Powers McCartan, PLLC

Charlotte, NC Criminal Defense Attorneys

Powers McCartan, PLLC

2412 Arty Avenue
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208

Phone(704) 342-4357 or(877) 462-3841
Fax (704) 358-9079

Website www.powersmccartan.com
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Law Firm Overview

Powers McCartan, PLLC is located in Charlotte, North Carolina and proudly serves its surrounding areas. The law firm works solely with criminal defense. The lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience with a variety of misdemeanor and felony cases.
They can handle all types of charges from minor traffic ticket citations to drug trafficking. The lawyers specialize in dealing with reckless and impaired driving offenses including DWI and DUI. If you were arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you need an aggressive lawyer to defend your rights.

When you are faced with a criminal charge, your freedom is on the line. You do not want to put your family and future in jeopardy. The lawyers of Powers McCartan, PLLC will use their time, education, and resources to devise a strategic plan on your behalf. They always work with your best interest in mind. Whether you are up against a judge or jury, they will do everything in their power to achieve your legal goals.

Languages: English, Spanish

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Alcohol Laws; Boating (BUI); Driving While Intoxicated; DWI Expungement; DWI First Offense; DWI Plea Bargain; DWI Restorations; DWI Search And Seizure; DWI Second Offense; Gerd Defense; License Suspension; Miranda Rights; Rising BAC Defense; Alcohol Offenses Underage Possession; Drug Paraphernalia Possession; Larceny Embezzlement; Murder Manslaughter; Trafficking Drug Charges; Careless Driving; DMV Hearings Appeals; Driverís License Point System; Driving While Licensed Revoked; Driving With Suspended License; Driving Without A License; Driving Work Privileges; Failure To Obey Traffic Signals; Failure To Report; Hit And Run; License Restoration; Illegal Street Racing; Traffic Citations; Out Of State Residents; Reckless Driving; Speeding; Speeding Tickets; Tailgating; Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist.

Areas of Law Description

At Powers McCartan, PLLC we are determined to ensure that the legal rights of our clients are protected when they face criminal charges for:


North Carolina DWI laws carry substantial penalties if you are convicted. If you have been arrested for DWI it is important to talk with a lawyer without delay. In addition to explaining important legal rights, an experienced attorney can guide you through a sometimes very complicated court process.

- Traffic Violations

A recent research study conducted by the CBA/26th Judicial Partnership Project analyzed the public's participation in the Mecklenburg County courts. In part, it was determined: having an attorney has a substantial impact on the outcome of cases. In traffic cases, the presence of an attorney was the most significant influence on the outcome.

- Speeding Tickets

Few people (besides attorneys) know that North Carolina has two "point systems" when it comes to traffic tickets. The first system is enforced by the North Carolina DOT (Department of Transportation). The second is the insurance point system created by the Safe Driver Incentive Plan (SDIP).

- Driving While License Revoked

The North Carolina DMV has the power to temporarily suspend or permanently revoke your driving privileges for any number of reasons. And can sometimes do so without a formal preliminary hearing. Once the DMV decides to revoke your license, they must notify you in writing...but sending something in the mail does not always guarantee receipt.

- Assault and Battery

At Powers McCartan we are zealous, yet caring legal advocates watching out for our clients' interests in court and in negotiations. Whatever type of matter you face, you can count on knowledgeable guidance and experienced legal counsel. We have represented clients facing a wide range of criminal & civil charges.

- Drug Charges

At Powers McCartan, we understand this is a difficult and stressful time. We're here to help, with straight answers and a strong defense, never judgment. When you work with Bush & Powers, we offer experience, compassion and helpful advice.

- Larceny / Embezzlement

Embezzlement, like shoplifting, often has its roots in personal or family problems. Gambling and spiraling debt, drug or other addictions and compulsions...these challenges, combined with opportunity, can become an overwhelming temptation.

- Sex Offenses

Few criminal charges are more damaging to a career and family life than a sex offense, and the social stigma of a sex offender label-even if it's not true. At Powers McCartan, we understand how traumatic a sex crimes charge can be. We act discretely and immediately to investigate your case and to minimize the damage. You can have confidence that everything will be done in your defense.


Bill Powers Mr. Bill Powers
Admiralty and Maritime, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Law, Boating Accident, Civil Litigation



  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • National College of DUI Defense, Inc.

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