Bill Summary for H 852 (2011-2012)
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TO PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL NOT DISPOSE OF A CRIMINAL ACTION THAT IS A CLASS B, C, D, OR E FELONY BY ORDERING A PRAYER FOR JUDGMENT CONTINUED THAT EXCEEDS TWELVE MONTHS.Intro. by Spear.
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House committee substitute makes the following changes to 1st edtion.
Amends proposed GS 15A-1331B, clarifying Class B1 and B2 felonies (rather than Class B). Clarifies that at the time the state prays judgment, or 12 months from the date of the prayer for judgment continued order, whichever is earlier, then the court must enter a final judgment unless the court finds that it is in the interest of justice to continue the order for prayer for judgment continued. Provides that the order must be continued for a specific period of time not to exceed 12 months, if the court continues the order for PJC. Prohibits the court from continuing a prayer for judgment continued order for more than one additional 12-month period. Makes a conforming change to the bill title.