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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Legal Guides

503 total


  • Part II - Judge Matt Osman of 26th Judicial District

    Parents, join us for Part II of the Continuing Education Series regarding the Dangers of Drinking, Driving Drugs. In this segment, Attorney Bill Powers and Judge Matt Osman discuss developing trends in Court regarding both legal and illegal drug use involving: "Pharming" or ot...

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  • Talking to the Police - Prior to the Filing of Charges

    Attorneys Bill Powers Tim Emry of Powers McCartan, pllc discuss police investigationsinvolvingFelonies other Serious Criminal Cases. Clients often wonder: Should I talk to the police? Do I need a Lawyer present? Will it hurt my case if I ask to have a lawyer? Do Police have...

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  • Synthetic Marijuana - Dangers of Impaired Driving & Youthful Offenders

    Alcohol Beverage Commission Officer & Mecklenburg County Justice Academy Instructor Tony Chesser discusses with Bill Powers the dangers of synthetic marijuana. As part of Continuing Education Series and resource for parents of youthful drivers, please see our Three Part Series o...

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  • Exclusionary Rule - Warrants, Searches & Seizures - North Carolina

    Legal update on United States v. Doyle from the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Exclusionary Rule - Bill Powers Discusses Interesting Opinion Regarding Suppression of Evidence, Search Warrants & the Constitutionality of Obtaining Evidence

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  • Legal Fees - North Carolina Felonies & Serious Criminal Charges

    Attorney Bill Powers and Senior Associate Attorney Tim Emry discuss legal fees for Felonies and other Serious Criminal Charges. Powers McCartan, pllc considers several different factors in establishing a professional relationship with clients. -Flat Rate vs Hourly Billing ...

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  • Powers presents NCAJ Award to Hon. Ralph Gingles - PART I

    June 29, 2011 GASTON GAZETTE by Michael Barrett Gaston judge considered one of state's best Comments 6 June 28, 2011 6:21 PM Michael Barrett For many people, going to court can be one of the worst, most nerve-wracking experiences of their life. Gaston County Chief District ...

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  • Powers presents NCAJ Award to Hon. Ralph Gingles - PART II

    Gaston Gazette June 29, 2011 CONT. Multifaceted career Gingles said he was surprised and grateful to receive the award. He said he is aware that a District Court judge may not command the prestige of judiciaries at higher levels, but serving in that capacity affords a more reveal...

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  • Wilmington Trooper Accused of Harassment & False Arrest

    Without commenting on the factual basis of the allegations, several points are worth mentioning: Given the VERY serious nature of the allegations, it makes sense to reserve judgment until such time as a thorough, independent investigation is completed. All parties involved des...

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  • Bill Powers Presents Judge of Year Award

    June 18, 2011 Wilmington, North Carolina On behalf of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Committee Member Bill Powers presented the North Carolina Trial Court of the Year Award to His Honor Ralph Gingles, Senior Resident District Court Judge forGastonCounty. As far as ...

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  • Video Evidence in North Carolina

    Video evidence released in recent Wilmington Driving While Impaired Case UPDATE TO PREVIOUS LEGAL GUIDE: Given the complexities of such matters, video evidence protects the accused as well as the charging officer Unfortunately, as is often the case, more dispositive evidence or ...

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