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Article 1 - General Provisions. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-1 15-1. Statute of limitations for misdemeanors.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-2 through 15-3 15-2 through 15-3. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-4 15-4. Accused entitled to counsel.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-4.1 through 15-5.1 15-4.1 through 15-5.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1013, s. 12.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-5.2 15-5.2. Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1013, s. 6.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-5.3 through 15-5.4 15-5.3 through 15-5.4. Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 1013, s. 12.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-6 15-6. Imprisonment to be in county jail.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-6.1 15-6.1. Changing place of confinement of prisoner committing offense.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-6.2 15-6.2. Concurrent sentences for offenses of different grades or to be served in different places.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-6.3 15-6.3. Credit for service of sentence while in another jurisdiction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-7 15-7. Postmortem examinations directed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-8 15-8. Stolen property returned to owner.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-9 15-9. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-10 15-10. Speedy trial or discharge on commitment for felony.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-10.1 15-10.1. Detainer; purpose; manner of use.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-10.2 15-10.2. Mandatory disposition of detainers - request for final disposition of charges; continuance; information to be furnished prisoner.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-10.3 15-10.3. Mandatory disposition of detainers - procedure; return of prisoner after trial.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-10.4 15-10.4. Mandatory disposition of detainers - exception as to prisoners who are mentally ill.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 2 - Record and Disposition of Seized, etc., Articles. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-11 15-11. Sheriffs and police departments to maintain register of personal property confiscated, seized or found.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-11.1 15-11.1. Seizure, custody and disposition of articles; exceptions.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-11.2 15-11.2. Disposition of unclaimed firearms not confiscated or seized as trial evidence.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-12 15-12. Publication of notice of unclaimed property; advertisement and sale or donation of unclaimed bicycles.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-13 15-13. Public sale 30 days after publication of notice.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-14 15-14. Notice of sale.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-14.1 15-14.1. Sale of property through electronic auction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-15 15-15. Disbursement of proceeds of sale.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-16 15-16. Nonliability of officers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-17 15-17. Construction of Article.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 3 - Warrants. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-18 through 15-24 15-18 through 15-24. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-24.1 15-24.1. Amendment of warrant to show ownership of property.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4 - Search Warrants. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-25 15-25. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-25.1 through 15-25.2 15-25.1 through 15-25.2. Repealed by Session Laws 1969, c. 869, s. 8.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-26 through 15-27.1 15-26 through 15-27.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 4A - Administrative Search and Inspection Warrants. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-27.2 15-27.2. Warrants to conduct inspections authorized by law.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 5 - Peace Warrants. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-28 through 15-38 15-28 through 15-38. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, ss. 11, 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 6 - Arrest. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-39 through 15-42 15-39 through 15-42. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-43 15-43. House broken open to prevent felony.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-44 through 15-47 15-44 through 15-47. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 7 - Fugitives from Justice. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-48 15-48. Repealed by Session Laws 1997-80, s. 10.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-49 15-49. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 166, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-50 through 15-52 15-50 through 15-52. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-53 15-53. Governor may employ agents, and offer rewards.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-53.1 15-53.1. Governor may offer rewards for information leading to arrest and conviction.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-54 15-54. Officer entitled to reward.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 8 - Extradition. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-55 through 15-84 15-55 through 15-84. Transferred to G.S. 15A-721 to 15A-750 by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 16.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 9 - Preliminary Examination. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-85 through 15-101 15-85 through 15-101. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 10 - Bail. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-102 through 15-103 15-102 through 15-103. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-103.1 15-103.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-103.2 15-103.2. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 166, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-104 15-104. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-104.1 15-104.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 166, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-105 through 15-107 15-105 through 15-107. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-107.1 15-107.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 166, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-108 through 15-109 15-108 through 15-109. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 11 - Forfeiture of Bail. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-110 through 15-124 15-110 through 15-124. Repealed by Sessions Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 12 - Commitment to Prison. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-125 15-125. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-126 15-126. Commitment to county jail.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-127 15-127. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 13 - Venue. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-128 15-128. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-129 15-129. In offenses on waters dividing counties.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-130 15-130. Assault in one county, death in another.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-131 15-131. Assault in this State, death in another.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-132 15-132. Person in this State injuring one in another.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-133 15-133. In county where death occurs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-134 through 15-136 15-134 through 15-136. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 14 - Presentment. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-137 through 15-139 15-137 through 15-139. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 15 - Indictment. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-140 through 15-143 15-140 through 15-143. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-144 15-144. Essentials of bill for homicide.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-144.1 15-144.1. Essentials of bill for rape.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-144.2 15-144.2. Essentials of bill for sex offense.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-145 15-145. Form of bill for perjury.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-146 15-146. Bill for subornation of perjury.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-147 15-147. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-148 15-148. Manner of alleging joint ownership of property.