Happy Valentine’s Day Readers! We hope this day reaches you with lots of joy and smiles.
Appeals Tip of the Week: Courtesy of David Andrews, Office of the Appellate Defender
Motions to Dismiss – Always make a motion to dismiss at the close of the State’s evidence and at the close of all the evidence. Failure to do so waives the argument on appeal. In re Rikard, 161 N.C. App. 150 (2003). Challenge each element of each offense and raise variance arguments as well. If possible, constitutionalize the argument under the due process clauses of the U.S. and N.C. constitutions.
Today is the last day for registration for our Juvenile Enhancement Training on 02/26/2020. The link will be removed from all our platforms at 3PM today.
Enjoy your Valentine’s Day weekend & we’ll see you next week!