Amends GS 15A-601 to require any defendant charged with a misdemeanor under a magistrate's order or by criminal process who is held in the custody to have a first appearance before a district court judge in the district in which the crime is charged to have been committed. Clarifies that this first appearance is not a critical stage of the proceedings. Makes technical changes and language gender neutral. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to criminal processes served on or after that date.
MISDEMEANORS/MANDATE FIRST APPEARANCES.
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AN ACT TO REQUIRE A FIRST APPEARANCE BEFORE A DISTRICT COURT JUDGE FOR A DEFENDANT CHARGED WITH A MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE AND HELD IN CUSTODY, AS RECOMMENDED BY THE COURTS COMMISSION.Intro. by John, Rogers, Morey, Brewer.
Status: Ref to the Com on Judiciary, if favorable, Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House (House action) (May 14 2020)
Thu, 14 May 2020 House: Filed
Thu, 14 May 2020 House: Passed 1st Reading
Bill H 1098 (2019-2020)Summary date: May 14 2020 - View Summary