Where is N&O reporter bLYTHE gettting her information from? Her statement below is incorrect, and it masks what really is happening inside the Wake Counrty Court. Defendants do not “often give up their (misdemeanor DWI) appeal and head back to district court for sentencing.” The Wake court does not enforce probable cause hearings as mandated by state law NCGS 15A-606. No court form even exists to allow defendants to demand or waive probable cause hearings in the Wake County District Court. So, Anne, exactly how are defendants appealing a conviction? Thousands of cases are illegally moved from district to superior court without probable cause. As the N&O’s court reporter, surely you know how the court system is supposed to work? Who is telling you what to write Anne? Why don’t you do fact-checking?
FALSE INFORMATION FROM ANNE BLYTHE’S ARTICLE ON THE WAKE COURT:
“Often, defendants eventually give up their appeal in Superior Court and head back to District Court for sentencing. The year of license suspension is supposed to kick in when the defendant returns to District Court for sentencing.”