Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • North Carolina
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Summary

The Houser Law Firm, P.C. is a Professional Corporation and full service, General Practice law firm located in Jacksonville, that serves Onslow and surrounding counties (Jones, Pender, Duplin) in South Eastern North Carolina. We know that in these tough economic times, saving money where ever possible is important to most people. Our philosophy has always been to provide our clients with prompt, courteous and professional legal services at an affordable fee. While we never compromise on our legal professionalism, we do strive to manage our cost and expenses so that we can offer high quality legal services at fees that are reasonable and affordable.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Divorce
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    MasterCard, Visa, Discover, American Express
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Most of our firm's fees are on a flat rate basis
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney and CEO
The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
Education
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
- Current
Publications
Certifications
A+
Better Business Bureau
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Houser Law Firm Website
Legal Answers
137 Questions Answered

Q. This is my first dwi. If I get a breathing device does it mean I automatically lose my license for a year. Blew a .23
A: Refusing to submit to the breath test results in a automatic suspension and conviction usually leads to a suspension. If you are referring to being required to have a breath test device installed in your car that won't let you start the car if you have been drinking then it would be pretty stupid to require that you have such a device if you aren't licensed to drive in some fashion.
Q. I got pulled over because a office said someone called in on me for driving erratically.
A: Likely not an illegal stop but if the state can not produce the witness who ratted you out, they will have no case against you if the officer didn't see it.
Q. How to get freeloader of a soon to be ex off my land, and, get my possessions back.
A: Doing this yourself is an incredibly bad idea - especially if real property (land) is involved If you go through with your divorce without the property issues being resolved or addressed in your complaint - you will likely get a big surprise if you try to address that later.
Q. Can I write a legally binding separation agreement in NC and have my husband sign it without lawyer?
A: Sure - if you know how. If you don't, it would be about as smart a thing to do as trying to rebuild your cars transmission if you aren't a mechanic. If cost is a factor the days of old lawyers charging $2,500 or more for a simple separation agreement are virtually over. You can get a fully comprehensive, properly drafted Separation Agreement for a flat rate fee of $250 or less.
Q. Sorry if this is a repost. In NC can your lawyer represent you in court without you being there on a DWI charge.
A: It depends on what aspect of the DWI you are talking about for certain minor things like a motion to continue, you likely would not need to be there. For entering into a plea, it would be up to the presiding Judge and typically you would need a very good reason not to be there - for example military deployment. For trial - you need to be there.
Q. Can my ex has my child last name changed because of a paternity test?
A: Not without your consent.
Q. Married in North Carolina for 2 years and 4 months. Can I get alimony? I did not work outside the home.
A: Maybe. Alimony is discretionary and up to a judge (unless consented to) and based on various factors. If you want alimony and can not agree to an appropriate amount in a separation agreement, you best bet is to consult a local family law attorney to see what your optins are. Best of luck.
Q. I want to separate from my spouse. She refuses to leave the home. The relationship is caustic at best.
A: Leaving with the children out of state without her consent or a Court order allowing it could land you in criminal trouble. You need to consult with a local family law attorney and discuss a divorce from bed and board and other options. Of course the cheapest way is for you and her to sit down and work out something fair for both of you. Best of luck!
Q. When charge with DWI AND LICENSE SUSPENDED FOR 30 DAYS WHAT DO HAVE TO GET THEM BACK
A: When charged with DWI, your license is suspended for a 30 day civil revocation period. You can wait the 30 days and pay the $100 dollar civil revocation fee and get your license back and drive normally until convicted. If you want to legally drive sooner and don't mind jumping through some hoops, after 10 days you can apply for a Pre-Trial Limited Driving Privilege if eligible.
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The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
USA
Telephone: (910) 333-9679
Fax: (910) 333-8513