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F. "Bill" William Powers

F. Powers’s Legal Guides

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  • North Carolina Points Assessment - Moving Violations - NON COMMERCIAL VEHICLE

    (c) The Division shall maintain a record of convictions of every person licensed or required to be licensed under the provisions of this Article as an operator and shall enter therein records of all convictions of such persons for any violation of the motor vehicle laws of this...

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  • "Indigency" in North Carolina - Definition - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    SUBCHAPTER IX. REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENT PERSONS. Article 36. Entitlement of Indigent Persons Generally. 7A-450. Indigency; definition; entitlement; determination; change of status. (a) An indigent person is a person who is financially unable to secure legal representation ...

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  • Appointment of Counsel - Affidavit of Indigency - Sample Form - North Carolina - LEGAL REFERENCE

    The appointment of counsel process in North Carolina normally includes executing of an "Affidavit of Indigency." http://forms.lp.findlaw.com/form/courtforms/state/nc/nc000502.pdf As noted within the application for legal counsel, the Court will review financial income prior to m...

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  • WHY HIRE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER?

    In over twenty years of professional practice, I have seen many people try to save money by employing DIY or do-it-yourself representation. In North Carolina, you have an absolute right to serve as your own attorney. Having said that, you also have the absolute right to give you...

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  • United States Constitution - North Carolina Ratification - ADDENDUM

    Resolved, That a declaration of rights, asserting and securing from encroachment the great principles of civil and religious liberty, and the unalienable rights of the people, together with amendments to the most ambiguous and exceptionable parts of the said Constitution of gover...

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  • Fourth Amendment - United States Constitution - Text LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Amendment 4 - Search and Seizure. Ratified: 12/15/1791. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath ...

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  • Extension of Stop - DOG SNIFF - Continued Investigation - Detention Seizure - Minor Traffic Offense

    Continued Seizure / Detention from minor traffic stop to allow DRUG DOG SNIFF. Did officer have sufficient Reasonable Suspicion to continue the seizure beyond initial traffic stop? IREDELL COUNTY, North Carolina. Drug Offense in Vehicle.

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  • Reasonable Suspicion to Stop - Weaving Within Lane of Travel 2012

    A court “must consider “the totality of the circumstances—the whole picture” in determining whether a reasonable suspicion‟ exists.” Styles, 362 N.C. at 414, 665 S.E.2d at 440. The totality of the circumstances here leads us to conclude that there was reasonable suspicion for the traffic stop.

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  • Probable Cause to Stop Vehicle - ESTIMATE OF SPEED w/out Radar or Pacing 2012

    United States v. Sowards No. 10-4133 Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals Reversed and remanded by published opinion. Judge Wynn wrote the majority opinion, in which Judge Gregory concurred. Chief Judge Traxler wrote a dissenting opinion.

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  • Watauga County North Carolina - District Attorney Information - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    District 24Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga, and Yancey Counties District Attorney Gerald "Jerry"W. Wilson Courthouse Addresses Watauga County 842 West King Street, Suite 210Boone, NC 28607 Yancey County District Attorneys Office, Rm 6Burnsville, NC 28714 Mitchell...

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