§ 23-23 Insolvent debtor’s oath
§ 23-24 Persons imprisoned for nonpayment of costs in criminal cases
§ 23-25 Petition; before whom; notice; service
§ 23-26 Warrant issued for prisoner
§ 23-27 Proceeding on application
§ 23-28 Suggestion of fraud
§ 23-29 Persons taken in arrest and bail proceedings, or in execution
§ 23-30 When petition may be filed
§ 23-30.1 Provisional release
§ 23-31 Petition; contents; verification
§ 23-32 Notice; length of notice and to whom given
§ 23-33 Who may suggest fraud
§ 23-34 Where no suggestion of fraud, discharge granted
§ 23-35 Continuance granted for cause
§ 23-36 Where fraud in issue, discharge only after trial
§ 23-37 If fraud found, debtor imprisoned
§ 23-38 Effect of order of discharge

Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 23 > Article 4 - Discharge of Insolvent Debtors

  • Arrest: Taking physical custody of a person by lawful authority.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • in writing: may be construed to include printing, engraving, lithographing, and any other mode of representing words and letters: Provided, that in all cases where a written signature is required by law, the same shall be in a proper handwriting, or in a proper mark. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • oath: shall be construed to include "affirmation" in all cases where by law an affirmation may be substituted for an oath, and in like cases the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • property: shall include all property, both real and personal. 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
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.