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License Suspension

License Suspension

When you're arrested for DWI, the first thing that probably comes to mind is the penalties you'll be facing in court. Unfortunately, the court penalties are not the only ones you face in the state of North Carolina. After being charged with DWI, the Clerk of the Court in the county where you were charged may notify the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV may then seek to suspend your driver's license.

In cases where there is a reading of .08 or higher, or where you are accused of “willfully refusing” the blood and/or breath test, the charging officer may automatically seize your license. Thereafter, the Clerk of Court will forward a Notice of Suspension/Revocation to the Department of Transportation/Division of Motor Vehicles. This is an extraordinarily complex area of law. In that each case or set of charges may be different, it makes sense to seek out experienced legal counsel. Keep in mind that this license suspension occurs before you have even entered a court room. DWI defense attorney Bill Powers of the Law Offices of Powers Landreth can help you not only in criminal court but also with any proceeding allowed by the DMV.

The administrative license suspension applies to drivers who were arrested for having a blood alcohol content (BAC) at or above the state's legal limit of .08%.

From filing the necessary paperwork on time to ensuring that your interests are zealously represented, DWI defense attorney Bill Powers is there to help you.

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My daughter had a second DUI and when it all seemed hopeless, Bill was able to get the charges dropped. This is a man who is extremely knowledgeable, yet still keeps his integrity which was impressive to me. He handles himself with dignity. If you hire him, you will have the best of the best, along with his expansive intellect and wisdom about the law. Please don’t feel hopeless, when you can hire such a great attorney to be on your side.
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Bill Powers’ staff has handled several traffic citations for me over the years, and they exceeded my expectations each and every time. Would highly recommend anyone faced with a traffic citation or court case contact his office and they will handle it from there. M.C.
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I utilized Bill Powers and his firm after my DUI infraction in December 2011. During my initial consultation he immediately made me feel at ease with his knowledge of the law and his confidence in moving forward. Not to mention a great personality. He filled me in on all the ramifications and the process as a whole. I am a realist, and did not expect miracles. But Bill is stickler for procedure and that is what you need in a crises such as this. It took a good year, and the results were more than I could ever anticipate or hope for. I would have paid more had I known the results ahead of time. If you find yourself in a similar situation, trust me, he is your go to lawyer. J SJ