Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

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This compendium includes significant criminal cases by the U.S. Supreme Court & N.C. appellate courts, Nov. 2008 – Present. Selected 4th Circuit cases also are included.

Jessica Smith prepared case summaries Nov. 2008-June 4, 2019; later summaries are prepared by other School staff.

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E.g., 10/17/2021
E.g., 10/17/2021

No double jeopardy violation occurs when the State retries a defendant on a charging instrument alleging the correct offense date after a first charge was dismissed due to a fatal variance.

Citing State v. Johnson, 9 N.C. App. 253 (1970), and noting in dicta that the granting of a motion to dismiss due to a material fatal variance between the indictment and the proof presented at trial does not preclude a retrial for the offense alleged on a proper indictment.

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