Appellate Court Opinions

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31,702 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-476 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Brake

1st and 2d degree forcible rape; 1st and 2d degree forcible sexual offense; inconsistent and contradictory verdicts; DNA evidence; serious personal injury.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-748 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Capps

accident instruction; ex mero motu mistrial right

, Court of Appeals , COA20-618 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Clagon

Incorrect sentence, intimidating witness, jury instructions, motion to dismiss, preservation, State v. Golder, restitution, variance

, Court of Appeals , COA20-720 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Comer Miles Myers

attorney?s fees; civil judgments; failure to comply with North Carolina Rule of Appellate Procedure 3; without merit; deny PWC; appeal dismissed

, Court of Appeals , COA20-391 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Fleming

Expenses, civil judgment, attorney fees, certiorari, diligence in prosecution, civil lien

, Court of Appeals , COA20-487 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. France

Motion to suppress; Fourth Amendment search and seizure; permissible scope and duration of traffic stop; reasonable suspicion; challenged findings of fact; petition for writ of certiorari; attorneys fees.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-288-2 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Goins

Plain error, Supreme Court interpretation of evidence.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-200 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Hooper

Assault by strangulation; possession of a firearm by a felon; communicating threats; interfering with emergency communication; no prior notice to assert self-defense; jury charge conference; jury instruction; invited error.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-14 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
State v. Jada Woolard

sufficient evidence supported activation of the defendant's suspended sentences for violating probation by willfully absconding; inclusion of findings in judgments that were not rendered in open court was not error; clerical errors in judgments required correction on remand

, Court of Appeals , COA20-564 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
State v. Johnson

Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure and Consent to Search.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-383 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
State v. Kwiagaye

motion to suppress; right to counsel; findings of fact; material conflict in evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA20-703 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. May

methamphetamine, trafficking, keeping, selling, controlled substances, narcotics, dwelling, search warrant, drug paraphernalia, residence, residency, occupancy, certiorari, plain error, motion to suppress, nexus, property, possession, ineffective assistance of counsel, conspiracy, joinder, severance

, Court of Appeals , COA20-557 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. McNeill

motion to dismiss; one count of first-degree sexual offense with a child; N.C. Gen. Stat., Sec. 14-27.1(4) (2013); substantial evidence of digital penetration; no error; North Carolina Rule of Evidence 404(b); issue unpreserved for review on appeal

, Court of Appeals , COA20-494 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Pierce

Obtaining property by false pretenses valued at $100,000 or more; valuation of property falsely obtained; essential elements of NCGS 14-100.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-781 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Robert Bradley Cranford

Disseminating an obscenity; revenge porn; waiver of jury trial; NCGS 15A-1201(d)(1); First Amendment.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-686 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Roberts

Hit and run causing physical injury; possession of firearm by a felon; habitual felon status; State concedes error; plea arrangement; NCGS 15A-1024; sentencing.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-596 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Suggs

statutory sex offense, statutory sexual offense with a child by an adult, indecent liberties, sexual assault, pediatric, disseminating obscenity, jury instruction, lesser-included offense, sexual act, attempt, disparate offense, disjunctive, mandatory minimum sentence, constitutional right, unanimous jury, Eighth Amendment, second-degree murder

, Court of Appeals , COA20-322 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
Taylor v. Hiatt

Easement, gates, remain open, agricultural lands, horses, reasonable use and enjoyment, materially impair, unreasonably interfere.