304.8Sentencing Issues

Obtaining Additional Information
Last Updated: 12/01/23

Key Concepts

  • In any case, a judge may order a probation officer to conduct a presentence investigation and submit a report.
  • In some cases, the judge may, with the defendant’s consent, order the defendant committed for up to 90 days for diagnostic study before sentencing.
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The PDF displayed in this entry is an excerpt from the 2018 North Carolina Sentencing Handbook, by James M. Markham and Shea Riggsbee Denning.