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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15 > GS_15-155

§15‑155.  Defects which do not vitiate.

No judgment upon anyindictment for felony or misdemeanor,  whether after verdict, or by confession,or otherwise, shall be stayed or reversed for the want of the averment of anymatter unnecessary to be proved, nor for omission of the words "as appearsby the record," or of the words "with force and arms," nor forthe insertion of the words "against the form of the statutes" insteadof the words "against the form of the statute," or vice versa; norfor omission of the words "against the form of the statute" or"against the form of the statutes," nor for omitting to state thetime at which the offense was committed in any case where time is not of theessence of the offense, nor for stating the time imperfectly, nor for statingthe offense to have been committed on a day subsequent to the finding of theindictment, or on an impossible day, or on a day that never happened; nor forwant of a proper and perfect venue, when the court shall appear by theindictment to have had jurisdiction of the offense. (7 Hen. VIII, c. 8; R.C., c.35, s. 20; Code, s. 1189; Rev., s. 3255; C.S., s. 4625.)