Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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E.g., 10/21/2021
E.g., 10/21/2021

The trial court’s order requiring the defendant to enroll in SBM, although signed and dated by the trial court, was never filed with the clerk of court and therefore was a nullity.

In a criminal case, entry of judgment occurs when a judge announces the ruling in open court or signs the judgment containing the ruling and files it with the clerk. A trial judge is not required to announce all of the findings and details of its judgment in open court, provided they are included in the signed judgment filed with the clerk. Based on these rules, a written order on form AOC-CR-317 (Forfeiture of Licensing Privileges Felony Probation Revocation) was not invalid for failure to announce the order’s details in open court.

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