- What happens if I am charged with embezzlement?
- What are my options?
Is it a big deal to be charged with underage possession? Well, that depends on what you think is a “big deal?” – Attorney Bill Powers
While underage possession of alcohol charges may not have resulted in an arrest, they can be rather embarrassing in the future, especially if you are applying for a job or even graduate school.
Employers generally prefer not to see anything on a Criminal History or Record; but, how someone responds when they made a mistake can actually make a difference.
Spotlight: Bill Powers Steps into a Rare Role By Sonya Pfeiffer
The sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle thing. Not exactly a competition or rivalry; indeed, if you ask any nice and polite North Carolinian from either city you are likely to get a politically correct response, like “we need each other.”
North Carolina Law Talk – Summer 2016
Attorneys Mike Daisley and Bill Powers discuss developing trends and provide legal commentary on North Carolina Law issues. If you have general questions about how the legal system works in North Carolina, please feel free to contact Mike and Bill at:
A DWI conviction in the United States, whether you call it a DUI vs DWI, can have adverse consequences in Canada.
That may result in preventing access into Canada, as impaired driving may be deemed an offense against the Crown.
That’s a big deal if you’re standing in line at Passport Control, being told you’re being denied entry into the country and have to return to the United States.
Does Eye Color Indicate Propensity for Substance Abuse? Are Blue Eyed Humans More Prone to Addiction Issues? Don’t It Make Your Brown Eyes Booze
There are few greater “truths of court” known and accepted within the legal system than:
A substantial amount, if not a majority, of poor decisions that lead to criminal charges are made during periods of impairment – Bill Powers
What is a Uniform Citation? How Do Insurance Points Work? Can You Go To Court by Yourself? Do you Need a Lawyer for Traffic Tickets?
The adage that ‘a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client’ is the product of years of experience by seasoned litigators – United States Supreme Court
Even a skilled lawyer who represents himself is at a disadvantage in contested litigation. He is deprived of the Judgment of an Independent third party in:
Modified Transcript of “Required to Talk To Police” for the Hearing Impaired:
We have handled very serious cases in North Carolina for quite some time. We may get a call during an active investigation, in a panic, from somebody wondering and asking, “Should I talk to the police?” They want to do a debriefing. They want to record a statement.
See Related: Are Miranda Rights Required
After a snow day, How Are Criminal Court Dates Reset in Charlotte, NC?
Frankly, it’s a bit complicated. That’s because there are some statutory and constitutional protections afforded to people, especially those whom may be in jail, in the timely setting of important hearings. The Courts follow certain mandates established by the North Carolina General Assembly for things like:
- First Appearances
Modified Transcript of “Do Family & Friends Have to Cooperate with Police” for the Hearing Impaired:
If my loved one is accused of a felony, can I plead the fifth?
When you are called upon to answer questions by law enforcement, people often times refer to or ask the question, “Can I plead the Fifth?”