H511 - North Carolina First Step Act. (SL 2020-47)
Session Year 2020
Overview: S.L. 2020-47 does all of the following:

  • Authorizes a court to deviate from the mandatory minimum sentence for drug trafficking offenses if certain findings are made.
  • Requires the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) to publish an annual report of the number of sentences modified under Section 2 of this act.
  • Allows a person sentenced solely for trafficking or conspiracy to commit trafficking, to file a Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR) requesting a resentencing in accordance with Section 2 of this act.
  • Directs the Department of Information Technology (DIT) to study the collection of criminal justice data elements.

This act has various effective dates. Please see the full summary for more detail.

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