Criminal Proceedings before North Carolina Magistrates

Thursday, September 11, 2014
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  • When can an impaired driving hold be imposed?
  • Is the defendant entitled to pretrial release?
  • How do the statutory bond doubling provisions work?
  • What happens after a defendant is surrendered by a surety?
  • What is the procedure for issuing a search warrant?


Criminal Proceedings before North Carolina Magistrates answers these questions and many more. This publication covers core criminal proceedings before magistrates including issuing criminal process and pleadings, initial appearance, pretrial release, handling fugitives, and issuing search warrants.

Content is current through the 2013 legislative session and appellate cases through December 31, 2013.

This publication replaces "Criminal Procedure for Magistrates," Administration of Justice Bulletin No. 2009/08 (Dec. 2009), and serves as the new criminal procedure text for the School of Government's Basic School for Magistrates.

Publication date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Jessica Smith
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Table of Contents (pdf, 188.62 KB)