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§15A‑1333.  Availability of presentence report.

(a)        Presentence Reportsand Sentencing Services Information  Not Public Records. – A writtenpresentence report, the record of an oral presentence report, and informationobtained in the preparation of a sentencing plan by a sentencing servicesprogram under Article 61 of Chapter 7A are not public records and may not bemade available to any person except as provided in this section.

(b)        Access to Reports.– The defendant, his counsel, the prosecutor, or the court may have access atany reasonable time to a written presentence report or to any record of an oralpresentence report. Access to a sentencing plan and information obtained in thepreparation of a sentencing plan shall be in accordance with the comprehensivesentencing services program plan developed pursuant to G.S. 7A‑774.

(c)        Expunging Reports.– On motion of the defendant, the court in its discretion may order a writtenpresentence report, the record of an oral presentence report, or a sentencing planexpunged from the court record. (1977, c. 711, s. 1; 2000‑67,s. 15.9(c).)