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Please be careful this Memorial Day

Heads Up:  Operation Click-It-or-Ticket.  Please be careful this Memorial Day Holiday.

We wish all our friends a safe, healthy, and happy holiday weekend.  If you are planning on driving anywhere, heads up:  North Carolina is in the middle of a statewide “Click-It-or-Ticket” campaign.

For the safety of you and your loved ones, please be careful this Memorial Day Holiday – Bill Powers 

  • Prosecutors may “Orally Dismiss” cases in Open Court
  • District Attorneys (State Prosecutors) may also File Written Notice of Dismissal
  • Clerk of Court required to “record the dismissal”

Short on Time?  Need Your North Carolina License Renewed?  Want to Renew Your License Online?

  •  Governor McCrory announces Online NC DOT Renewal Option
  • Goal:  30% Renewals Online

Attorney Bill Powers answers the Question:  What Happens When I Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

  • What Does It Cost?
  • How Long Will It Take?

Time Out!  What is Probable Cause for NC DWI Cases?

If you’ve been in District Court in North Carolina, most likely you’ve heard mention of two relatively recent cases that the Courts have been bantering about.

Do Drug and Alcohol Treatment Work In Court?Modified Transcript of “Do Drug and Alcohol Treatment Help in Court?” for the Hearing Impaired:

Attorneys are also called counselors at law or counselors of law because we do more than just analyze statutes, look at facts in a particular case or take things to trial.

We try to help people.

When Kids Make Adult MistakesModified Transcript for Hearing Impaired of “When Kids Make Adult Mistakes”

When a young one, a loved one normally, is cited or charged or arrested with an offense, we’ll oftentimes, seems more often than not, actually get the call either the day of court or the night before court because junior hasn’t wanted to share with their parents or their guardians that they’ve been in some trouble.

Indeed, junior may not realize that that citation for a curfew violation or an alcohol possession violation it’s really all that serious.

License Points vs Insurance Points for Traffic Tickets in North Carolina

Traffic tickets in NC, especially if they’re considered moving violations, are often assigned a specific point value.  License Points vs Insurance Points can be a big deal, depending on the type and severity of the traffic ticket. . .and if you’re convicted – Bill Powers 

Insurance points are not necessarily the same as motor vehicle points, although for NC traffic tickets, they’re related at least in part.  It’s also true that the amount of points issued are not always exactly equal.  So for something like passing a stopped school bus ticket, it’s important to consider how the “points” could affect your driver’s license in North Carolina and your insurance premiums.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpKHb68jB24

Modified Transcript of “Illegal Possession of Alcohol” for the Hearing Impaired:

As a parent I understand that when your loved one, normally a child, gets a ticket or gets arrested for an underage possession of alcohol charge, you may have questions.

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