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How to find a Criminal Defense Lawyer near me in Charlotte NC

What is the next step after the free consultation?

After the initial phone consultation with one of our criminal defense lawyers, we often times will want to meet you in person.

We find that it is helpful to be able to look a client in the eye, get to know you, and figure out your goals and what’s really important to you.

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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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:


Can You Enter Canada with DUI Convictions? Can I travel abroad with a misdemeanor conviction or DWI on my record?

If you have a conviction or even just pending charges, it makes sense to talk to a lawyer  – Bill Powers

How to find information about foreign laws:

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.

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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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Modified Transcript of “Developing Legal Theories in North Carolina” for the Hearing Impaired:

The truth is no two cases are exactly alike.

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Everyone knows using a “Fake ID” is illegal; but, what really are the consequences?  While it may seem innocuous enough, there can be long-term consequences from a conviction.  High School and College kids may think it’s no big deal.  Many parents don’t take it too seriously thinking, “Well, I had one too.”

As an attorney whom has been practicing law for more than twenty-two years, I can say with a reasonable level of reliability that a substantial portion of our clientele:

Modified Transcript of “Reasonable Suspicion To Stop” for Hearing Impaired:

. . .By a reasonable and articulable suspicion that the person seized is engaged in criminal activity.

Jail Visits by an attorney are common, especially with matters involving serious criminal charges, felonies and even some misdemeanors with high bond amounts.  Attorney Bill Powers

Modified Transcript of “Will Attorney Come to Jail?” for the Hearing Impaired:

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