We believe good information leads to good decisions. That applies both to tactical decisions in litigation as well as the decision-making process of retaining legal representation.
Our hope is to provide you timely, responsive, and helpful information about your particular legal inquiry or case. Whether you face allegations of a criminal charge in either of the Carolinas, or have been involved in a serious, life changing accident, or need guidance on a family law issue, we want to help.
“There is a lot of ‘free legal advice’ out there that really isn’t all that helpful. People have a lot of preconceived notions of the law, the legal system, and what lawyers do to help.”
– Bill Powers
- What happens if I have a warrant?
- What happens if I go to court by myself?
- What should I do about an old traffic ticket?
- How can a lawyer help with assault charges?
- Can a lawyer help me with drug trafficking charges?
- Why lawyers offer free legal advice and consultations
- 4 Things should know about why lawyers help
- In sex cases what is the difference between civil and criminal court?
- Criminal Defense Lawyer Bill Powers
- North Carolina DWI Lawyer Bill Powers
- How do they test for alcohol?
- What happens with an ignition interlock?
- Is the handheld breath test reliable?
- Can a minor be tried as an adult in North Carolina?
Our law firm and attorneys enjoy helping people. We want to make a difference. We believe it’s our duty to provide compassionate legal representation, based on experience, hard work, and dedication to our clients’ best interests.
That begins in the formative stages of the attorney-client relationship. We also believe giving information, explaining the criminal laws, your best-case and worst-case scenarios, and allowing you to ask questions assists in the process.
That’s why we provide a free consultation for criminal charges. That’s also true with certain civil matters like car accidents, personal injury claims, trucking accidents, and the like.
We do charge for legal consultations involving family law matters, separation, divorce, and equitable distribution. In part that’s due to conflicts of interest, and how family law matters proceed in court.
Bill Powers, the founding attorney at our firm, has spent decades dedicating his time outside the courtroom to the education of lawyers. He enjoys teaching and helping lawyers become better advocates for their clients.
It was one of the first things he began doing as a general member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
After more than twenty years of teaching, writing legal materials, self-publishing the NC DWI Quick Reference Guide, serving in different leadership positions at NCAJ, he eventually was elected President of the North Carolina Advocates of Justice and served in that capacity during his 2016-2017 term.
“NCAJ is all about advocacy, education, and community. I haven’t stopped that important work. Instead, since I’ve left the Presidency, we’ve added a focus on educating clients, in addition to lawyers, as a part of zealous advocacy.”
– Bill Powers
As you might imagine, DWI charges in North Carolina (and DUI in SC) tend to be highly technical areas of law. There is a fair amount of technology and science associated with the investigation and prosecution of “drunk driving” charges and/or drunken driving.
That’s right in Bill Powers’ wheelhouse. He’s a bit of a science nerd and loves technology. He has always used technology to teach attorneys, judges, prosecutors, law enforcement, and DWI defense lawyers.
Part of that includes recording videos on the science behind DWI, the technology used for breath testing, blood sampling, and the “breathalyzer.”
We have an extensive library of YouTube videos that explain breath testing chemistry, the operation of the electro-chemical fuel cell, the EC/IR II Intoximeter, gas chromatography (GC), infra-red spectroscopy (MS), standardized field sobriety tests, and psychophysical field testing.
If you have questions about the science behind DWI, chances are Bill Powers has either written CLE continuing legal education materials, taught a recorded CLE, prepared a SlideShare or PowerPoint presentation, or created YouTube videos on the subject.
Frankly, we want our website to be a repository of information for anyone interested in the DWI laws.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a prosecutor, a police officer, a public defender, or private attorney, our hope is to help everyone interested in the law understand the “how's” and “why’s” things work.
It makes for better legal decisions and hopefully, also helps ensure justice in our courts.
Bill does this free of charge. He’ll even come to your school, church, civil organization, or other gathering to discuss the law, science, and technology behind driving while impaired.Carolina Criminal Charges – Personal Injury Lawyers
Legal representation is not strictly limited to felony or misdemeanor charges in North Carolina. Our firm URL is “CarolinaAttorneys.com” for a reason: We help people in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
We don’t limit ourselves to just criminal defense either.
Our knowledge-base can be extremely useful in the presentation of a civil cause of action for a wrongful death claim or other serious car accident.
All our attorneys are licensed in North Carolina as lawyers. One of our attorneys, Mr. Chris Beddow, is also licensed to practice law in South Carolina.
We understand legal problems don’t necessarily stop at the border.
While we are based in the Charlotte-metro area, we believe we can be a valuable resource to people in the surrounding judicial districts, including in York County / Rock Hill SC.
(Please note: Chris Beddow is solely responsible for all legal matters on behalf of the firm in South Carolina and for all South Carolina content on this website).
So, if you have been accused of something really serious like a murder or manslaughter charge, we’re here to help.
If it’s something that involves embezzlement or larceny charges, domestic violence, restraining orders, and serious assault charges, our criminal lawyers are available for legal consultation.
We consider ourselves a multi-practice, multi-jurisdiction law firm. We want people to call us, ask questions, and see if we can help.
We’re courtroom lawyers dedicated to helping people. We enjoy spirited advocacy and debate litigation provides.