A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO ELIMINATE APPEALS FOR INFRACTIONS, TO MODIFY APPEALS TO THE SUPERIOR COURT IN PROBATION REVOCATIONS IN WHICH THE DEFENDANT HAS WAIVED A HEARING, TO AMEND THE LAW PERTAINING TO RESENTENCING UPON THE REVERSAL OF A SENTENCE ON APPELLATE REVIEW, TO MAKE CHANGES REGARDING THE PROCEDURES FOR A MOTION FOR APPROPRITE RELIEF, AND TO RECLASSIFY CERTAIN MISDEMEANORS AS INFRACTIONS.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.
Changes the long title.
Provides that Section 2 of the act, proposed changes to GS 15A-1347, will become effective December 1, 2013, and will expire on December 31, 2015. Repeals GS 15A-1347, effective December 31, 2015.
Amends GS 7A-27, effective January 1, 2016, to provide that an appeal lies of right directly to the Court of Appeals, from any final judgment of a district court that revokes probation or imposes special probation. Effective January 1, 2016.
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