State v. Jarvis, 214 N.C. App. 84 (Aug. 2, 2011)

The trial court erred by requiring the defendant to enroll in satellite-based monitoring (SBM) for ten years after finding that he required the highest level of supervision and monitoring. The DOC risk assessment classified the defendant as a low risk and only two of the trial court’s four additional findings of fact were supported by competent evidence. One finding of fact involved the defendant’s Alford plea and lack of remorse. Remanding, the court instructed that the trial court may consider whether the defendant’s actions showed lack of remorse but indicated that no authority suggests that the fact of an Alford plea itself shows lack of remorse.