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Bill Powers

Powers Law Firm PA
  • Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI & DWI...
  • North Carolina
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Charlotte NC "Lawyer of the Year - Criminal Defense: General Practice"
2018 Best Lawyers®; 2019 Best Lawyers® Past President of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice 2016 - 2017
4th amendment
NC court calendar
NC court dates
NC courts
assault and battery
reckless driving
Charlotte traffic
injunction
5th amendment
controlled substance
NC drivers license
domestic violence definition
DMV Charlotte NC
auto accident attorney Charlotte NC
North Carolina marijuana laws
North Carolina weed laws
DUI
DWI
drunk driving
driving under the influence
aggravated
aggravated assault
aggravated battery
aggravated sodomy
alford plea
arraignment
driving while impaired
impaired driving
Miranda Rights
Fourth Amendment
Fifth Amendment
bench warrant
criminal case
criminal damage
criminal defense lawyer
criminal trespass
cultivating marijuana
domestic violence
false imprisonment
field sobriety test
first offense dui
grand jury indictment
divorce in NC
North Carolina law
homicide
imprisonment
indictment
is battery a felony
kidnap
manslaughter
motion in limine
motion to suppress
nolo
North Carolina statutes
nolo contendere
nolo contendere plea
nolo contendre
nolo plea
possession of drugs
possession of marijuana
preliminary hearing
probation revocation
probation violation
NC child support enforcement
rape
sex offender registry
sexting
sexual battery
sexual battery definition
simple battery
sodomy
statutory rape
subpoena
suppress
theft by conversion
theft by deception
theft of services
voluntary manslaughter
what does entice mean
what does sodomy mean
what is aggravated assault
what is incest
what is sexual battery
what is sodomy
whiplash
personal injury
car accidents
truck accident
motorcycle accident
auto accident
wrongful death
medical negligence
1st DWI
1st DUI
indictment meaning
plea negotiation
Miranda warning
BAC calculator
BAC level
breathalyzer
breath test
legal advice
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larceny
weed firm
Charlotte criminal lawyer

