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Criminal Practice – Bond Forfeiture – Statutory Grounds – Deportation (access required)

  Since the forfeiture of defendant’s bond was not final when the appellee-sureties filed their motion to strike the forfeiture, G.S. § 15A-544.5 was the exclusive avenue for relief from forfeiture, and § 15A-544.5 does not include defendant’s deportation as a basis for relief. We vacate the trial court’s order granting the sureties relief from the forfeiture ...

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