Appellate Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice(s) or judge(s) of the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals.

30,387 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-608 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Gore

motion to suppress - unreasonable search and seizure; historical cell-site location information; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-262 and 15A-263; court order supported by probable cause

, Court of Appeals , COA19-903 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Grantham

Review of closing argument where no objection made at trial.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-473 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Hamer

waiver of jury trial; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-1201

, Court of Appeals , COA19-920 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Hardin

section 15A?1343.2(d)(1), sentencing, remand

, Court of Appeals , COA19-539 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Unpublished
State v. House

Anders Brief; write of certiorari; DWI; probation.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-787 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Hutchens

Satellite-based monitoring
Reasonable search
Special Purpose

, Court of Appeals , COA19-191 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
State v. Johnson

Diminished capacity; bipolar disorder; jailhouse calls; rebuttal evidence; felony murder; armed robbery; psychological evaluation

, Court of Appeals , COA20-39 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Unpublished
State v. Mitchell

motion to suppress; unchallenged factual findings are binding on appeal; findings supported denial of motion to suppress absent challenged findings; challenged findings presumed to be supported by competent evidence where record on appeal did not include evidence supporting or undermining them

, Court of Appeals , COA19-771 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Shackleford

Petition for writ of certiorari; motion to dismiss; Alford plea; Anders brief.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-790 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. Smith

Grounds for setting aside bond forfeiture; Failure to make material findings of fact; Appellate review of written order.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-527 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Swindell

Submitting lesser-included offenses of trafficking in heroin to the jury; Plain error

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1295-2 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Tucker

Satellite-based monitoring; State's burden to show reasonableness under Fourth Amendment

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1017 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Unpublished
State v. White

Witness Testimony; Plain Error; Electronic Monitoring Device.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-692 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
State v. Williamson

robbery with a dangerous weapon; fatal variance argument not preserved for appellate review; evidence of dangerousness required to support submission of robbery with a dangerous weapon charge to jury; evidence that gun was inoperable or non-deadly insufficient on its own to establish dangerousness of gun; absence of evidence of dangerousness of inoperable or non-deadly gun required dismissal of robbery with a dangerous weapon charge; improper judicial comment on the evidence; prejudice showing not met by judicial comment on the evidence; no record of required habitual felon colloquy required remand for habitual felon colloquy or proof of habitual felon status

, Court of Appeals , COA19-990 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Unpublished
State v. Wyatt

4th Amendment; denial of motion to suppress; specific basis justifying search; reasonable steps taken during search to protect privacy

, Supreme Court , 437PA18 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
Chavez v. McFadden

Whether state judicial officials have the authority and jurisdiction to rule on the legality of immigration arrest warrants and detainers issued by the federal government requesting local law enforcement agencies to detain individuals suspected of violating federal immigration laws for at least 48 hours after their state criminal matters have been resolved.