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.

28,694 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA16-1107-2 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Langley

Jury Instruction, Plain Error Rule, Habitual Felon Indictment

, Court of Appeals , COA17-1319 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
State v. Marquez

ineffective assistance of counsel; Harbison violation; voluntary intoxication; jury instruction

, Court of Appeals , COA18-25 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Unpublished
State v. McAbee

Probation Revocation; Statutory Interpretation

, Court of Appeals , COA18-424 (Judge Rick Elmore) , Unpublished
State v. Orr

Admission of recording over North Carolina Evidence Rule 403 objection; failure to find mitigating factors when sentencing in the presumptive range; trial court interrupting defendant's testimony to ask clarifying question pursuant to North Carolina Evidence Rule 614(b); admission of irrelevant evidence during habitual felon phase of sentencing hearing.

, Court of Appeals , COA17-1337 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Piland

Fourth Amendment; enhancement provision; expert testimony

, Court of Appeals , COA18-21 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
State v. Pless

pretrial identification, expert testimony, substitute expert

, Court of Appeals , COA18-202 (Judge Mark Davis) , Published
State v. Seam

Eighth Amendment; N.C. Const. Art. I, § 27; gross disproportionality; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-1340.19B(a)(1); Miller v. Alabama; ex post facto law

, Court of Appeals , COA18-416 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
State v. Shuler

Case description: Statutory Sex Offense; Indictment; Facially Defective; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15-144.2; Identify Victim

, Court of Appeals , COA18-528 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Stancill

Indictment; Presentment; Subject Matter Jurisdiction; Misdemeanors

, Court of Appeals , COA17-1284 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Taylor

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel; Sixth Amendment; Concession of Guilt

, Court of Appeals , COA18-55 (Judge Mark Davis) , Unpublished
State v. Taylor

Motion to withdraw guilty plea; Handy factors; Ineffective assistance of counsel

, Court of Appeals , COA18-375 (Judge Linda McGee) , Published
State v. Wirt

constructive possession; driver of a vehicle; jury instructions; sufficiency of evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA18-410 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Walton v. Walton

Alimony; inputed income, bad faith, ability to pay, part-time job; reasonable expenses.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-524 (Judge Rick Elmore) , Published
Watson v. Joyner-Watson

Reconciliation of Chapters 28A and 50; jurisdiction over equitable distribution action following former spouse's death; N.C. Gen. Stat. 1A-1, Rule 12(b)(1)

, Court of Appeals , COA18-341 (Judge Rick Elmore) , Published
Watson v. Watson

Equitable distribution of survivor benefit plan (SBP) annuities to former spouse; requirements for deemed election; 10 U.S.C. 1448