sex offense with a child; indecent liberties with a child; felony child abuse by a sexual act; plain error; expert witness testimony; impermissible vouching
driving while impaired; sufficiency of the evidence that defendant was driving
First Amendment challenge; Harassment of a juror; Conspiracy to commit harassment of a juror; Content-neutral restriction; Intermediate scrutiny; Sufficiency of the evidence; Pretrial discovery obligations of a criminal defendant; Character evidence; Hearsay; and Jury instructions.
Jury trial; prosecutorial commenting on post-Miranda silence; prosecutorial question assuming a fact not in evidence; closing argument referencing excluded evidence
First-degree murder; premeditation and deliberation; no jury instruction on lesser-included offenses.
Denial of motion to dismiss for insufficiency of the evidence; trafficking in cocaine by possession; N.C. Gen Stat. 90-95(h)(3)(c)
improper jury instruction; plain error; consecutive sentences
Expert testimony; proximate causation
Driving While Impaired, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver, Motion to Dismiss, Sufficiency of Evidence, Appreciable Impairment
Interlocutory Appeal; Substantial Right; Failure to Include Statement of Grounds for Appellate Review; Lack of Appellate Jurisdiction
Interlocutory order- substantial right; motion to recuse; denial of access to records, NCGS 1-72.1; fragmentary appeals.
interlocutory appeal; Rule 12(b)(1); negligence; NIED; loss of services; punitive damages
appellate jurisdiction; Rules of Appellate Procedure; notice of appeal; service; Industrial Commission