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Statutes > North-carolina > Chapter_15A > GS_15A-1008

§15A‑1008.  Dismissal of charges.

When a defendant lackscapacity to proceed, the court may dismiss the charges:

(1)        When it appears tothe satisfaction of the court that the defendant will not gain capacity toproceed; or

(2)        When the defendanthas been substantially deprived of his liberty for a period of time equal to orin excess of the maximum permissible period of confinement for the crime orcrimes charged; or

(3)        Upon the expirationof a period of five years from the date of determination of incapacity toproceed in the case of misdemeanor charges and a period of 10 years in the caseof felony charges. (1973, c. 1286, s. 1.)