Education
Campbell University
J.D. (1992) | Juris Doctorate (JD) - Law School
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Honors: Academic Scholarship. Book Award "Jurisprudence"
North Carolina State University
B.A. (1988) | Political Science
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Professional Experience
Partner
Powers Law Firm PA
- Current
Immediate Past President
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
- Current
https://www.ncaj.com/index.cfm?pg=Leadership
President
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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President Elect
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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ncaj.com
Vice President - Communications
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
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Publications
Articles & Publications
North Carolina DWI
Self Published
North Carolina DWI
Self Published
Speaking Engagements
Trial Skills Workshops - Cross Examination, WINNING DUI TRIALS with a Little Southern Charm, Charleston, South Carolina
DUIDLA DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
http://duidla.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2017-Revised-Charleston-brochure.pdf
Courtroom Preparation & Defense Perspective - Standardized Field Sobriety Testing SFST - Law Enforcement, SFST Training - Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department, Cabarrus County Sheriff's Office
Cabarrus County Sheriff's Department
An Ethical Guide to Old School and New School Communication Skills, Mecklenburg County Bar - "Google for Practitioners", Charlotte, North Carolina
Mecklenburg County Bar
https://www.meckbar.org/UserFiles/files/alison/FinalFlyer012716.pdf
Breath Testing - Science Behind the Devices, DWI & DUI Advocacy - Masters of DWI, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
https://www.ncaj.com/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=25138&evSubAction=viewMonth&calmonth=201509
Attacking the Science in DWI Cases, 2015 UNC School of Government: Spring Public Defender and Investigator Conference, Greensboro, North Carolina
North Carolina School of Government
THE GIANTS SPEAK, NCAJ - Criminal Masters of Advocacy, Wilmington, North Carolina
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
https://www.ncaj.com/index.cfm?pg=events&evAction=showDetail&eid=11869&evSubAction=listAll
Controlled Drinking SFST Demonstration - DWI DUI Impaired Driving Emerging Topics & Legislative Efforts, NCSCCLE - Momentum, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
NCSCCLE
Certifications
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist - "Criminal Trial Advocacy"
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification / National Board of Trial Advocacy (See: http://www.nblsc.us/criminal_law/)
Awards
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
While we have the “Ebbie Awards” which recognize members who go above and beyond in their commitment, dedica?on and service to NCAJ, the Order of Service is a broader recogni?on of members who have given generously of their ?me and talent to NCAJ by serving a minimum of two areas. These areas include amicus brief wri?ng, wri?ng manuscripts and speaking at CLE seminars, ac?vely serving on commi?ees, wri?ng ar?cles for Trial Briefs, chairing educa?onal programs, wri?ng for various NCAJ publica?on projects, chairing sec?ons or divisions, among other things. The goal of this recogni?on is to let those of you who give so much of your ?me know how much we appreciate you and to encourage others to join your ranks!
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Continuing Legal Education Co-Chair / Program Host NCSCCLE DWI/DUI Continuing Education
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Continuing Legal Education
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Ebbie Award
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Professional Associations
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Immediate Past President
- Current
DUIDLA DUI DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Founding Member
- Current
Activities: Continuing Legal Education
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
President
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
President Elect
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Activities: Finance & Personnel, Chair Nominating & Awards Committee, Chair
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Vice President - Communications
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Payment plans available for family law cases under NC divorce laws, and criminal law cases, as set forth above. Ask us your pressing questions about North Carolina marriage laws relating to child custody, alimony, child support and visitation rights. Our Carolina Attorneys can help you track NC court dates by defendant name, or discuss penalties for conviction of possession of a controlled substance. Before a client can be convicted, our criminal justice attorneys thoroughly review Miranda Rights, Fourth amendment, Fifth amendment and many more legal challenges under the North Carolina statutes applicable to criminal cases. Only by exhaustive work can your best outcome be obtained.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Payment plans / automatic billing available for accusations of violating NC criminal laws, by way of traffic ticket or indictment. A criminal defense attorney Charlotte NC with our law firm can also offer you attorney fees payment plans that best suit your budget. Our most common criminal justice case arises from a Mecklenburg county arrest, and often for a violation of North Carolina weed laws. Remember that a NC offender is not a convicted person, so long as your criminal attorney is still fighting your criminal prosecution to achieve the best outcome.
  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent fees are available personal Injury, workers compensation and wrongful death cases, since this type of civil litigation utilizes these fee arrangements as the best and most equitable method of structuring fees. The North Carolina statute on contributory negligence makes this necessary. Call an auto accident attorney Charlotte NC for a FREE lawyer consultation. Matters involving Impaired Driving, DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense & Traffic Law specifically can NOT be on a contingency fee basis. Bill Powers has been lead counsel on more North carolina murder cases. Our criminal lawyers Charlotte NC have experience with North Carolina drugs laws, felony vs misdemeanor. North Carolina marijuana cases (felony or misdemeanor) are our most common controlled substance. Mecklenburg County warrants are a daily legal problem that our Charlotte attorneys give legal advice about, and often are retained for the criminal case.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Guaranteed flat fee, in writing, for DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense & Traffic Law issues. This includes such common North Carolina offenses as: speeding ticket in NC, open container NC, misdemeanor larceny, DUI in NC, NC traffic ticket, DWI in NC, class 1 misdemeanor NC, class 3 misdemeanor NC, simple assault NC, NC speeding laws, larceny by employee, assault with a deadly weapon NC, class 2 misdemeanor NC, NC domestic violence laws, assault on a female, class F felony NC, class 1 felony NC, breaking and entering NC, class A1 misdemeanor NC, injury to personal property, driving while impaired, DUI in North Carolina first offense, criminal negligence, manslaughter, or violating North Carolina gun laws, Once you decide on the best law firm for your case, we will meet you in person or virtually, via Facetime, Zoom or other electronic method.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • DUI & DWI
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Cannabis & Marijuana Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • White Collar Crime
  • Family Law
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
Website
Bill Powers' Website Profile
Website
Powers Law Firm PA Website
Website
Bill Powers' Charlotte Divorce Website Profile
Website
Powers Law Firm PA Charlotte Divorce Website
Blog
Carolina Law Blog
Blog
North Carolina Family Law Updates
Videos
Underage Possession of Alcohol Charges in NC

What happens if Jr got a ticket for "Underage Possession of Alcohol" or other criminal charges in North Carolina?

Why do you like practicing law in South Carolina?

York County attorney John Landreth talks about practicing criminal defense law in Rock Hill, SC

Criminal Defense Lawyer Rock Hill SC

Criminal Defense Lawyers Near Me in Rock Hill SC

Carolina Rape Sex Offense Charges

Carolina Rape Sex Offense Charges

Accident cases in Rock Hill SC - Are There Jury Trials for car wreck cases in South Carolina?

Accident cases in Rock Hill SC - Are There Jury Trials for car wreck cases in South Carolina?

Is Larceny a Felony or Misdemeanor in South Carolina?

Is Larceny a Felony or Misdemeanor in South Carolina?

Can I be charged with Driving While License Revoked if they didn't pull me over in Charlotte NC?

Can I be charged with Driving While License Revoked if they didn't pull me over in Charlotte NC?

