State v. Palmer, 197 N.C. App. 201 (May. 19, 2009)

The state’s notice of appeal to superior court of the district court’s preliminary notice of its intention to grant the defendant’s motion to suppress in a DWI case was properly perfected. The court cited Fowler (discussed above), and noted that the procedures in G.S. 15A-1432(b) are a guide but not binding; an appeal must be taken and perfected within a reasonable time, which depends on the circumstances of each case.