Since this is a non-DP case, appeal will go to NC Appellate Court (comprised of 15 judges roatated in groups of 3). May 4: Notice of Appeal issued at the end of the trial (Kurtz) (total time elapsed) next steps: (65 days) request for transcripts (court has 65 days to provide these to the defense) (100 days) using transcripts and other material, proposed record on appeal is due within 35 days (30 day extension(s) can be granted) (121 days) upon completion, pros is served with proposed record and has 21 days to request revisions. proposed record includes Q&A/statements re: potential errors (assignments of error) with references to the record/transcript, supporting arguments of unfair prejudice in trial errors which require address and relief. if pros and def attorney agree on the record, it becomes a record on appeal and goes to the appellate court. If they don't agree, a judge will take up the issue in conference and decide the content for the record on appeal. (151 days) once the record is formalized, defense has 30 days to serve a brief: legal arguments with references and citation, summary of proceedings and evidence. (181 days) AG then has 30 days to respond with State's brief/arguments. ***Appellate Court then schedules record for consideration. (300-400 days?) Defense/State may or may not be called to present oral argument. There is no evidence introduced or presented. Appellate Court will determine only if legal errors were committed. Such errors which unfairly prejudiced the defendent may result in relief in the form of (for this case): dismissal of the charges, or a new trial. Record will appear here: http://appellate.nccourts.org/dockets.php?court=2, once its on the Appellate dockets.