Bill: Hi, I’m Bill Powers, the managing partner of Powers McCartan in Charlotte, North Carolina, and I’m joined with John Landreth, one of our associate attorneys. What we’re doing is a series of three or four different legal briefs regarding what it means to be charged with a felony in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you’re watching this video and you have someone that has been charged with a felony that’s close to you, that means they’re probably in jail, right?
John: That’s right. Typically with these types of charges, the bonds are set much higher or there’s no bond at all that’s been set by the judge.
Bill: Right. Now that doesn’t mean you can’t get a bond and it doesn’t mean that that bond couldn’t be reduced. It just means that starting off there may be a few hurdles that we have to go over prior to securing someone’s release. Now John, when someone calls up, especially a family member or a friend or a loved one and they’ve got someone they know in jail, what’s the first thing you recommend or what are some of the first things you want to know?
John: The first thing you want to do is tell us what they’re charged with. The next thing we’re going to want to do is try to see if we can get them out of jail, possibly by lowering the bond that’s been set.
Bill: Now there are a lot of different options, I saw something in the Charlotte Observer just this morning that talks about the electronic house arrest or EHA, the ankle bracelets. There are options other than jail. As you might imagine, jail is pretty expensive, as we like to joke it’s actually cheaper to send the kid to Davidson College than to put someone in jail for a year. If you’d like more information about bonding or bonds or securing someone’s release from jail, please give us a ring. The consultation is always free as well as confidential.
John A. Landreth
Charlotte, North Carolina
Phone: (704) 342-4357
Fax: (704) 358-9079
Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense (Misdemeanor and Felony)
- Traffic Defense
- North Carolina 2010
- South Carolina 2004
- Charlotte School of Law, JD, 2010
- Lee University, BA Political Science, Minor in Religion, 2004
Attorney John Landreth is proud to be a life long Charlottean, graduating from Charlotte Christian School in 2000. John zealously represents the citizens of Charlotte and both Carolinas who are facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, Driving While Impaired (DWI), Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and traffic infractions.
“The Carolinas are my home and I feel a duty to provide the citizens of these great states with compassionate advocacy.”
After practicing throughout North Carolina, Mr. Landreth became a member of the South Carolina Bar in 2014. “The states may be neighbors but their laws and processes could not be more different. I enjoy crossing the border and implementing the trial skills I learned in North Carolina to a new set of laws and system of justice.”
Mr. Landreth has quickly earned a reputation as a fearless and zealous advocate in the courtroom, earning the distinctions of Top 40 Under 40 and Top 100 Trial attorneys in recent years. “It is truly an honor to be recognized for your work and how much you pour in to the preparation of a trial. When I am in trial I am not only advocating for my client but for all the citizens of that state.”
As an attorney we have the privilege to serve multiple roles for our clients, the advocate and the counselor. We get to be the voice of reason and calm during unsettling and difficult times. Mr. Landreth adds “I take pride in being there for my clients whether they needs a shoulder to cry on, a protector in court or simply a listening ear. That is the highest duty we have to our clients and I am honored every day fulfill that role to the best of my ability.”
While Mr. Landreth has other hobbies such as boating, fishing and outdoor activities, he states “practicing law is my real passion, I couldn’t see myself doing anything else in life and being this fulfilled at the end of every day.”
If you or someone you know has been charged with a Criminal, Traffic or DWI/DUI Offense in North Carolina or South Carolina, Mr. Landreth would be happy to assist you through this difficult time.