Nc Law Talk | Dwi, Traffic, Drug Crimes & Criminal Defense Tips From Charlotte North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers



Have you been charged with a crime, received a traffic citation, or been charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI) in North Carolina? If so, this podcast is for you.An NBTA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with 25 years of experience, Charlotte Lawyer Bill Powers answers your most pressing DWI, Traffic, and Criminal Defense questions on your time.Ready to discuss your matter now? Call 704-342-HELP for your free and totally confidential consultation. Thats 704-342-4357.NC Law Talk is a legal podcast presented by North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers. For more information on criterion for inclusion and membership information to North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, go to


  • Polymath in the Law - Janet Ward Black

    28/08/2022 Duração: 51min

    Janet Ward Black Occasionally we come across a person in our journey of life who has more than one admirable trait.   But it is a rare thing indeed to meet someone, let alone be able to call them a friend, who seems to excel in everything they do and who embodies every superlative we use to describe what constitutes a wonderful human being.   Janet Ward Black is just one of those people.   She’s a beautiful soul who has quietly but effectively spent her life serving others.  She very much represents the best in North Carolina.  A polymath is defined as someone who is competent in at least three diverse domains and integrates them into a top 1-percent skill.   They bring the best of what humanity has discovered across multiple fields to help them be more effective in their core mission or professional advocation. We are joined by attorney extraordinaire Janet Ward Black of the (Ward Black Law Firm). Law Talk is a non-partisan

  • What Does the State Bar Do?

    16/08/2022 Duração: 53min

    What Does the State Bar Do? The State Bar is the regulatory body for attorneys in your state. It licenses attorneys, provides education and resources to the legal community and public, and promotes justice. But what does that mean? What does the State Bar do? In this episode of Law Talk with Bill Powers, we take a look at what the State Bar is, how it is organized and comprised, and some of the things it does to regulate the legal profession. We are joined by Legal Counsel to the North Carolina State Bar, Mr. Brian Oten. Mr. Oten is an attorney and the Director for Ethics and Special Programs for the State Bar, Chief Ethics Counsel to the State Bar Council, and the Executive Director for the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. If you'd like to volunteer to be a guest on the podcast or suggest additional topics for Law Talk with Bill Powers, please email: [email protected] Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss the law and legislation, developing legal issues, public policy, a

  • Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask a Judge - Guest Judge Matt Osman

    16/08/2022 Duração: 54min

    Questions you've always wanted to ask a Judge Ever wondered how the court system works and what it's like to be a judge? Today on Law Talk with Bill Powers, the Honorable Matt Osman joins us to discuss the responsibilities associated with serving as a District Court Judge in Charlotte, North Carolina. What goes through their mind when they're making a decision? How do they come up with their rulings? What's the process like? Whether it involves family law or a divorce in Charlotte, misdemeanor criminal case, or DWI charge, District Court Judges handle a tremendous number of different types of cases. If you are interested in the law, a law student, or a practicing attorney, we hope you learn from Judge Osman's perspective. If you'd like to volunteer to be a guest on the podcast or suggest additional topics for Law Talk with Bill Powers, please email: [email protected] Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss the law and legislation, developing legal issues, public policy, and p

  • Can I get a Limited Privilege?

    10/03/2022 Duração: 48min

    A driver's license in North Carolina is a privilege, not a rightIf they took your license for Driving While Impaired (DWI), that's a big deal. You may not realize how valuable that little piece of plastic is until it's taken away. Even with mass transit in Charlotte, getting to work and taking care of your family can be difficult, if not impossible, without a valid driver's license. Frankly, the (NC DWI Laws) are complicated if not confusing, especially to those who have little to no experience dealing with the legal system. People call us on a daily basis asking, "Can I get a Hardship License?" (Am I eligible for a Limited Privilege?) Whether you call it a Hardship License or Limited Privilege or a "Paper License," the process isn't as straightforward as you may think. The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) has a number of rules and regulations in place that govern who is

