Bill Summary for H 852 (2011-2012)
Apr 8 2011
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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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Enacts new GS 15A-1331B, as the title indicates. Further requires that if the court enters a prayer for judgment continued in a criminal action that is a Class B, C, D, or E felony, the court must include a condition that the state will pray judgment within 12 months and requires the court to enter a final judgment at the earlier of the time that the state prays judgment or 12 months from the date of the prayer for judgment continued order. Applies to criminal actions heard by the court on or after December 1, 2011.