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-149 15-149. Description in bill for larceny of money.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-150 15-150. Description in bill for embezzlement.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-151 15-151. Intent to defraud; larceny and receiving.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-152 15-152. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-153 15-153. Bill or warrant not quashed for informality.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-154 15-154. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-155 15-155. Defects which do not vitiate.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 15A - Investigation of Offenses Involving Abandonment and Nonsupport of Children. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-155.1 15-155.1. Reports to district attorneys of Work First Family Assistance and out-of-wedlock births.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-155.2 15-155.2. District attorney to take action on report of Work First Family Assistance and children born out of wedlock.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-155.3 15-155.3. Disclosure of information by district attorney or agent.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 15B - Pretrial Examination of Witnesses and Exhibits of the State. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-155.4 through 15-155.5 15-155.4 through 15-155.5. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 16 - Trial before Justice. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-156 through 15-158 15-156 through 15-158. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-159 15-159. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-160 through 15-161 15-160 through 15-161. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 17 - Trial in Superior Court. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-162 15-162. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-162.1 15-162.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1971, c. 1225.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-163 through 15-165 15-163 through 15-165. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 218, s. 4.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-166 15-166. Exclusion of bystanders in trial for rape and sex offenses.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-167 15-167. Extension of session of court by trial judge.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-168 15-168. Justification as defense to libel.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-169 15-169. Conviction of assault, when included in charge.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-170 15-170. Conviction for a less degree or an attempt.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-171 15-171. Repealed by Session Laws 1953, c. 100.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-172 15-172. Verdict for murder in first or second degree.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-173 15-173. Demurrer to the evidence.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-173.1 through 15-174 15-173.1 through 15-174. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-175 15-175. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1286, s. 26.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176 15-176. Prisoner not to be tried in prison uniform.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.1 15-176.1. District attorney may argue for death penalty.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.2 15-176.2. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 44, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 17A - Informing Jury in Case Involving Death Penalty. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.3 15-176.3. Informing and questioning potential jurors on consequences of guilty verdict.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.4 15-176.4. Instruction to jury on consequences of guilty verdict.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.5 15-176.5. Argument to jury on consequences of guilty verdict.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.6 through 15-176.8 15-176.6 through 15-176.8. Reserved for future codification purposes.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 17B - Informing Jury of Possible Punishment upon Conviction. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-176.9 15-176.9. Loss of motor vehicle driver's license.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 18 - Appeal. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-177 through 15-178 15-177 through 15-178. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1141, s. 17.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-179 through 15-186 15-179 through 15-186. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-186.1 15-186.1: Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 44, s. 1.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 19 - Execution. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-187 15-187. Death by administration of lethal drugs.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-188 15-188. Manner and place of execution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-188.1 15-188.1. Health care professional assistance.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-189 15-189. Sentence of death; prisoner taken to penitentiary.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-190 15-190. Person or persons to be designated by warden to execute sentence; supervision of execution; who shall be present.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-191 15-191. Pending sentences unaffected.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-192 15-192. Certificate filed with clerk.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-193 15-193. Notice of reprieve or new trial.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-194 15-194. Time for execution.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-195 15-195. Prisoner taken to place of trial when new trial granted.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-196 15-196: Repealed by Session Laws 1989, c. 353, s. 3.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 19A - Credits against the Service of Sentences and for Attainment of Prison Privileges. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-196.1 15-196.1. Credits allowed.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-196.2 15-196.2. Allowance in cases of multiple sentences.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-196.3 15-196.3. Effect of credit.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-196.4 15-196.4. Procedures for judicial award.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 20 - Suspension of Sentence and Probation. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-197 through 15-200.1 15-197 through 15-200.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-200.2 15-200.2. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 309, s. 2.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-201 through 15-202 15-201 through 15-202. Repealed by Session Laws 1973, c. 1262, s. 10.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-203 15-203. Duties of the Secretary of Public Safety; appointment of probation officers; reports; requests for extradition.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-203.1 15-203.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1963, c. 914, s. 6.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-204 15-204. Assignment, compensation and oath of probation officers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-205 15-205. Duties and powers of the probation officers.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-205.1 15-205.1. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-206 15-206. Cooperation with Division of Adult Correction of the Department of Public Safety and officials of local units.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-207 15-207. Records treated as privileged information.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-208 15-208. Repealed by Session Laws 1975, c. 138.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-209 15-209. Accommodations for probation offices.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 21 - Segregation of Youthful Offenders. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-210 through 15-216 15-210 through 15-216. Repealed by Session Laws 1967, c. 996, s. 17.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 22 - Review of Criminal Trials. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-217 15-217. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-217.1 15-217.1: Recodified as 15A-1420(b1) by Session Laws 1995 (Regular Session, 1996), c. 719, s. 3.[RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-218 through 15-222 15-218 through 15-222. Repealed by Session Laws 1977, c. 711, s. 33.[RTF] [PDF]
Article 23 - Expunction of Records. [RTF] [PDF]
G.S. 15-223 through 15-224 15-223 through 15-224. Recodified as 15A-145 and 15A-146 by Session Laws 1985, c. 636, s. 1, effective July 5, 1985.[RTF] [PDF]