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Criminal Practice –  Probation Revocation – Jurisdiction – District Court – Consent – First Impression (access required)

The general rule is that superior courts exercise exclusive jurisdiction over probation revocation hearings even when the underlying felony conviction and probationary sentence were imposed through a guilty plea in district court. However, G.S. § 7A-27(e) says that “the district court shall have jurisdiction to hear [probation revocation] matters with the consent of the State ...

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