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F. "Bill" William Powers

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  • My fiance got locked up for some serious stuff he didn't do which got dropped. What the longest they can hold him it's been 6 mo

    He got charged with serious charges and he does have a bad federal record but has completely turned his life around. So the charges that got him locked up were dropped but now they charged him with possession and tried habitual felon. His court ap...

    F.’s Answer

    Talk to the appointed attorney. S/he would be in the best position to answer the inquiry.

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  • Can I miss my court date for my DWI because I am in rehab?

    First offense DWI 22 y.o. female, no accident or other charges. I blew 0.19. Can I go to treatment for alcohol/depression? Can I get my court date changed?

    F.’s Answer

    Retain an attorney. While treatment is a good thing, little else will evoke the ire if a judge than the perception s/he is being played.

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  • Does the extradition laws of 90 days include with a governors warrant? My husband is in NC being held for SC.

    He was arrested on charges from 2012 that he had no way of commiting. I was just wondering if they now have longer to come get him now that they have a governors warrant. I was told that they can't release him period. I was also told that they sti...

    F.’s Answer

    That is an extraordinarily complex area law that requires careful consideration of the record and background materials. In many instances there will be pressure to voluntarily waive extradition. That may or may not be an appropriate manner in which to proceed.

    Retain counsel immediately. Chuck Alexander is an excellent attorney in Winston-Salem North Carolina. Please say hello if you talk to him.

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  • How long will my license be suspended?

    22 y.o. female DWI, blew 0.19. I was pulled on the interstate for going in circles (off ramp, on ramp, etc), no swerving or speeding or anything dangerous. I got 2 speeding tickets a couple years ago, nothing else. How long will I be without my...

    F.’s Answer

    Those are a series of complicated factors. A normal conviction of driving while impaired carries with it a burdensome license suspension. The reading as presented would cause an additional period of revocation or suspension and would further require the installation of an ignition interlock device.

    It would be best to speak with an experienced attorney about the individual aspects of the case. Good inquiry though.

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  • Received a ticket for operating a motor vehicle under the influence under the age of 21. what will happen?

    I took a breath test and blew a .05. There is nothing only my ticket about my BAC. Only that i had alcohol in my system while operating a motor vehicle under the age of 21.

    F.’s Answer

    Retain an attorney. Although different than an DWI, a violation of NCGS 20-138.3 often has many of the same results of an DWI.

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  • Would it be possible to get a charge of RWDW drop to common law robbery if you only have a prior misdemenor

    In north carolina

    F.’s Answer

    The prior history probably has less to don with plea than factual basis. BOTH charges are very serious. Talk to an attorney immediately.

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  • Can the DMV amend a revocation order already run its full term and/or adjust a possible upcoming one based on the following?

    2 DUI offense;01/2010 & 7/2010 Convicted of 7/2010 in 08/2012; Revocation order has run full term(1 year) 2012-2013; Now late 2014, 01/2010 offense is back in court. Assuming I get convicted of 01/2010 based on G.S. 20-19 (c1) they would revoke my...

    F.’s Answer

    GREAT question but too complex for short response. An experienced attorney will need to ask questions and take a look at the official NCDL record.

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  • Where my rights violated and did the officer tell me a lie about portable bac not reading points just show alcahol in system

    i was stopped by police while on my way to pick up pizza approx 2 miles away. the officer pulled me but i was not told why. the officer asked if i had been drinking i responded "yes. i had 1 glass of wine 45 mins ago and 1/2 a glass 15 mins ago. ...

    F.’s Answer

    The AlcoSensor does in fact give a numerical reading. Many don't realize there is a "setting" on the device that shows only "POS" or "NEG."

    The issue of admissibility is different from functionality. An officer is not technically required to show a result.

    As to the rear facing camera, the ones that can be turned show primarily the interior of the vehicle.

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  • Will a NC expunction destroy NCIC and FBI reporting of a dismissed charge?

    I was charged with misdemeanor larceny and it has been dismissed and expunged.

    F.’s Answer

    That's an excellent question.

    Any state record clearly would be wiped with an expunction. There remains some controversy as to whether the federal government recognizes the Order. The NCIC is a federally maintained database.

    Makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney.

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