State v. Faulk, ___ N.C. App. ___, 807 S.E.2d 623 (Nov. 7, 2017)

Because the trial court failed to provide its rationale for denying the defendant’s motions to suppress, the court found itself unable to engage in meaningful review with respect to the trial court’s denial of the motions and thus remanded. Although the trial court is only required to make findings of fact when there is a material conflict in the evidence, the trial court must make conclusions of law. Here, the trial court did not provide its rationale during the hearing and its order lacked adequate conclusions of law applying necessary principles to the facts presented.