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Criminal Law: N.C. Resources

Overview of N.C. Resources

This page provides both primary and secondary resources regarding criminal law in North Carolina. The majority of the page is dedicated to offering assistance to those practicing law in North Carolina. Attorneys can find a wealth of information pertaining to the stages of a criminal trial under the N.C. Secondary Resources boxes. Information regarding jury instructions and sentencing can be found near the bottom of the page. Likewise, the treatises may be helpful for users seeking to refresh their familiarity with criminal law and procedure, as well as for those new to the practice of criminal law.   

N.C. Primary Sources - Print

These Primary Print Sources are open to public viewing in the Regent University Law Library.

   - North Carolina Case Law

  • Supreme Court Opinions
    • South Eastern Reporter
  • Court of Appeals Opinions
    • South Eastern Reporter

   - North Carolina Codes and Statutes

  • General Statutes of North Carolina Annotated (LexisNexis)
  • North Carolina Administrative Code (Thompson Reuters)

N.C. Jury Instructions


HeinOnline is a useful tool for finding archived material, especially material dating back to the 19th century. HeinOnline is also good for users who are seeking out international resources or law review journals. The law review journals are, however, only available in PDF format, as are all other sources procured through HeinOnline. 


    HeinOnline is accessible via IP recognition while on-campus; When off-campus, users MUST login via Regent's Law Library site.