State v. Salvetti, 202 N.C. App. 18 (Jan. 19, 2010)

The prosecutor’s offer of a package deal in which the defendant’s wife would get a plea deal if the defendant pleaded guilty did not constitute improper pressure within the meaning of G.S. 15A-1021(b). Although special care may be required to determine the voluntariness of package deal pleas, the court’s inquiry into voluntariness was sufficient in this case.