Defendant’s prior DWI convictions—in 1999, 2008, and then two more in 2014, all leading up to this offense in 2016—established a pattern of criminality before the crime at issue. This evidence assists the jury in the difficult task of ...Read More »
Given defendant’s conviction and in the absence of written findings of just cause to waive costs, G.S. § 7A-304(a) mandated the assessment of certain costs against defendant. The statute gave defendant constructive notice that the costs would be imposed, ...Read More »
Domestic Relations Parent & Child – Abuse & Neglect – Likelihood of Repetition – Younger Brother – G.S. Chapters 7B & 50 After the trial court found that “Sara” had been abused by respondent-Mother’s boyfriend, “Joe,” the court concluded that ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. ...
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Moments after an attempted robbery that included the discharge of a gun, the victim gave a detailed description of the would-be robbers. Defendant matched the victim’s description and, a few minutes later, was seen about 800 feet away from ...Read More »
Two of North Carolina’s largest counties are modifying stay-home orders meant to curb COVID-19. Late Thursday, state officials reported eight staff members and approximately 80 inmates have tested positive for the virus at a state prison, the Neuse Correctional Institution ...
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Real Property – Condemnation – Civil Practice – Voluntary Dismissal – Pleadings Amendment – Reduced Deposit
On appeal from a Court of Appeals opinion, which reversed the trial court’s rejection of defendants’ voluntary dismissal and its grant of the plaintiff-city’s motion to amend its complaint, the voting members of this court are evenly divided. As a ...Read More »