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Amanda Bowden Houser

Amanda Bowden Houser

The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, Divorce, DUI & DWI...
  • North Carolina
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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
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • 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
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney and CEO
The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
- Current
University of North Carolina - Wilmington
B.A. (2008)
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. (2011)
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
- Current
Better Business Bureau
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The Houser Law Firm Website
Legal Answers
164 Questions Answered

Q. What is likely outcome for 3 No operator's license convictions, unsafe lane change, prior suspension?
A: Generally, a charge of No Operators license means you are likely eligible for a license - you just don't have one. So your friend should look into getting a license and a traffic attorney and basically stop breaking the law. As it stands, if your friend continues on the same path and is convicted straight up she will likely at some point end up permanently revoked and eventually in jail. Judges don't like it when they and / or DMV say don't drive and you keep doing it anyway.
Q. I'm an heir to estate ,how do I know if excutor filed it with the courts .and how much the estate is worth ? In NC..
A: If it went through probate and you didn't receive anything - you are likely not an heir. However, yu can hire a attorney to look into it for you.
Q. Will I be liable for a mortgage on a house and my ex's business property if I sign over the deed.
A: Signing over a deed and remaining on the mortgage is an all time stupid thing to do. That basically leaves you potentially financially responsible for property you no longer have any ownership interest in. Make sure you are off any mortgage and / or other loan(s) before you sign over any property. However, if you are on the deed and he dies, you may end up with the property depending on how its set up.
Q. What will happen if i got 4 traffic violations and don't have my after 9s yet?
A: There's no nice way to say this so I'm just going to say it - for 98% of traffic cases, paying them off is just a very stupid thing to do. Depending on what you are charged with and a host of other factors, lots of bad things can happen when you pay off a ticket. Based on the information you have presented, if you pay it off you will likely not get a full license and you will see a huge insurance increase, So even if you don't hire an attorney (which is what you should do) at least go to your Court date and see what the ADA can do for you. Best of luck.
Q. My son and 2 others each got a careless and reckless ticket. The cop put down the wrong vehicle info on the ticket?
A: Likely not and if you son did what the ticket alleges, nor should it be dismissed. Charging officer errors like what you mention can simply be amended or corrected by the ADA and are generally not grounds for dismissal (in good 'ol boy North Carolina, you don't often get off on mere technicalities). The best way to handle this is likely for your son to hire a local traffic attorney. Once damages have paid, it may then be possible to resolve the ticket in a way that will not affect his license, insurance or his future (C&R is a criminal misdemeanor). Best of luck and tell him no more horseplay in cars - next time damages may not just be property.
Q. I got my drivers license back after 30 days dwi revocation. How long should it take for DMV to show I'm good in computer
A: If 30 days have expired since you were charged with DWI and you have paid your civil revocation fee you should be good to go. Consult with a local DWI attorney who can review your situation in more detail if you have concerns.
Q. I have tickets for no insurance. The car has been repossessed by the bank. How do I get tickets dropped?
A: Getting them 'dropped' may be too lofty of a goal. However, if an ADA cannot be convinced to outright dismiss the charges,there are other things that can be done.
Q. If someone is convicted of a first time DWI in NC, can they obtain a VA license if they move to that state?
A: Likely not. NC shares license information with VA. It may be possible for you to 'luck out' and get a VA license through some administrative error but you'd likely get caught later down the road and just cause yourself extra grief.
Q. Can a Quick Claim Deed removed home from credit report??
A: A quit claim deed does not remove you from the mortgage. Signing a quit claim deed while still being financially obligated to property you no longer own is often the dumbest thing a person can do. If this is what has happened, your mom's only hope is that your father refinance's the house in his name removing her from the mortgage. As to what you can do, likely not much other than give your mother this info and possibly use what ever influence you have to encourage your dad to refinance, if he can. Best of luck!
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The Houser Law Firm, P.C.
1007 Hargett Street
Suite 2
Jacksonville, NC 28540
Telephone: (910) 333-9679
Fax: (910) 333-8513