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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.

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Is your baby actually old enough to drive?  Been a while since you took a test, let alone THE TEST?  Weeping Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth No More – Parents’ Guide to Navigating DMV

Today’s post provides some hidden truths, and suggestions, for parents about to undergo the process of negotiating DMV to obtain a Learner’s Permit.

Mind you, I am not talking about YOUR Learner’s Permit.

Can You Get a Limited Privilege?  Are You Eligible?  Did You Have a Valid License?  Are There Options?

Obtaining a Pre-Trial Limited Privilege requires careful consideration of the record, prior history, and factual basis of a case.  One should not assume it is automatic or guaranteed  – Bill Powers

Are You Eligible?  Important Questions to Consider:

What are the Consequences Violating a Court Order?  Do I Need a Lawyer for Protective Order Violation?

Answering the Question “Do I Need a Lawyer for Protective Order Violation” one would be wise to also consider:

  • Does It Matter if Order is Under NCGS Chapter 50?

What is a Search?  Are “Frisks” Legal?  When Can Police Pat You Down?

. . .[I]t is nothing less than sheer torture of the English language to suggest that a careful exploration of the outer surfaces of a person’s clothing all over his or her body in an attempt to find weapons is not a ‘search.’  – Terry v. Ohio

What is a “Seizure?”

Powers Law Firm PA Included in Best Law Firms List (2)

Powers Law Firm PA Included in Best Law Firms List

Powers Law Firm PA, a Charlotte-Metro based law firm recently received notice it has been included in the 2016 U.S. News – Best Lawyers  ® “Best Law Firms” publication.  The firm has been named a Charlotte Tier 1 “Best Law Firms” for the area of DUI / DWI Defense.  Bill Powers is also listed individually within the The Best Lawyers in America 2016 publication for his work in DUI / DWI Defense and Criminal Defense:  General Practice.

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Experienced attorneys normally ask a lot of questions because traffic tickets in North Carolina can be complicated – Bill Powers 

While there are some matters that you may be able to handle yourself, sometimes that just may not be a good idea.  What Do Lawyers Want to Know About Your Traffic Ticket. . .a lot:

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.

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