Heard in the Court of Appeals August 13, 2014.
Mecklenburg County. No. 11 CRS 204350.
Attorney General Roy Cooper, by Assistant Attorney General Joseph L. Hyde, for the State.
Rudolf Widenhouse & Fialko, by M. Gordon Widenhouse, Jr., for defendant.
ELMORE, Judge. Judges CALABRIA and STEPHENS concur.
Appeal by defendant from judgment entered 25
February 2013 by Judge Sharon Tracey Barrett in Mecklenburg County Superior
Defendant appeals from judgment entered 25 February 2013 after she pled guilty to driving while impaired (DWI). The trial court sentenced defendant to imprisonment for 12 months minimum, 12 months maximum, which was suspended for 18 months on various conditions including an active sentence of 14 days imprisonment. After careful consideration, we dismiss defendant's appeal.
On 25 October 2011, Susan Denise Shaw (defendant) was convicted of misdemeanor DWI in Mecklenburg County District Court. She appealed the conviction to Mecklenburg County Superior Court and pled guilty to the same charge on 25 February 2013. The trial court found one grossly aggravating factor, a prior DWI conviction within seven years before the current conviction's offense date, and imposed a Level Two punishment. Defendant timely appeals to this Court.
a.) Right to Appeal
The State argues for this Court to dismiss defendant's appeal because defendant has no statutory ...