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

In this case involving convictions for attempted first-degree murder, statutory sex offense with a child by an adult, assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, first-degree kidnapping, and taking indecent liberties with a child, although the trial court erred by preventing the...

The trial court did not err with respect to the defendant’s request to cross-examine the State’s witness, Collins, regarding the victim’s reputation for violence. Although the State objected to the defendant’s attempt to so cross-examine the witness, it acknowledged that it would be appropriate...

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