§ 14-322 Abandonment and failure to support spouse and children
§ 14-322.1 Abandonment of child or children for six months
§ 14-322.3 Abandonment of an infant under seven days of age
§ 14-325.1 When offense of failure to support child deemed committed in State
§ 14-326.1 Parents; failure to support

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 14 > Article 40

  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
  • automobile graveyard: shall mean any establishment or place of business which is maintained, used, or operated for storing, keeping, buying or selling wrecked, scrapped, ruined, or dismantled motor vehicles or motor vehicle parts. See North Carolina General Statutes 136-143
  • business: means a tourist-oriented business. See North Carolina General Statutes 136-140.15
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Definitions: The following definitions apply in this Article: