Attorney Resources

North Carolina Criminal Record checks

Criminal Discovery for Defense Attorneys: Setup and Usage Guide

Find a Guilford County Inmate and Their Bond Amount [Link]

NC Prison System Offender Search [Link]

NC Superior Court Judges Benchbook [Link]


Indigent Defense Manual Series [Link]


Criminal Defense Training Materials [Link]


Criminal Case Compendium [Link]

Criminal Case Compendium Website [Link]


Criminal Law Blog [Link]


NC Pattern Jury Instructions [Link]


State Bar Ethics Handbook [Link]

Index to NC ethics rules [Link]


Open Data Policing NC [Link]


Police Department Incident Reports [Link]


Judicial Forms [Link]


Collateral Consequences Tool [Link]


Guilford County Specific Resources

Find a Guilford County Inmate and Their Bond Amount [Link]

Guilford County Local Rules and Forms [Link]

Order relieving court appointed attorney [Link]

NC statutory power of attorney form [Link]


Rules for Appointment of Counsel — 18th Judicial District [Link]

Appointed Counsel guidelines letter [Link]

Application for the Guilford County Court Appointed Lists [Link]

Pretrial release policies for the 18th judicial district – update 27 January 2019[Link]

Criminal court costs and fees: motions, orders and practice documents

Feel free to download any of the below materials and modify them for your particular case/county/judge.  * Some of the unconstitutionality arguments are are complex and depend on a thorough understanding of several North Carolina cases and statutory provisions and the North Carolina Constitution (all are completely explained in the unconstitutionality brief).  Please make sure you have a thorough understanding of all the arguments prior to filing this motion.  The PowerPoint may be useful for you to present this argument to the court.

7A-304 is unconstitutional – PowerPoint (29 Jan 16)

Ability to pay considerations (APDs) (Guilford County)

Ability to pay considerations (APDs)

AOC-CR-618 additional findings with model language

Findings of just cause

Motion and brief re unconstitutionality of NC court costs statute

Motion to waive court fees

Notice of Intent to Request Waiver of Costs

Notice requirement motion

Order declaring certain fees unconstitutional – defendant cannot be made to pay overhead

Order declaring certain fees unconstitutional – penalties go to school board

Order declaring certain fees under 7A-304 unconstitutional – 27 Jan 16

Provisional Waiver of Costs

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