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Post-Election Criminal Law Updates

The November 2014 election in North Carolina had numerous potential effects on the criminally accused in Guilford County. This post is an attempt at a comprehensive update regarding those changes. Constitutional Amendment. Perhaps most importantly, North Carolinians voted in favor of a Constitutional Amendment wherein the criminally accused now have the right to waive jury […]

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Would Allow Felony Bench Trials in North Carolina

In the November election, North Carolina voters will once again be given an opportunity to amend the North Carolina Constitution. The amendment at issue is whether those charges with a Felony in North Carolina should have the option to waive a jury trial and instead have a trial by judge, also known as a “bench […]