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.

30,344 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA18-873 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
Lippard v. Holleman

Ecclesiastical Entanglement Doctrine; Defamation; First Amendment

, Court of Appeals , COA19-648 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Nguyen v. Heller

child custody; reunification therapy; findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA19-916 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Unpublished
Sorgi v. Wilkins

family law; equitable distribution, alimony, and attorney's fees; sufficiency of findings to support alimony award; sufficiency of findings to support attorney's fee award

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1039 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
State v. Baker

hearsay, best evidence rule, Allen charge, plain error, felony possession of stolen goods

, Court of Appeals , COA18-863 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Byers

N.C.G.S. 15A-1214, jury selection, reopen voir dire

, Court of Appeals , COA19-565 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Chamberlain

First-degree forcible rape; first-degree forcible sexual offense; sufficiency of evidence of threat to use dangerous weapon; victim's reasonable belief defendant threatened her with deadly weapon; admission of 404(b) evidence of prior sexual assaults; challenge to closing arguments

, Court of Appeals , COA19-401 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Clayton

Murder; motion to suppress cell phone records; failure to preserve suppression argument by objection at trial; ineffective assistance of counsel claim not suited for review on direct appeal

, Court of Appeals , COA19-320 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Douglas

constructive possession; indicia of dominion and control; exclusive possession of premises

, Court of Appeals , COA19-610 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
State v. Galloway

Procedural mechanism to build record for challenge to calculation of jail credit

, Court of Appeals , COA19-995 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Gantt

probation revocation, notice, absconding

, Court of Appeals , COA19-734 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Grappo

jury instruction; statutory violation; prejudicial error

, Court of Appeals , COA19-531 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Green

Sentencing Factors, Prior Record Level, Prejudice

, Court of Appeals , COA19-818 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Harrison

robbery with dangerous weapon, possession of firearm by felon, robbery, electronic monitoring, ankle monitor, text messages, ping, plain error, lay testimony, parole officer

, Court of Appeals , COA19-313 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Hauser

Obtaining Property by False Pretenses; Motion for Mistrial; Clerical Error; Limiting Instruction

, Court of Appeals , COA19-226 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
State v. Hilton

satellite-based monitoring; SBM; unreasonable search; post-release supervision; de novo; aggravated offense; sexual offense; recidivist; constitutional; as applied; facial challenge; sex crimes; expectation of privacy; Fourth Amendment; reasonableness of a search; warrantless search; totality of the circumstances; sex offenders; ; State supervision; privacy interests; intrusion of privacy interests; legitimate governmental interests; absconding violations; post-release supervision; callback hearing; general warrant

, Court of Appeals , COA19-832 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Jackson

Possession of methamphetamine; challenge to admission of officer's lay opinion testimony that drugs in defendant's possession