Is larceny a felony in North Carolina?

Is larceny a felony in North Carolina?

Can I make payments for legal fees?

Can I make payments for legal fees in Rock Hill SC?

What are legal fees for a Carolina criminal case?

What are legal fees for a Carolina criminal case in York County, South Carolina?

What happens if I have a warrant?

Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers - What is a warrant? What is an OFA? What happens if you have an Order for Arrest in Charlotte NC

What happens if I go to court by myself?

Can I get a continuation? What is a continuance? How does court work in North Carolina? Can you get a continuance if you haven't been able to find a lawyer? What is administrative court in Charlotte NC?

What should I do about an old traffic ticket?

What happens if you forget about a traffic ticket? What can be done? Can I just pay it off? Should I try to go to court by myself? What are my legal options? Should I talk to a lawyer? How can an attorney help with NC Traffic Tickets?

How can a lawyer help with assault charges?

Do I need a criminal defense lawyer for assault charges? What is an assault in North Carolina? What's the difference between assault and battery? Charlotte Criminal Defense Lawyer goes over some of the basics of assault charges in North Carolina court.

Can a lawyer help me with drug trafficking charges?

What is Drug Trafficking? Is it different in North Carolina? What is the difference before State and Federal charges?

Why lawyers offer free legal advice and consultations

Does it really matter? Does your legal issue really merit or deserve speaking to an attorney? Is it really that big of a deal? Can you trust the internet? Can't you just figure it out, maybe wing it, and handle the case yourself?

4 Things should know about why lawyers help

4 Things You Should Know About How Lawyers Help. Can you represent yourself with legal matters? Should you? Does it make sense to trust things that are on the internet? What value are message boards in answering legal questions? Do lawyers charge for consultations? What are your options?

Should I pay off my South Carolina ticket?

Should I pay off my South Carolina ticket?

In sex cases what is the difference between civil and criminal court?

In sex cases what is the difference between civil and criminal court? North Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyer Bill Powers talks about how sex offense and sexual abuse cases are handled.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER BILL POWERS

CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER BILL POWERS

North Carolina DWI Lawyer Bill Powers

North Carolina DWI Lawyer Bill Powers

How do they test for alcohol?

How do they test for alcohol?

What happens with an ignition interlock?

What is an Ignition Interlock? What are my options in North Carolina? How does an Interlock work? North Carolina DWI Law information

Is the handheld breath test reliable?

North Carolina Breath Testing. AlcoSensor. Are roadside breath tests reliable? Are they admissible? When and why can they be used?

When Can Police Pat You Down?

What is a "Pat Down Search?" Are They Legal? What is Required of Police to do a Search. North Carolina Criminal Law Issues. Attorney Bill Powers gives information on Search and Seizure Issues in North Carolina.

Punishments and Sentencing in DWI Charges

Attorney Bill Powers talks about DWI Impaired Driving Sentencing in North Carolina. How Does It Work? What Factors are Considered? What are the DWI Levels in North Carolina? What are Grossly Aggravating Factors?

What Happens When I Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

What Happens When I Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer? How Are Legal Fees Set? Consultations. What To Expect When You Call a Lawyer. What is a Confidential Consultation? Are There Legal Fees on an Initial Consultation?

Powers McCartan Legal Help

North Carolina Legal Help. Serious Felony Charges, Misdemeanor Offenses, DWI DUI Impaired Driving. Attorney Bill Powers. Confidential, Free Initial Consultation: 704-342-4357

ARE MIRANDA RIGHTS REQUIRED?

What Are Miranda Rights and Are Miranda Rights Required?

DUI EXPERT TESTIMONY IN NORTH CAROLINA

DUI Expert Testimony in North Carolina - NC LAW TALK

NC LAW TALK June 2014 - Episode 1 - DUI DWI in North Carolina

NC LAW TALK June 2014 - Episode 1 - DUI DWI in North Carolina

Bill Powers and Mike Daisley: Evaluating Damages From DWI

Evaluating Damages in DWI Impaired Driving Wreck Cases.

Contact & Map
Powers Law Firm PA
Main Office
2412 Arty Ave
Charlotte, NC 28208
USA
Telephone: (704) 342-4357
Powers Law Firm PA
Monroe, NC
By Appointment Only
211 N Main St
#C-1
Monroe, NC 28112
USA
Powers Law Firm PA
Rock Hill, SC
By Appointment Only
331 E Main St
#200
Rock Hill, SC 29730
USA
Telephone: (803) 325-5806
Powers Law Firm PA
Charlotte, NC
1057 E Morehead St
#100B
Charlotte, NC 28204
USA
Telephone: (980) 729-6201