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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?” While such charges may not have resulted in an arrest, they can be rather embarrassing in the...
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...
Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More

DOWNLOAD:  Best Of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More  Best of the Business, Paralegals Are Unsung Heroes No More Paralegals do not work for us; they work with us and are an integral part of the team. They are patient. They are kind. They do not boast. They are not easily angered. They rarely keep record of wrongs. They always protect, always trust (but verify), always hope and...
North Carolina Law Talk Policy and Legal Issues 2016

North Carolina Law Talk Policy and Legal Issues 2016

Courts, Legislation, and the Law.  North Carolina Law Talk Policy and Legal Issues 2016 North Carolina Law Talk Host, Bill Powers, and Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer John Fanney, discuss legal policy and trends in the courts of North Carolina. DWI Impaired Driving Laws Upcoming Legislative Term Trends in the North Carolina Judicial System   See More:  DWI Sentencing in North Carolina...
What Happens Auto Accident and Murder Charges

What Happens Auto Accident and Murder Charges

North Carolina Vehicular Homicide:  What Happens Auto Accident and Murder Charges? What is Second Degree Murder? What is Involuntary Manslaughter? What is Malice? How Does Sentencing Work?   The laws surrounding Murder, Manslaughter, and Vehicular Homicide cases in North Carolina are complex and sometimes confusing – Bill Powers    What is the Difference Between Second Degree...
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