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Eliminating Court of Appeals Seats in North Carolina

Eliminating Court of Appeals Seats in North Carolina

  The Court of Appeals needs and deserves more human resources to do its important work in a timely fashion, not less. Important changes in the judicial system demand careful review – Bill Powers, President NCAJ          Reduction of Court of Appeals judges should only occur after a request by the Chief Justice and the Administrative Office of the Courts based on...
THERE IS NO POOP FAIRY

THERE IS NO POOP FAIRY

CURB LAWS IN NORTH CAROLINA.  There is no poop fairy in Charlotte.    GRAB IT BAG IT TOSS IT   My aunt Joan worked for a time as a purser.  She has truly funny stories about dealing with people on-board ships and answering their many questions. I guess we all can get a bit discombobulated when in strange or unfamiliar settings.  Maybe it was the rolling ships.  Maybe it had something...
I need more time to pay fines

I need more time to pay fines

How much are Court Costs?  How Long Do I Have To Pay?  I need more time to pay fines   Costs of Court are expensive in North Carolina.  You very well may need some time to pay them – Bill Powers    See More:  2017 Criminal Costs of Court North Carolina     Modified Transcript of “I need more time to pay fines” for the Hearing Impaired    Hi, I’m...
Is it a big deal to be charged with underage possession

Is it a big deal to be charged with underage possession

Is it a big deal to be charged with underage possession?  What Can Happen?  Will it affect my Job Search?  How Does Court Work? What Should I Expect?  Are There Options?   Is it a big deal to be charged with underage possession?  Well, that depends on what you think is a “Big Deal?” – Bill Powers    While such charges may not have resulted in an arrest, they can be...
NC Advocates for Justice – I’m Just Sayin’

NC Advocates for Justice – I’m Just Sayin’

  NC Advocates for Justice – I’m Just Sayin’   In North Carolina, ‘I’m Just Sayin’ means, I am going to speak the truth, even if it is not popular.  It is, was, and always has been the truth – Bill Powers, President NCAJ    NCAJ Bill Powers  President’s Column NCAJ   Modified Transcript of “NC Advocates for Justice – I’m...
Resources Link for Law Students Encountering Problems

Resources Link for Law Students Encountering Problems

Resources Link for Law Students Encountering Problems  Regional Law School Contact Information Professional Bar Associations Mental Health Substance Abuse Resources Financial Aid Department of Education Statement     Stress, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Assistance  BarCARES – Confidential, Free of Charge Help in dealing with problems that might be causing distress or to identify...
How To Deal With Underage Alcohol Possession Charges

How To Deal With Underage Alcohol Possession Charges

Illegal Consumption in North Carolina, Legal Options.  Minor with Alcohol, How Does Court Work? How To Deal With Underage Alcohol Possession Charges     Here’s the quick answer: Talk to a Lawyer.  Ask some questions. At Powers McCartan, we offer free, confidential consultations. It doesn’t cost you a penny – Bill Powers      See More:  NORTH CAROLINA ALCOHOL...
How To Strike an Order for Arrest

How To Strike an Order for Arrest

Failure to Appear to Court?  What is an OFA?  How To Strike an Order for Arrest in North Carolina OFA stands for Order for Arrest FTA stands for Failure to Appear FTC stands for Failure to Comply   Frankly, when it comes to court, funerals, and weddings, it’s better to be early than late – Bill Powers      See More:  Criminal Process in North Carolina    ...
Weeping Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth No More

Weeping Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth No More

  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...
Bill Powers Steps into a Rare Role

Bill Powers Steps into a Rare Role

Spotlight: Bill Powers Steps into a Rare Role By Sonya Pfeiffer     It is no secret that there is this thing between Raleigh and Charlotte. The sometimes obvious, sometimes subtle thing. Not exactly a competition or rivalry; indeed, if you ask any nice and polite North Carolinian from either city you are likely to get a politically correct response, like “we need each other.” But bless...
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