Appellate Court Opinions

Slip opinions (court's decision in a case) filed and written by the justices of the Supreme Court or judges of the Court of Appeals

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31,240 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-259 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Lee J. Burns

Motion to Suppress; Out-of-court identification; No error

, Court of Appeals , COA20-474 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. McDougal

Writ of certiorari; notice of appeal; motion to dismiss; uttering a forged instrument; obtaining property by false pretenses; intent element; knowledge element; sufficiency of evidence; preservation of issues

, Court of Appeals , COA20-689 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Myrick

Capacity, competency, due process, involuntary commitment, not guilty by reason of insanity, plea

, Court of Appeals , COA20-462 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
State v. Posner

Single taking rule; prior record level calculation; prior conviction for possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia; all elements of present offense in prior offense; arrest judgment and new sentencing hearing

, Court of Appeals , COA20-615 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. Richmond

This Court cannot properly assess ineffective assistance of counsel issue on direct appeal.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-171 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Published
State v. Steele

seizure under Fourth Amendment; defendant was seized under Fourth Amendment by officer's display of authority; traffic stop was not a voluntary encounter

, Court of Appeals , COA20-539 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Tommy Lovett

Motion to suppress; trafficking; possession; probable cause; affidavit; sufficient nexus

, Court of Appeals , COA20-211 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Walton

motion to suppress, motion to dismiss, reasonable suspicion, offer of proof, police dog reliability

, Court of Appeals , COA20-364 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Womble

First-degree murder; innocence commission; Law of the Land clause; Due Process; Fourth Amendment; blood draw; DNA sample; ineffective assistance of counsel; inevitable discover; fruit of poisonous tree; coercion.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-466 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Vonhall v. Vonhall

divorce; equitable distribution; division of property as marital or separate; Rule 52(b) motion for additional findings

, Supreme Court , 238A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Curlee v. Johnson

Whether a landlord had a duty to protect a third party from harm caused by his tenants' dog.

, Supreme Court , 480A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Brooks

Order of suspension for improperly serving as executor for non-relatives' estates, collecting substantial fees for such service, and failing to properly report the income, in violation of the Code of Judicial Conduct.

, Supreme Court , 436A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re C.M.

Appeal based on a dissent seeking review of the trial court's review and permanency planning order which eliminated reunification.

, Supreme Court , 77A19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re Foreclosure of George

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in finding that two purchasers, the first of whom purchased a tract of real property at a nonjudicial foreclosure sale and the second of whom purchased the property from the initial purchaser, were not good faith purchasers for value.

, Supreme Court , 438A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re G.B.

Termination of parental rights; whether the district court made adequate findings of fact to support a termination of respondent-father's parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); whether the district court properly determined that termination of respondent-parents' parental rights under N.C.G.S. 7B-1110(a) was in the best interests of the children.

, Supreme Court , 8A20 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Allen

Whether the trial court violated defendant's due process rights when it failed to hold a second hearing to examine his competency to proceed immediately prior to trial.