• Summary date: May 14 2020 - More information

    Amends GS 15A-534 to no longer mandate judicial officials to require a defendant to execute a secured appearance bond when imposing house arrest with electronic monitoring as a condition of pretrial release. Additionally, no longer mandates a judicial official to require a defendant who has failed to appear on one or more prior occasions to answer the charge(s) to which pretrial conditions apply to execute a secured appearance bond in an amount at least double the amount of the most recent previous secured or unsecured bond, or $1,000 if no bond has been required of the charges. Instead, requires the judicial official to impose conditions of pretrial release provided by the statute, which includes imposing restrictions on travel, associations, conduct, or place of abode of the defendant. Effective December 1, 2020, and applies to conditions of pretrial release imposed on or after that date.

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