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Have you or someone you care about been charged with murder, manslaughter, or another homicide-related offense? If so, you're in the right place.   North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers has been representing clients charged with murder and other homicide-related offenses his entire career. In this episode, Attorney Powers answers the questions that matter to you when you when you or a loved one is facing a murder or homicide offense.

  • What's the difference between common law and statutory homicide offenses?
  • How is first-degree murder different from second-degree murder?
  • What's the difference between murder, voluntary manslaughter, involuntary manslaughter, and felony death?
  • What is a "lesser included offense"?
  • What are the punishments for the different homicide offenses?
  • Who determines whether the death penalty applies?
  • What if I was acting in self-defense?
  • What are other defenses to murder?
  • Is it okay to talk to the police if I didn't do anything wrong?
Ready to discuss your matter now? Call 704-342-HELP for your free and totally confidential consultation. That’s 704-342-4357.   For more information on criterion for inclusion and membership information to North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine, go to   ATTORNEY PROFILE The 2017 North Carolina Super Lawyers Magazine includes Bill Powers on the:
  • “TOP 100" North Carolina Super Lawyers List
  • "TOP 25" in Charlotte Super Lawyers List
  • 11 YEARS Selected to Super Lawyers 
Law Talk with Bill Powers is an educational resource only. The information presented on this podcast does not constitute legal advice and is not a substitute for consulting with an attorney. Every situation is unique; therefore, you should always consult with a licensed attorney before making any legal decisions.

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