Smith's Criminal Case Compendium

Smith's Criminal Case Compendium


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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State v. Phachoumphone, ___ N.C. App. ___, 810 S.E.2d 748 (Feb. 6, 2018) review granted, ___ N.C. ___, ___ S.E.2d ___ (Sep 20 2018)

In this child sexual assault case, although the trial court violated the procedural requirements of G.S. 15A-1225.1 by authorizing the victim’s testimony to be offered remotely without holding a recorded evidentiary hearing on the matter or entering an appropriate order supporting its decision...

State v. Hurt, 235 N.C. App. 174 (July 15, 2014)

The trial court did not abuse its discretion by granting the State’s motion to quash the subpoena of a prosecutor involved in an earlier hearing on the defendant’s guilty plea. The court rejected the defendant’s argument that the prosecutor’s recitation of the factual basis for the plea was a...

In a sexual assault case involving the defendant’s stepdaughter, the trial court did not err by quashing a subpoena that would have required a district court judge to testify regarding statements made by the victim’s mother to the judge in a DVPO proceeding. At trial the defense questioned the...

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