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., 06/30/2022
E.g., 06/30/2022

The defendant was charged with violating G.S. 14-4 for violation of a city ordinance. The defendant was issued a criminal summons stating that his property was in violation of City of Fayetteville Code of Ordinances Section 22-16(a) for failure to remove all metal items from his yard after due...

In a case arising out of false information submitted by the defendant in connection with his work as a bail bondsman, and involving charges of, among other things, unlawful access of a government computer and obtaining property by false pretenses, the defendant did not make out a prima facie...

State v. Pope, 213 N.C. App. 413 (July 19, 2011)

The trial court erred by dismissing charges on grounds of selective prosecution. The defendant, a public works director, was charged with larceny by employee in connection with selling “white goods” and retaining the proceeds. To demonstrate selective prosecution, the defendant must: (1) make a...

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