  • View from the Bench - Honorable Matt Osman - Mecklenburg County District Court Judge

    08/03/2022 Duração: 01h09min

    A View from the District Court Bench in Charlotte The courts are where we peaceably resolve disputes in a civilized society. Whether it involves a divorce in Charlotte, criminal or DWI charges, District Court Judges are responsible for meting out justice in a tremendous number of cases. Today on Law Talk with Bill Powers, the Honorable Matt Osman joins us to discuss how our courts work, how issues are resolved, and Judge Osman's path towards becoming a judge. If you are an aspiring attorney, practicing attorney, or just interested in the law and how things work in court, we think you'll find Judge Osman's insights and perspectives enlightening. If you have topics for discussion on Law Talk with Bill Powers or wish to be a guest on the podcast, please contact (Bill Powers) at: 704-342-HELP - 704-342-4357 Check out past Episodes of Law Talk: Living Legend in the Law - ("The Journe

  • The Next Generation: Jacob Rabin - Shining Star - Aspiring Lawyer

    07/03/2022 Duração: 49min

    I want to be a lawyer. . .More than one high school and college student aspires to the profession, not fully understanding what it fully means to be an attorney and the commitment it takes to get there. Unless you have an immediate family member who practices law, it may not be entirely obvious why people choose the law as a vocation. Lawyers want to (help people and make a difference). Clearly, that is easier said than done. Setting out to make a change and knowing how you want to do that, especially at 17-years-old, is truly remarkable. But Broughton Senior, Jacob Rabin, is just that. He is a remarkable young man, and for more senior lawyers, serves as a shining star for the future. Today on Law Talk with (Bil Powers), we're joined by Aspiring Lawyer and Broughton High School Phenom, Jacob Rabin. Jacob is well ahead of the curve in both his understanding of the

  • Living Legend in the Law - EBEN RAWLS - The Journey

    01/02/2022 Duração: 45min

    The practice of law is a challenging way to make a living.   At times it is deeply fulfilling, meaningful, and personally satisfying work.  It is a true honor and privilege to help clients in their times of need.     Most lawyers go to law school because they care about people.  They want to make a difference. It’s a principled decision, one predicated on a life dedicated to others and the highest and best aims of the law, that is, to serve the greater good.     Justice, true justice, is a difficult endeavor.  Criminal defense attorneys see, and in some instances, have personally lived through prejudices inherent in our system of justice.   They tend to be the type of people who stand up to bullies and speak truth to power.  Not everyone starts on the same path.  Not everyone has a straight road to success or is guaranteed success or personal satisfaction or even financial stability.  In this episode of Law Talk with

  • Embezzlement in North Carolina - Crimes of Theft and Dishonesty - Caselaw Review

    26/01/2022 Duração: 20min

    Embezzlement Charges in North CarolinaIn this episode of Law Talk with Bill Powers, we take a look at the case of (State v Steele) (as written by the Hon. Valerie Zachary) and discuss: (What is Embezzlement in North Carolina?) What is Larceny by Employee? (Embezzlement vs False Pretense) Entrustment of Funds, Accounts, and Fiduciary Duties Standards of Proof on Appeal (Preserving Issues for Appeal )- De Novo Review Motions to Dismiss Protections afforded to Banking Institutions (FELONY Sentencing Chart) - Class C Felony in NC vs Class H Felonies Why cases involving https://www

  • Important Changes to NC Ignition Interlock Laws

    23/12/2021 Duração: 43min

    Blow and Go In is episode of Law Talk, guest host Rob Ingalls and DWI defense lawyer Bill Powers discuss the recent changes to the Ignition Interlock Device laws in North Carolina. Both in the podcast and in the links below, information is available regarding: When is a "Blow and Go" required? Does the (45-Day Hold Still Apply)? What is an (Ignition Interlock Device?) What are some of the purposes and policy perspectives behind the Interlock Laws? Is a Breathalyzer Required? While a common term people use, the Breathalyzer is actually a device not used anymore in North Carolina. The "Breathalyzer" used to be the evidentiary-level breath testing device. It was was first replaced by the Intoxilyzer 5000 in North Carolina. North Carolina now uses a device produced by Intoximeters and is known as the EC/IR II. (DWI Breath Tests in N

