North Carolina Supreme Court opinion reversing conviction of homeless registrant for failure to register, concluding that the evidence presented at trial was insufficient to support an inference of deceptive intent and noting that only “willful” registration violations were criminalized.
North Carolina Court of Appeals opinion concluding that lifetime Satellite Based Monitoring ("SBM") of Defendant was not an unreasonable search in violation of the Fourth Amendment after balancing the state's interest in "preventing and prosecuting future crimes", Defendant's "diminished expectation of privacy both during and after any period of post-release supervision," and the "limited intrusion" caused by lifetime SBM.
North Carolina Supreme Court opinion holding that lifetime Satellite Based Monitoring is reasonable and permissible under the Fourth Amendment because it promotes a legitimate and compelling governmental interest that outweighs the program's "narrow, tailored intrusion" into defendant's expectation of privacy.
Supreme Court of North Carolina opinion holding in a case of first impression that lifetime satellite-based monitoring (SBM) based on Defendant's status as an aggravated sex offender was reasonable under the Fourth Amendment.
North Carolina Supreme Court decision finding that a trial court order determining that a defendant was a "danger to the community" was not in error, and thus registration was required under state law, following his conviction for secret peeping.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals holding that venue in a federal failure to register case is proper in the district where the defendant departed from.
4th Circuit Court of Appeals opinion reversing dismissal of federal indictment for failure to register, finding that non-delegation principles were not violated, and that federal SORNA was not puntive.
North Carolina Supreme Court opinion holding that imposition of mandatory, lifetime GPS monitoring imposed on individuals who North Carolina classified as recidivist offenders and who were no longer under state criminal supervision was a violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Federal trial court in North Carolina Judgment and Consent Order precluding the registration of an individual convicted of out-of-state without an opportunity to be heard.
North Carolina Court of Appeals holding that the state legislature's attempt to bring North Carolina's conditions for removal from the sex offender registry in line with federal standards did not constitute an unlawful delegation of authority, and that evidence was sufficient to support the Superior Court's denial of offender's petition.