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Criminal Practice – Second-Degree Rape – Potential Sentences – Plea Rejection (access required)

State v. Ruffin (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0201, 18 pp.) (Sanford Steelman Jr., J.) Appealed from Washington County Superior Court (Benjamin Alford, J.) N.C. App. Holding: Since defendant had already rejected a plea deal when he was faced with a much higher sentence, the trial court did not “deprive[] the defendant of a full understanding of the ...

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