  • Alimony, Child Support Calculation, Expenses, and Life Insurance - Policy Perspectives

    21/12/2021 Duração: 32min

    Legal Issues Discussed: Findings of Fact - Standards of Review On Appeal Child Support - Ordinary Child Support, Extraordinary Child Support Court Ordered Life Insurance - Alimony Award of Attorney's Fees - (Equitable Distribution) Findings of Fact - Family Law Legal IssuesNCCOA QUOTES: “It is well established that child support orders entered by a trial court are accorded substantial deference by appellate courts[.]” Sergeef v. Sergeef, 250 N.C.App. 404, 406, 792 S.E.2d 192, 193 (2016) This deference “is based upon the trial courts’ opportunity to see the parties; to hear the witnesses; and to detect tenors, tones, and flavors that are lost in the bare printed record read months later by appellate judges[.]” Shipman v. Shipman, 357 N.C. 471, 474, 586 S.E.2d 250, 253 (2003) Review is limited to “whether there is sufficient competent evidence to support the findings of fact, and whether, based on these findings, the

  • Top 5 Tips for Custody - Charlotte Family Law Attorneys

    20/12/2021 Duração: 35min

    Top 5 Tips for Custody Charlotte Family Law Attorney Caroline Wingate Strauss joins Law Talk for a year end (December 2021) review of family law and custody issues in Charlotte Family Court. (Surviving the Holidays) can be a challenge. There are a lot of custody exchanges take place during the holiday season that may differ from the ordinary custody and visitation that may in place during the year. What are the Best Interests of the Child? In any custody and visitation analysis, the child's well-being is the Polar Star consideration by Courts (judges) in North Carolina. The "guiding light" involves focusing on the Best Interests of the children. Helpful Tips for Child Custody: Try to Keep it Out of Court Shared Custody is Preferred Keep Kids Out of It - Don't Use Children as Intermediaries, Weapons, or Confidants Engage Professionals if Needed - Attorneys, Mental Health Counselors, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Physicians, Clinici

  • Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause

    29/06/2020 Duração: 32min

    In this episode of Law Talk, (Tonya Graser Smith) joins Bill Powers in a discussion regarding the differences between Criminal and Civil Contempt, possible penalties and sanctions for each, and the real-world application of the NC family laws to disputes. Failure to comply with a Court Order in North Carolina ordinarily has consequences. The nature of the Order and the type of alleged violation dictate the appropriate sanctions, if any. Charlotte Divorce Lawyers regularly litigate issues involving: Criminal Contempt Civil Contempt of Court Motions and Orders to Show Cause Failure to comply with a Court's Order regarding child custody, visitation, (child support), PSS - post separation support, and alimony are common themes of disputes that may result in a Motion and Order to Show Cause. The "cause" in that instance would be to show why one party "should not be held in contempt of court." There are

  • NC Insurance Defense Lawyer - John Nunnally

    27/06/2020 Duração: 01h10min

    Insurance Defense Lawyer John Nunnally joins Law Talk with Bill Powers, discussing: The Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer Professionalism Trial Strategies Professional Development DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF SARS-CoV-2 AND THE POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS, GUESTS OF LAW TALK WITH BILL POWERS ARE PRESENTLY RECORDED REMOTELY RATHER THAN IN-PERSON IN OUR STUDIO. PODCAST STUDIOS ARE CLOSE, SOUNDPROOF SPACES NOT CONDUCIVE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING. FACE MASKS DON'T DO MUCH FOR MICROPHONE / SOUND QUALITY. Therefore, for this podcast both Mr. Powers and Mr. Nunnally have been recorded remotely, at times affecting the richness of voices and/or resulting in occasional internet latency issues. We apologize in advance, extending our apology for any issues you may encounter. Thanks once again to our friend Rob Ingalls at (Lawpods.) Special thanks to Rob Ingalls at (Future Self Podcast). A https://injury.

