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F. "Bill" William Powers

Charlotte DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. Pulled for speeding and resulted in DWI....

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Christopher James Welch
    3. Fred B. Amos II
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    5. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    5 lawyer answers

    The North Carolina General Assembly has made a "reduction" VERY difficult. It is a rare event indeed that a prosecutor would agree to proceed in such fashion. Given the complexity of Impaired Driving offenses. . .and the potential for long-term, negative consequences, consultation with an experienced DWI attorney would be beneficial. See: § 20-138.4. Requirement that prosecutor explain reduction or dismissal of charge in implied-consent case. (a) Any prosecutor shall...

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  2. My son has an outstanding DUI in NC - has been postponed many times. It's now over 2 years standing - might this be dismissed

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. John Matthew Leace
    4. James Austin Davis II
    5. Adam Gregory Linett
    5 lawyer answers

    One would suspect an attorney may be involved; as such, that would be the best person to explain the process. Having said that, Charlotte (as well as many other jurisdictions across the state) have a LOT of DWI charges pending. They take time to work through the system. Bill Powers

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  3. Can a habitual DUI be used as a trigger felony for a habitual DUI and habitual felon.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    3 lawyer answers

    That is an EXTRAORDINARILY COMPLEX legal issue that involves aspects of traditional DWI Defense and Habitual Felony considerations. In fact, it would be worthwhile to sit down and talk with someone, as the factual basis and histrionics of prior history are important to consider. You may be interested in an article written by Shea Denning at the School of Government. If nothing else, it sets forth how complicated things can be: http://nccriminallaw.sog.unc.edu/?p=2780 Given the long-...

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  4. DWI N Carolina license question

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Timothy J. Vanderweert
    3. Eric P. Pitsch
    4. Samuel Cohen
    4 lawyer answers

    Pay the $100 Civil Restoration fee at Clerk of Court. They should be the one holding the license. If you haven't already, retain local counsel. S/he can help you with type of thing. Best of luck. . .and GOOD QUESTION. Bill Powere

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  5. First DUI in Raleigh, NC considered a felony

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Douglas E. Portnoy
    3. C. Adam Barrington III
    4. Barry K. Henline
    4 lawyer answers

    First offense is considered a misdemeanor. Habitual or "felony DWI" requires a series of convictions within a certain period of time.

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  6. Why pay a attorney if im still gonna be found guilty

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. David Landon White
    2. Daniel Allen Meier
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    4. Brandon Rice Roseman
    5. Robert Jason De Groot
    6. ···
    10 lawyer answers

    Many attorneys offer a confidential consultation free of charge. Given the consequences of a driving while impaired case to anyone, especially a commercial driver, it makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney. There many factors to consider in addition to the numerical reading on the device.

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  7. Do most jails keep video recordings of the booking area and interview area with the magistrate for DUI evidence?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Anna Morrison Goodwin
    3. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3 lawyer answers

    The Union County Sheriff's Department has consistently disavowed recording video in the "booking area" or breath testing room. We HAVE obtained video evidence in the "sally port" of the arrest processing center. BTW, I had always heard deputies and other law enforcement officers referring to the "sally port," but until this question, did not know the etymology of the term. It is defined as: "The primary modern meaning for sally port is a secure, controlled entryway, as of a...

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  8. My husband was convicted of DWI in NC...was sentenced to 2 years...will his sentence be cut in half??

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Daniel Allen Meier
    2. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3. Keith G Langer
    4. Charles Christopher Adkins
    5. Zachary Andrew Cohen
    5 lawyer answers

    Best to talk with his attorney. S/he in best position to answer the inquiry.

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  9. Can I get in trouble for throwing a MDMA party if it is "Bring your Own Molly"?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher James Welch
    2. Fred B. Amos II
    3. F. "Bill" William Powers
    3 lawyer answers

    Yes. Maintaining a Dwelling for Purpose of Drug Activity. REALLY not a good idea. http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/BySection/Chapter_90/GS_90-108.pdf Bill Powers Serious Felony Criminal Defense - North Carolina

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  10. What type of lawyer do i need ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. F. "Bill" William Powers
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Christopher Daniel Leroi
    3 lawyer answers

    The most appropriate answer is "retain an attorney immediately." Criminal matters, such as the one described in the inquiry, can be complicated and carry long-term consequences. Given the information provided, without more, it seems like a misdemeanor. See: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_14/GS_14-72.html Cases involving theft or "crimes of moral turpitude" carry consequences other than and in addition to those imposed by a Court....

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