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F. "Bill" William Powers

Charlotte DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Can I get a settlement for an car accident that resulted in me getting whiplash and head contusions?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Timothy Shawn Howard
    2. John M. McCabe
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    4. David Ian Schoen
    5. David Herman Hirsch
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    First, sorry to hear you're going through all this. Until it happens to either you or someone you know, it can be hard to truly understand how difficult and sometimes frustrating the process can be. Speak with an attorney, as the factual basis can be critical to the presentation of a claim. And probably most important, focus on your health and get back to where you were before the loss. Great question! Bill Powers Charlotte, NC

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  2. I know I'm guilty for a DUI, is there really a point to hiring an attorney?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Mark Copoulos
    3. Damon John Chetson
    4. Charles K. Kenyon Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    An attorney can help in many ways. They normally will explain the process. . .which includes more than just what happens in court. There are implications with DMV, licensing issues and the mechanics of court. If you can't afford an attorney, ask for a Public Defender. DWI cases are extraordinary complex. Understanding how things work, reviewing legal issues and assisting through the process is what lawyers do. Bill Powers North Carolina DWI Attorney

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  3. My 17 year old son has just received a DWI and blew a .04. Is there anyway to get the charge reduced?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Dean George Tsourakis
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    That is a difficult inquiry to address. One would need more information, as there are differences between a violation of NCGS 20-138.1 and 20-138.3. The PDP adds a level of complexity, in that the appreciable impairment prong could be proven both with a reading (even if under .08), and when considering in a totality the cumulative effects of impairing substances, may include both alcohol and possibly illegal substances that would necessarily include the need for paraphernalia. So, is...

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  4. The cop never saw me driving, he got a call in and pulled me over.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Matthew Vernon Silva
    3. Blake Spale
    4. Benjamin W. Deaver
    5. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
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    That's a VERY interesting legal issue. Anonymous source cases often present legal issues, as normally law enforcement must be able to identify the party and/or present evidence as to the veracity of an allegation. Put simply, Defense Counsel would want to determine the basis of the "tip" and whether a stop was based upon nothing more than unarticulated suspicion or mere "hunch." Sometimes "tips" also come with testimony from officers where they may have clued in on a vehicle and...

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  5. Serious bodily injury vs bodily injury in a DUI

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. George Wilmarth Nickel III
    3. R. Alfred Patrick
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    5. Karl E. Knudsen
    5 lawyer answers

    Although this is an inquiry on the Personal Inquiry section, the language relates to what is referred to as a Grossly Aggravating Factor as is defined under North Carolina General Statute 20-179. SEE LINK BELOW. The relevant section is: (3) Serious injury to another person caused by the defendant's impaired driving at the time of the offense. (c) Determining Existence of Grossly Aggravating Factors. - At the sentencing hearing, based upon the evidence presented at trial...

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  6. When you are in a car accident and have a passenger and the accident is not your fault. Who insurance to file it on

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. R. Alfred Patrick
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. Glenn Jay Holzberg
    4. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    5. John L. Schroeder
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    Normally a claim is made against the person whom caused the injury. That can be complicated though, as there may be more than one party deemed "at fault." Most personal injury lawyers will take a look at the case, on a confidential basis, without charging anything. Either way, it makes sense to talk to an experienced attorney to determine the appropriate manner in which to proceed. REALLY good question though! bill powers

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  7. I had a mishap with driving a golf cart and it fell in pond. Prosecutor is saying I am immoral and denying deferred prosecution.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. George Wilmarth Nickel III
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Katherine Elizabeth Hudson
    5. Philip Anthony Fabiano
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    That certainly sounds like an interesting factual basis. Likely expensive too. You may wish to call John Fanney in Raleigh. He's is an excellent attorney. Please say "hey" if you call. Best of luck to you.

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  8. Just found out I'm a fugitive ...but I didn't know I was in trouble until I googled my name ...what should I do ?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Jesse Grant Scharff
    3. Raymond George Wigell
    4. Matthew Gridley Pruden
    5. L. Vincent Ramunno
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    Retain legal counsel immediately. Trafficking is a VERY serious charge in both State and Federal court.

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  9. Tried to blow at a recent dwi test and failed,was refused chem analysis.

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Dustin R. T. Sullivan
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    Well, as to changing the law, that'll require a pretty monumental effort in Raleigh at the North Carolina General Assembly. Probably best to speak with your attorney regarding a Wilfull Refusal hearing.

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  10. Can I be convicted of a DUI when there is no evidence but an officer's opinion of my state at the time

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Fred B. Amos II
    2. William A. Jones Jr.
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    4. Timothy J. Vanderweert
    5. Samuel Cohen
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    That is a complicated inquiry, as it involves proof of operation and possibly what is referred to a "naked, extrajudicial confession" under State v. Trexler. Without a reading the State may need to proceed on the "appreciable impairment prong" of 20-138.1. Seek experienced legal counsel immediately.

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