Nothing in this Article limits, waives, or abrogates any of the following:

(1)        The scope or nature of any statutory or common law privilege, including the work-product privilege or the attorney-client privilege.

(2)        Any existing ability or authority under State law to challenge privilege.

(3)        An enforcement agency’s ability to obtain or use documents or information that the agency otherwise has the authority to obtain under State law adopted pursuant to federally delegated programs. ?(2015-286, s. 4.1(a).)

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes 8-58.60

  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • following: when used by way of reference to any section of a statute, shall be construed to mean the section next preceding or next following that in which such reference is made; unless when some other section is expressly designated in such reference. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3