State v. McLamb, 243 N.C. App. 486 (Oct. 6, 2015)

In a failure to register as a sex offender case, the indictment was not defective on grounds that did not allege that the defendant failed to provide “written notice” of his address change “within three business days.” Citing prior case law, the court noted that it has already rejected arguments. The court followed this case law, refusing “to subject the indictment to hyper technical scrutiny.” It further noted that the defendant did not establish that this pleading issue prejudiced his trial preparation. Finally, it noted that the better practice would be for the prosecution to allege that the defendant failed to report his change in address “in writing” and “within three business days.” 

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