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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Legal Guides

300 total


  • "Strobe Effect" and Optokinetic Nystagmus - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing HGN

    Standardized Field Sobriety Testing The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is a battery of three tests administered and evaluated in a standardized manner to obtain validated indicators of impairment and establish probable cause for arrest. These tests were developed as a re...

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  • North Carolina Sentencing Charts - NCGA REFERENCE MATERIALS - LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

    15A-1340.17. Punishment limits for each class of offense and prior record level. (a) Offense Classification; Default Classifications. The offense classification is as specified in the offense for which the sentence is being imposed. If the offense is a felony for which there is...

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  • MISDEMEANOR Sentencing - NCGA REFERENCE MATERIALS - LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

    15A-1340.23. Punishment limits for each class of offense and prior conviction level. (a) Offense Classification; Default Classifications. The offense classification is as specified in the offense for which the sentence is being imposed. If the offense is a misdemeanor for which...

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  • Laura's Law - House Bill 49 - REFERENCE MATERIALS / LEGISLATIVE HISTORY / BILL SPONSORS (#1)

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA SESSION 2011 H D HOUSE DRH50019-SAf-1 (11/30) Short Title: Laura's Law. (Public) Sponsors: Representatives T. Moore, Hastings, Torbett, and H. Warren (Primary Sponsors). Referred to: A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT to incease the punishme...

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  • Laura's Law - House Bill 49 - REFERENCE MATERIALS / LEGISLATIVE HISTORY / BILL SPONSORS (#2)

    substance abuse assessment and the education or treatment required by G.S.20-17.6 for the restoration of a drivers license and as a condition of probation. The judge may impose any other lawful condition of probation. (h1) The judge may impose, as a condition of probation for de...

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  • North Carolina CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE Definition

    CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCEin common-law jurisdictions is a defenseto a claim based on negligence, an action in tort or personal injury. North Carolina recognizes Common Law, unless expressly precluded by the North Carolina General Assembly in the North Carolina General Statutes. I...

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  • North Carolina "Last Clear Chance"

    The issue of last clear chance must be submitted to the jury if the evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to the plaintiff, will support a reasonable inference of each essential element of the doctrine. Nealy v. Green, 139 N.C.App. 500, 504, 534 S.E.2d 240, 243 (2000). F...

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  • North Carolina Traffic Law "Quick Tips"

    I.Basics of Traffic Law in NC North Carolinahas two distinct point systems when dealing with traffic violations. The first is that which is enforced by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (hereafter DMV). Certain traffic citations will, if convicted, add points to a mo...

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  • North Carolina Traffic Law - Revocation & Points REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

    20-16. Authority of Division to suspend license. (a) The Division shall have authority to suspend the license of any operator with or without a preliminary hearing upon a showing by its records or other satisfactory evidence that the licensee: (1) through (4) Repealed by Session...

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  • Traffic Points Schedule - NON-COMMERCIAL DRIVERS - REFERENCE MATERIALS FOR LEGAL PROFESSIONALS

    Schedule of Point Values Passing stopped school bus......................................................................................5 Aggressive driving........................................................................................................ 5 Reckless driving...

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