Recording of Interrogations in North Carolina
North Carolina state statute mandates the electronic recording of custodial interrogations in felony criminal investigations, and of all custodial interrogations of juveniles in criminal investigations conducted at any place of detention. If a custodial interrogation for an investigation falling under the law’s requirements was not electronically recorded in its entirety, any statements made by the defendant may be questioned with regard to the voluntariness and reliability of the statement. Additionally, recordings of non-defendant custodial interrogations under the law shall be provided to the juvenile or criminal defendant as part of discovery requirements. Effective: 2008; Amended most recently: 2023.