow Even though defendant executed two written waivers of counsel, since it does not appear the trial court conducted a thorough inquiry into whether defendant understood and appreciated the consequences of his decision to proceed pro se or whether defendant comprehended the nature of the charges and proceedings and the range of possible punishments, this failure to conduct the mandatory inquiry under G.S. § 15A-1242 is prejudicial error.

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