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., 02/06/2023
E.g., 02/06/2023

In a case involving a conviction for second-degree murder following a fatal motor vehicle accident, the indictment was sufficient. On appeal the defendant argued that the indictment only charged him with Class B1 second-degree murder, a charge for which he was acquitted, and not the Class B2...

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