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Our Clients Are Treated Like Family | Powers Landreth

We always want to make sure that if somebody comes into our Carolina criminal defense law office, as a potential client, they are treated like a family member. So often people talk about this being a service industry, and yes, it sounds kind of odd because you think about Carolina criminal lawyers having these diplomas on their wall, and you’re saying to yourself, “Well, he’s...
What Happens If I Don’t Want to Prosecute? | NC Criminal Law

What Happens If I Don’t Want to Prosecute? | NC Criminal Law

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: Availability of Witnesses Prior Record of the...
Underage Possession Alcohol North Carolina

Underage Possession Alcohol North Carolina

  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...
How to get a Limited Driving Privilege

How to get a Limited Driving Privilege

What is a Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege? Am I Eligible to Drive? How to get a Limited Driving Privilege   Under North Carolina Law, and under limited circumstances, the Court may authorize a Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege during a period of suspension – Bill Powers See Sample : Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege When and for What Purposes is a Pre-Trial Limited Driving...
What is required for a Pardon

What is required for a Pardon

  Actual Innocence.  Setting Aside a Jury Verdict and Criminal Conviction.  What is required for a Pardon in North Carolina? Twenty-seven years behind bars: 9,855 days,  236,520 hours, 14,191,200 minutes locked away in a prison. . .all the while being completely innocent of the charges levied.  That’s what happened to Edward McInnis. He was accused by law enforcement of a heinous crime. ...