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What is an Indictment?  What is a True Bill in North Carolina? Can I be held in jail waiting for charges ?

The short answer is no. If there aren’t charges pending, you can’t be held – Bill Powers 

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  • Politely Advise Police You Wish to Say Nothing

Can I Dismiss Charges?  What Happens If I Don’t Want to Prosecute? Do I Get a Say?  Who Decides?

Can you drop the charges? Not really. Can the State choose not to prosecute? Yes, in large measure it’s their decision – Bill Powers

Prosecutors sometimes consider and weigh these case facts before deciding to prosecute an individual:

  • 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”

Santa Beach VacationWith the holidays fast approaching and the year coming to an end, we normally sit down and start planning the next calendar year.  For attorneys whom practice in the Charlotte-Metro region, we consult the Mecklenburg Court Holiday Schedule and the surrounding districts:

Charlotte CourtThe 26th Judicial District in Mecklenburg County is located at 832 E 4th St, Charlotte, NC 28202 and housed within the Mecklenburg County Courthouse.  Here is some useful info on Charlotte Mecklenburg Court Schedules and Calendars:  

Mecklenburg County Court Schedule January through April 2016

Mecklenburg Count Judges Schedule May through August 2016

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.

Driving While Impaired cases are in-and-of-themselves complicated matters for presentation in court.

When coupled with the loss of another human life, the consequences and potential for punishment(s) necessitate a careful examination of the law, facts and procedural history of the on-scene investigation.

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.

Police Door Search Warrant SWATModified Transcript for “What Is Required To Search?” for the Hearing Impaired:

SEE RELATED: Form and Content of the Search Warrant

NCGS-15A-246-in-2015-compressorChapter 15A-246 explains what is required to search, generally speaking, in a North Carolina Search Warrant.  While not an exhaustive list, the North Carolina General Statutes set forth:

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