State v. Golder, ___ N.C. App. ___, 809 S.E.2d 502 (Feb. 6, 2018)

modified and affirmed on other grounds, ___ N.C. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (Apr. 3, 2020)

There was no fatal defect in an indictment charging the defendant with misdemeanor unlicensed bail bonding in violation of G.S. 58-71-40. The indictment alleged that the defendant “did act in the capacity of, and performed the duties, functions, and powers of a surety bondsman and runner, without being qualified and licensed to do so. This act was done in violation of N.C.G.S. 58-71-40.” Where, as here, the language of the indictment is couched in the language of the statute it is sufficient to charge the offense. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the indictment was defective because it failed to specify the exact manner in which he allegedly violated the statute.