F. "Bill" William Powers’s Guides

F. "Bill" William Powers

Charlotte DUI / DWI Attorney.

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  1. WHY HIRE A CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER?

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    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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  2. United States Constitution - North Carolina Ratification - ADDENDUM

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    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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  3. Fourth Amendment - United States Constitution - Text LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    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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  5. Reasonable Suspicion to Stop - Weaving Within Lane of Travel 2012

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    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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  7. Watauga County North Carolina - District Attorney Information - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    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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  8. Watauga County Courthouse - JUDICIAL BRANCH HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    Judicial Branch Holiday Schedule vacation, holiday, holidays Holiday Schedule for 2013 New Year's DayJanuary 1, 2013TuesdayMartin Luther King, Jr.'s BirthdayJanuary 21, 2013MondayGood FridayMarch 29, 2013FridayMemorial DayMay 27, 2013MondayIndependence DayJuly 4, 2013Thurs...

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  9. Watauga County - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    County population in July 2009: 45,479 (40% urban, 60% rural)County owner-occupied houses and condos: 10,396Renter-occupied apartments: 6,144 % of renters here: 37% State: 44% Land area: 313 sq. mi.Water area: 0.2 sq. mi. Population density: 146 people per square mile...

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  10. Watauga County North Carolina - Population Statistics - LEGAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

    Written by attorney F. Powers, over 2 years ago.

    People QuickFacts Watauga County North Carolina Population, 2011 estimate 51,3339,656,401 Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base 51,0799,535,475 Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011 0.5%1.3% Population, 2010 51,0799,535,483 Persons und...

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