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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Answers

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  • What if there is no "probable cause" to be pulled over?

    My daughter was pulled over & charged with a DUI in NC. The officer said he pulled her over because the light around her license plate was out, when in fact it was not out. In addition, he did not state "probable cause" on the citation. Can she...

    F.’s Answer

    John Fanney is a excellent attorney in Wake County. Give him a ring. Please say hello if you call.

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  • If I have a warrant for my arrest and I turn myself in. What happens if they don't read me my Miranda rights. Or do they have to

    I was finger printed, hand cuffed, pictured, transported, placed in a holding cell, bonded, and bonded out

    F.’s Answer

    Miranda is not required in every instance.

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  • Will I be on the police report If I wasn't arrested? And can I be arrested and charged later?

    My friend (over 21) was pulled over and charged with a DUI and I was in the passenger seat. The officer said I wasn't in trouble and nothing would happen to me but he wanted me to come with them. Later I asked if I could just go home. He said yes ...

    F.’s Answer

    Given the facts as presented, things sound to be all clear. That does not prevent or preclude later charges. It just sounds unlikely.

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  • My friend took my television so I filed a warrant he has returned my television can I drop the warrant

    will it be hard

    F.’s Answer

    You do not have the authority to "drop the warrant." In fact, until pricess is served, there isn't much that can be done.

    You may contact the office of district attorney and express your desire to have the charges dismissed.

    That decision is soundly in their discretion.

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  • My license has been suspended from tickets in nc how can I obtain a limited driver license for work.

    my license has been suspended in nc how can I obatin a limited driver license for work.

    F.’s Answer

    Until and unless you take care of the underlining problems, there is no such thing as a limited privilege. The administrative suspension must be lifted by clearing up the outstanding matters.

    Makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney.

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  • I am on post release parole in NC. I was in an accident today and received a ticket for reckless driving. Can this violate.

    I talk to my parole officer and she said depending on the level it is a violation but not sure what level it is

    F.’s Answer

    Clearly it makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney.

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  • Will ticket for failure to reduce speed to avoid collision with another vehicle be dismissed if we take letter from insurance to

    court stating our insurance has paid for other party's damage to car? Son ran into back of vehicle that had slammed on brakes to avoid hitting vehicle in front of them. Trooper told him if he took letter from insurance company stating they had pai...

    F.’s Answer

    It's possible, but certainly not guaranteed. Even if matter is dismissed, there may be adverse instance consequences.

    Makes sense to speak with an experienced attorney. Sarah Jessica Farber is excellent in Raleigh. Please say hello if you call.

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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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