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NC Criminal Law

Brittany Bromell on Friday, September 22nd, 2023

On Monday, Illinois became the first state to eliminate cash bail. A provision of the state’s criminal justice reform law was supposed to eliminate the use of cash bail across the state on January 1, but was put on hold after prosecutors and sheriffs in 64 counties filed lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the law. In a 5-2 ruling in July, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned a ruling by a Kankakee County...

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A defendant who is in custody has a Fifth Amendment right to counsel during an interrogation.

The court may take judicial notice of adjudicative facts that are not subject to any reasonable dispute if the facts are common knowledge in the jurisdiction or can be easily determined by reference to reliable sources.

A misdemeanor statement of charges is a criminal pleading prepared by the prosecutor, charging a misdemeanor. A statement of charges is a type of pleading, but is not a form of process, and cannot be used to initiate a prosecution and compel the defendant to appear. See G.S. 15A-922(b)(1).

An initial appearance may be held before a magistrate anywhere within the state. See G.S. 7A-273(7).

The state is not barred from recharging an offense if it was dismissed because the state’s motion to continue was denied.