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Criminal Practice – Post-Conviction DNA Testing – Guilty Plea – Late-Collected Evidence (access required)

G.S. § 15A-269 was not intended to completely forestall the filing of a motion for post-conviction DNA testing where a defendant entered a plea of guilty. A trial court is obligated to consider the facts surrounding a defendant’s decision to plead guilty in addition to other evidence, in the context of the entire record of ...

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