Office of the Appellate Defender
123 West Main Street, Suite 500, Durham, NC 27701
Telephone: (919) 354-7210 - Fax: (919) 354-7211

Office Directory
Litigation Guides for Adult Criminal Cases
  Common Issues in Guilty Plea Appeals
  Common Issues in Probation Revocation Appeals
Litigation Guide for SBM Hearings & Sample Motion to Dismiss and Declare SBM Unconstitutional (Revised 4/2017)
Litigation Guides for Cases Involving Juveniles
  Motion to Require Notice and a Finding Beyond a Reasonable Doubt under N.C. Gen. Stat. 7B-2507(B)(4).
  Motion to dismiss making a false report of mass violence charge
  Motion to dismiss communicating threat of mass violence charge
  Strategies for Litigating Miller Cases
Motion Challenging the Constitutionality of LWOP Sentences for Juveniles and the Constitutionality
__ of N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-1340.19A, et. seq.
  Motion to Set Case for Discretionary Transfer Hearing
  Motion to Prohibit State from Pursuing Felony Murder Verdict
  Extending Roper v. Simmons and Miller v. Alabama to 18- to 25-year olds
  Motion for Order to Preclude State from Seeking the Death Penalty because Defendant was X Years Old at the Time of the Alleged Capital Crime
  Motion for Order to Preclude State from Seeking a Mandatory LWOP Sentence because Defendant was X Years Old at the Time of the Alleged Offense