Spotlight: Bill Powers Steps into a Rare Role By Sonya Pfeiffer



It is no secret that there is this thing between Raleigh and Charlotte.

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.”

How Long Can a Case Be Continued for Lab Reports? How is Blood Evidence Proven in Court? How Long Does It Take to Get Blood Results?

Blood Testing in DWI cases takes time and involves a delicate balance of trial schedules, witness availability, and scientific testing protocols – Bill Powers 

What is Chain of Custody?

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.

Modified Transcript of “Charlotte Experienced Legal Counsel” for the Hearing Impaired:

How do I understand how to represent a serious felony? The simple answer is hard knocks, it’s life.

It’s being in the trenches and fighting for someone’s life and their livelihood and their family and their well being. There is no substitute for experience in a court room, and you can learn all the law and you can read all the cases and you can spend a lot of time looking over Discovery, and to me frankly that’s the beginning of point.

It is unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to drive a motor vehicle on a highway or public vehicular area while consuming alcohol or at any time while he has remaining in his body any alcohol or controlled substance previously consumed, but a person less than 21 years old does not violate this section if he drives with a controlled substance in his body which was lawfully obtained and taken in therapeutically appropriate amounts.

Modified Transcript of “Provisional DWI in NC” for the Hearing Impaired NCGS 20-138.3:

Modified Transcript of “Can An Attorney Represent Two People” for the Hearing Impaired:

**Applies to both civil and criminal matters.

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.

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