The attorneys at Garrett, Walker and Aycoth enjoy teaching trial techniques and legal strategies to their fellow attorneys and judges. Top rated trial lawyers often are asked about the statutory authority relating to trial procedure. The Greensboro Defense Attorney Bar is interested in elevating the experience and knowledge of all of our fellow attorneys. The following is a comprehensive list of those statues, designed to assist both our clients and our fellow attorneys!
Relevant Statutory Authority
15A-941 Arraignment before judge only upon written request; use of two-way audio
transmission; entry of not guilty plea if not arraigned.
15A-942 Right to Counsel.
15A-943 Arraignment in superior court – Required calendaring.
15A-944 Arraignment in superior court – Optional calendaring.
15A-945 Waiver of arraignment.
15A-1201 (Effective until December 1, 2014, contingent upon approval of
constitutional amendment) Right to trial by jury; waiver of jury trial.
15A-1211 Selection procedure generally; role of judge; challenge to the panel;
authority of judge to excuse jurors.
15A-1212 Grounds to challenge for cause.
15A-1213 Informing prospective jurors of case.
15A-1214 Selection of jurors; procedure.
15A-1215 Alternate jurors.
15A-1216 Impaneling jury.
15A-1221 Order of proceedings in jury trial; reading of indictment prohibited.
15A-1222 Expression of opinion prohibited.
15A-1223 Disqualification of judge.
15A-1224 Death or disability of trial judge.
15A-1225 Exclusion of witnesses.
15A-1225.1 Child witnesses; remote testimony.
15A-1225.2 Witnesses with developmental disabilities or mental retardation; remote
15A-1226 Rebuttal evidence.
15A-1227 Motion for dismissal.
15A-1228 Notes by the jury.
15A-1229 View by jury.
15A-1230 Limitations on argument to the jury.
15A-1231 Jury instructions.
15A-1232 Jury instructions; explanation of law; opinion prohibited.
15A-1233 Review of testimony; use of evidence by the jury.
15A-1234 Additional instructions.
15A-1235 Length of deliberations; deadlocked jury.
15A-1236 Admonitions to jurors; regulation and separation of jurors.
15A-1238 Polling the jury.
15A-1239 Judicial comment on verdict.
15A-1240 Impeachment of the verdict.
15A-1241 Record of proceedings.
15A-1242 Defendant’s election to represent himself at trial.
15A-1243 Standby counsel for defendant representing himself.
15A-1334 The sentencing hearing.
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