Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

About

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.

Instructions

Navigate using the table of contents to the left or by using the search box below. Use quotations for an exact phrase search. A search for multiple terms without quotations functions as an “or” search. Not sure where to start? The 5 minute video tutorial offers a guided tour of main features – Launch Tutorial (opens in new tab).

E.g., 09/22/2021
E.g., 09/22/2021

There was sufficient evidence to establish the offense of conversion of property by a bailee in violation of G.S. 14-168.1. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that because “[e]vidence of nonfulfillment of a contract obligation” is not enough to establish intent for obtaining property by false pretenses under G.S. 14-100(b), this evidence should not be sufficient to establish the intent to defraud for conversion. The court also rejected the defendant’s argument that there was insufficient evidence of an intent to defraud where the underlying contract between himself and the victim was unenforceable; the court found no prohibition on using unenforceable contracts to support a conversion charge.

Show Table of Contents