Administration of Justice Bulletin

2000 Legislation Affecting Criminal Law and Procedure

Sunday, October 1, 2000

The 2000 General Assembly made few substantive changes in the state’s criminal law and procedure. Of the criminal legislation enacted, the most significant involved the legality of video poker machines and the procedure for forfeiture of bail bonds. The General Assembly did, however, reorganize a crucial part of the administration of the criminal justice system—indigent defense.

Each ratified act discussed here is identified by its chapter number in the session laws and by the number of the original bill. When an act creates new sections in the General Statutes (G.S.), the section number is given; however, the codifier of statutes may change that number later.

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