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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Legal Guides

303 total


  • How Are Felonies Handled in Court?

    Criminal charges in North Carolina, especially those involving Felonies, involve certain protocols for things such as an Initial Appearance, Bond Hearing, Probable Cause Hearing, Grand Juries & Indict

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  • License Restoration Fees - The DWI Difference

    Restoration fees for North Carolina related Driving While Impaired Offenses. North Carolina License Restoration Fees: GENERAL (i1) Restoration Fee. - Any person whose drivers license has been

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  • Structured Sentencing in North Carolina - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    APPLICABILITY: Does NOT apply to Driving While Impaired offenses. DWI DUI sentencing in North Carolina, for misdemeanor offenses, is subject to NCGS 20-179 see: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/HTML/BySection/Chapter_20/GS_20-179.html 15A-1340.10. Appli...

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  • Double Jeopardy in North Carolina - TYPES OF OFFENSES - Inclusion

    Double Jeopardy in North Carolina includes; 1. CRIMINAL OFFENSES 2. CRIMINAL CONTEMPT Imposed after a plenary hearing. United States v. Dixon, 509 U.S. 688 (1993). 3. INFRACTIONS,State v. Hamrick, 110 N.C. App. 60 (1993). Punishments imposed for criminal offenses, criminal...

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  • Double Jeopardy in North Carolina

    The Double Jeopardy Clause of the Fifth Amendment protects against: (1) a second prosecution for the same offense after acquittal; (2) a second prosecution for the same offense after conviction (by trial or plea); and (3) multiple punishments for the same offense. North Carolina...

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  • McKenzie CDL Double Jeopardy Analysis

    Court of Appeals opinion, finding double jeopardy for revoking North Carolina CDL Commercial Driver's License based upon CHARGE of Impaired Driving. See: http://www.aoc.state.nc.us/www/public/html/ar/CourtAppeals/2013/15_January_2013/12-436.pdf Key Language: Defendant's prosec...

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  • Criminal Prosecution and Debt Collection

    Debt collection in North Carolina (and throughout the United States), given the extended period of financial hardship during the "Great Recession," has become increasingly confrontational. Contrary to the law of the land, unscrupulous bill collectors occasionally threaten crimina...

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  • Second Degree Murder & Impaired Driving Charges

    Very interesting news story on CNN regarding ongoing litigation in the Appellate Courts of New Jersey involving the definitions of "Murder," "Malice" and DWI DUI Impaired Driving Cases. See the North Carolina PJI or Pattern Jury Instruction in relevant part: North Carolina Pa...

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  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID) from Charlotte North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney: Bill Powers

    Call Today @ 704-342-HELP or Visit Online http://www.powmac.com/attorneys/billpowers

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  • Bill Powers Charlotte North Carolina Criminal Defense Attorney discusses important DUI / DWI law

    Call Today @ 704-342-HELP or Visit Online http://www.powmac.com/attorneys/billpowers

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