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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Answers

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  • Hit and run incident-no one hurt

    I had a green light turning right when pedestrians entered the crosswalk on Red on Wrightsville beach, NC.and as I intended to make a right turn, pedestrians entered the crosswalk on Red. I told the person their light is red but person kept on goi...

    F.’s Answer

    First, PLEASE do not post any more information on this public forum. Second, retain legal counsel immediately. Jimmy McGee & Dennis Sullivan are top notch lawyers in Wrightsville Beach. Please say hello if you call.

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  • Can a bondsman have my husband arrested and his bond surrendered?

    My husband was arrested with a 100k bond, we used a bondsman. All of the charges have been dismissed. Can the bondsman have him arrested if we fail to pay the remaining balance on the bond premium?

    F.’s Answer

    Arrested for failing to comply with contract terms? No. Clearly there MAY be civil liability for the outstanding balance.

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  • I received unemployment while working and got a PJC can I get my record expunged?

    IN 2006 i was getting unemplyment and found a I was getting where I could not pay my bills off of unemployment. I found a job in October of 2006and didi not report it, well i ended up in court and i got a PJC can i have it expun ged

    F.’s Answer

    Good question, but very complicated. A prayer for judgment continued is not technically a final judgment. An expunction would necessitate the entry of such. Without knowing more, it makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney without delay.

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  • What sentences am I facing with a simple assault charge?

    My girlfriend and I were arguing and I told her to come in the house and she didn't I then grabbed her hand and was trying to tell her to come in when she got to the door she stopped and I pulled her in the house by her hand and grabbed her when I...

    F.’s Answer

    First, it would be best not to share any more information on this public forum. Speak with an experienced attorney immediately.

    Assuming the charges are assault on a female and the accused is 18 years of age or older, that offense one of the more serious type in District Court. It is known as an A-1 misdemeanor. It can carry, depending upon the prior record and factual scenario, a statutory maximum of 150 days.

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  • Can I ask for an extension on my court date for a felony?

    Reason being is I need more time to talk with an attorney.

    F.’s Answer

    One may always ask for a continuance, the question is whether or not the judge will grant it. In Mecklenburg County there are different settings for felony charges. Administrative court in room 1150 includes initial appearance, Bond hearing, and the probable cause hearing, normally the court in Charlotte would make inquiry as to the need for appointed counsel.

    It would be better to speak with an attorney well in advance of attending court.

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  • How can I get a robbery expunged

    I pleaded guilty to a arm robbery charge 20 years age now how can I get it removed from my record

    F.’s Answer

    What was your age at time when convicted? Problematic at best

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  • Why do cases get continued so many times before being heard in court?

    Felony cases seem to be continued from one court date to another. Who makes the decision to continue these and what are the main reasons for doing so?

    F.’s Answer

    Lots of reasons, including backlogs, witness availability, and limited trial court time.

    Give KARL KNUDSEN a call. Excellent attorney in Raleigh. Please say hello of you speak to him.

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  • My license been suspended since 2-23-2011 for dwi I didn't do the process to get license back but then I got a reckless driving

    my license been suspended since 2-23-2011 for dwi I didn't do the process to get license back but then I got a reckless driving charge while license was revoke but I did process to get license back before I was charge in court so now my license be...

    F.’s Answer

    Good question. Makes sense to look carefully at the NC record and judgment. Talk to an attorney with substantial experience with handling matters both in court and involving DMV issues.

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  • Does the members of a jury know anything about the case being tried before they are appointed to the jury?

    Is information about a case involving a felony in superior court given ahead of time to the members of a jury, or do they come into it not knowing anything?

    F.’s Answer

    GREAT QUESTION. There are a good number of cases that attract media attention.

    As such, careful attention to detail is incredibly important in the "voir dire" (jury selection process.

    Therefore, speaking with an attorney with substantial experience picking juries and trying cases in Superior Court makes sense. It's not unreasonable to ask: Have you ever picked a jury? When was the last time you picked a jury?

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