- Prosecutors may “Orally Dismiss” cases in Open Court
- District Attorneys (State Prosecutors) may also File Written Notice of Dismissal
- Clerk of Court required to “record the dismissal”
Is a Warrant Required? What can be searched during a search warrant? Are there Differences in Types of Warrants?
- Search Warrant is a type of Court Order
Attorney Bill Powers discusses: When Do They Need a Search Warrant in North Carolina?
- Do I Have Rights?
The North Carolina General Assembly Ratified and Governor Pat McCrory signed New NC Fallen and Disabled First Responder Tuition Law “Senate Bill 37”
- Ratified Date September 29, 2015
- Approved October 30, 2015
Question: “During a Traffic Stop, Do I Have to Consent to Search?”
A local North Carolina Police Department recently posted on YouTube a video regarding Traffic Stops: What to Expect as a Motorist. There are some important points to consider:
- Consent to Search a Vehicle Implies Voluntary Compliance
Chapter 15A-246 explains what is required to search, generally speaking, in a North Carolina Search Warrant. While not an exhaustive list, the North Carolina General Statutes set forth:
By Driving a Car in North Carolina, Do You Consent to a Sniff Search? Is a Sniff even a Search? Does the law differ between Vehicles and Persons?
Caselaw Summary For North Carolina v. Warren
North Carolina Court of Appeals – Publication Date August 4, 2015
See Judge Miller’s Administrate Order: Magistrate Videoconferencing
North Carolina General Statute NCGS 20-16.2 “Implied Consent to Chemical Analysis” sets forth some of the different protocols we follow in North Carolina in obtaining a Blood Alcohol Content BAC and/or an BrAC or “Breath Alcohol Content” and reads in relevant part:
§ 20-16.2. Implied consent to chemical analysis; mandatory revocation of license in event of refusal; right of driver to request analysis.