NC Court of Appeals rules in favor of Paul's client in criminal appeal

The North Carolina Court of Appeals published an opinion finding in favor of Patterson Harkavy attorney Paul Smith's client.

In North Carolina v. Everrette, a unanimous panel of the court vacated a criminal judgment for obtaining property by false pretenses against Paul's client. The Court concluded that the indictments in the case failed to describe the property allegedly obtained with sufficient particularity. The Court therefore concluded that the trial court lacked jurisdiction over the defendant, and ordered that the judgments against him be vacated.