A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT A REBUTTABLE PRESUMPTION EXISTS IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT A PERSON CHARGED WITH A FELONY OR CLASS A1 MISDEMEANOR OFFENSE INVOLVING THE ILLEGAL USE, POSSESSION, OR DISCHARGE OF A FIREARM SHOULD NOT BE RELEASED PRIOR TO TRIAL, AND TO AMEND CERTAIN BOND PROVISIONS.
Identical to H 251, filed 3/6/13.
Amends GS 15A-533 to create a rebuttable presumption that no condition of release will assure a person's appearance if a judicial official finds that there is reasonable cause to believe that the person committed a felony or Class A1 misdemeanor involving the illegal use, possession, or discharge of a firearm, and the official also finds (1) the offense was committed while the person was on pretrial release for another felony or Class A1 misdemeanor involving the use, possession, or discharge of a firearm or (2) the person was previously convicted of such a felony or Class A1 misdemeanor and no more than five years have elapsed since the later of the date of conviction or the person's release for the offense. Applies to proceedings to determine pretrial release conditions on or after December 1, 2013.
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