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., 11/27/2021
E.g., 11/27/2021

The State presented sufficient evidence the defendant violated G.S. 58-71-165. The case arose out of false information submitted by the defendant in connection with his work as a bail bondsman. On appeal the defendant argued that information was missing from his reports due to clerical errors committed by his staff. The court disagreed, concluding that the State presented substantial evidence to withstand a motion to dismiss this charge. Specifically, false reports, that the defendant signed the attestation clause certifying that he submitted true information, and that the reports were filed via the government system. Whether the omissions were fraud or clerical errors was for the jury to decide.

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