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., 09/22/2021
E.g., 09/22/2021
State v. Wagoner, 199 N.C. App. 321 (Sept. 1, 2009) aff’d, 364 N.C. 422 (Oct 8 2010)

In a case in which there was a dissenting opinion, the court rejected the defendant’s argument that the trial court erred in imposing SBM when SBM was not addressed in the defendant’s plea agreement with the State.

State v. Bare, 197 N.C. App. 461 (June 16, 2009)

When taking a plea, a judge is not required to inform a defendant of possible imposition of sex offender SBM. Such a statement is not required by G.S. 15A-1022. Nor is SBM a direct consequence of a plea.

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