GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2017-31
HOUSE BILL 225
AN ACT to clarify that attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon is a lesser included offense of robbery with a dangerous weapon.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 14‑87 is amended by adding a new subsection to read:
"§ 14‑87. Robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons.
(a) Any person or persons who, having in possession or with the use or threatened use of any firearms or other dangerous weapon, implement or means, whereby the life of a person is endangered or threatened, unlawfully takes or attempts to take personal property from another or from any place of business, residence or banking institution or any other place where there is a person or persons in attendance, at any time, either day or night, or who aids or abets any such person or persons in the commission of such crime, shall be guilty of a Class D felony.
(a1) Attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon shall constitute a lesser included offense of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and evidence sufficient to prove robbery with a dangerous weapon shall be sufficient to support a conviction of attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon.
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective December 1, 2017, and applies to offenses committed on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 31st day of May, 2017.
s/ Bill Rabon
Presiding Officer of the Senate
s/ Tim Moore
Speaker of the House of Representatives
s/ Roy Cooper
Approved 11:16 a.m. this 8th day of June, 2017