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Warrantless search of defendant’s apartment was not unlawful (access required)

Where a North Carolina statute authorized warrantless searches of post-release supervisees by a probation officer, the search of defendant’s apartment was not unlawful, even though his own supervision agreement only authorized warrantless searches of his residence by his assigned probation officer, ...

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Criminal trial will proceed despite defendants’ stay request (access required)

Although the defendants argued the court should stay the trial in order to allow them sufficient time to explore discrepancies in interviews of a witness conducted by the police, the request was denied because the defendants had 40 days before ...

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Evidentiary hearing conducted for actual innocence claim (access required)

Where petitioner seeks to overturn his convictions arising from an assault of a co-worker by petitioning for a writ of actual innocence based on nonbiological evidence, the court has taken testimony and cross-examination of witnesses as ordered by the Court ...

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