Appellate Court Opinions

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34,506 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA23-931 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
State v. Davis

jury instruction misplaced word, sex offender registration

, Court of Appeals , COA22-982 (Judge Michael Stading) , Unpublished
State v. Jackson

Alford plea; motion to withdraw plea; ineffective assistance of counsel; Handy factors

, Court of Appeals , COA23-881 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Juran

Assault on an emergency personnel; Error; Plain error; Unanimous jury verdict; Jury instruction; Verdict sheet; Evidence; Fatal variance; Indictment; PWC; Motion to dismiss; Sufficient evidence; Substantial evidence; Preservation of fatal variance issue; Object at trial; Motion to dismiss at the close of all evidence; No error

, Court of Appeals , COA23-1123 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
State v. Love

no statutory authority to set aside bond forfeiture under N.C.G.S. § 15A-544.5(f); defendant failed to appear on two or more prior occasions in the case for which the bond was executed; clearly marked release order; actual notice.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-718 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
State v. MacKay

use of the word "victim," plain error review

, Court of Appeals , COA23-411 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Melton

Structural error; Motion to withdraw; Motion for continuance; Court-appointed counsel; Private counsel; Substitution; Sixth Amendment; Ineffective assistance of counsel; Balancing test; Prejudice; Judicial economy; No error

, Court of Appeals , COA23-873 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
State v. Pica

Possession of firearm by felon; actual possession; constructive possession; incriminating circumstances; sufficiency of evidence; motion to dismiss

, Court of Appeals , COA23-340 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Radomski

second amendment, as-applied challenge, mens rea, educational property.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-736 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Thomas

Petition for Writ of Certiorari; Satellite-based Monitoring orders; Failure to include order in notice of appeal; Sufficiency of the findings; 404(b) evidence; Prior conviction of a similar nature; Common scheme or plan; Level of supervision; Risk assessment; Static-99R form; Competent evidence to support trial court’s additional findings of fact; Above average risk.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-668 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
State v. Watrous

Motion to Dismiss; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 90-108(a)(7); Methamphetamine; Paraphernalia; Possession; Constructive Possession; Lay Testimony; No Plain Error.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-525 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Wilson

Second-degree kidnapping; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-39; Acting in concert; Facilitating the commission of any felony or facilitating flight of any person following the commission of a felony; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-166; Felony hit and run; Motion to dismiss; N.C. R. Evid. 403(b).

, Court of Appeals , COA23-952 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Young

motion to suppress, Rule 404(b), undisclosed state's witness, conditional discharge

, Court of Appeals , COA23-700 (Judge April Wood) , Published
Aguilar v. Mayen

Child custody; Best interests; Findings of fact must support conclusions of law; Sufficiency of the trial court's findings; Consider all relevant factors; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-13.2.

, Court of Appeals , COA23-538 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
Blackmon v. Blackmon

equitable distribution, sanctions, mixed assets, marital fault

, Court of Appeals , COA23-796 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Carballo v. Carballo

modification of child custody, best interest, visitation, findings of fact, delegation of judicial authority

, Court of Appeals , COA23-494 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
DiMuzio v. DiMuzio

Alimony determination; amount and duration; competent evidence; prior post-separation support findings not binding on alimony award; statutorily required findings for N.C. Gen. Stat. § 50-16.3A(b)(8)