  • Honorable Lucy Noble Inman

    10/06/2020 Duração: 40min

    The Honorable Lucy Noble Inman of the North Carolina Court of Appeals joins Law Talk with Bill Powers, discussing: Standards of Review Findings of Fact Trial Techniques Preserving the Record on Appeal DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GUEST INTERVIEWS ON LAW TALK WITH BILL POWERS ARE DONE REMOTELY AND NOT "IN STUDIO." As such, depending on the internet connectivity, there are occasional latency glitches and background noises. Please accept our sincere apology for any issues. Special thanks to Rob Ingalls at (Future Self Podcast). Rob incredibly friendly, professional, and easy to work with. We highly recommend Rob and his podcasting services. If you have topics of interest or suggested guest, please email us at: [email protected] A transcript of this episode will be available at:

  • Lawyers, Lawyering, and Law Coaching

    30/04/2020 Duração: 01h12min

    Charlotte Lawyer and Master Coach Chris Connelly joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss reviewing your law practice, life, and profession during the Coronavirus Outbreak.  Now may be the time to take a step back and consider your practice. Is your career fulfilling? (Bill Powers )Topics for discussion include: Steps to taking a Professional Sabbatical Work-Life Balance for Lawyers Law Firm Development Career Transition Schedule a meeting with (Connelly Coaching ) Have suggestions for topics or would you like to be a guest, contact Charlotte Lawyer (Bill Powers).

  • Life as a Charlotte Family Law Attorney

    28/04/2020 Duração: 53min

    Legendary Charlotte Divorce Lawyer (Tom Bush) joins Law Talk with (Bill Powers) to discuss the practice of law, life as a family law attorney, and the ups-and-downs of a busy domestic law practice.

  • Coronavirus, Courts, and Continuances in North Carolina

    24/04/2020 Duração: 44min

    Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney John Fanney joins Law Talk with (Bill Powers) to discuss criminal charges and the courts during the Coronavirus Outbreak. 

  • NC Workers' Compensation Lawyer - Jay Gervasi

    05/04/2020 Duração: 48min

    Noted Greensboro Workers' Compensation Attorney Jay Gervasi joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss the practice of law 

  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, and Restraining Orders

    25/05/2018 Duração: 26min

    The law surrounding domestic violence in North Carolina is deceptively complex. In this episode, North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers answers the questions that matter to you when you when you or a loved one is involved in a domestic violence matter, including:  What constitutes domestic violence? What is the difference between 50B and 50C restraining orders? What happens if I have criminal charges and a civil protective order? How a past or present relationship between the victim and the accused can impact a case. Can a domestic violence charge affect my divorce case? Does a domestic violence charge affect a claim for alimony? Ready to discuss your matter now? Call 704-342-HELP for your free and totally confidential consultation. That’s 704-342-4357.   Is there a topic you would like to hear discussed on Law Talk? You can send us a message HERE.   ATTORNEY PROFILE The 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine includes Bill Powers on the: “TOP 100" North Carolina Super Lawyers List "TOP 25" in Cha

  • Behind the Bench with Judge Matt Osman: A Candid Conversation with the Mecklenburg County District Court Judge

    25/05/2018 Duração: 59min

    This episode is the first in a series of conversations directed towards lawyers, legal professionals, and law students. In this series, (North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers) digs into personal issues, patterns, personalities, unspoken truths, realities, and the lifestyle of being a lawyer. In this episode, Bill Powers sits down with (Mecklenburg County District Court Judge Matt Osman) to discuss his experience as a lawyer, his time as a Navy JAG officer, his path to becoming a judge, and the unique challenges he's faced since taking the bench. Is there a topic you would like to hear discussed on Law Talk? You can send us a message (HERE). Have a legal issue you need to discuss with a lawyer? Call 704-342-HELP or (send a message) for your free and totally confid

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