Asheville, NC DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers
Minick Law’s Asheville, NC office is here to help.
Asheville, NC DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets Lawyers
Minick Law’s Asheville, NC office serves clients with DWI/DUI, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations and DMV Hearing cases. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Asheville, and our staff is standing by to assist you with your case.
We are proud to serve the citizens of Asheville and provide legal assistance through the their trying times with our aggressive criminal defense and our client focused service.
Our strong team is made up of Attorneys James Minick and Blake Marcus as well as a wonderful staff including Henry Padilla (Hispanic Outreach Leader), Holly O’Brien (Office Manager), Alex Rivera (Legal Assistant), Stephanie Heller (Receptionist), and Jeremy Minick (Marketing Director).
Attorney James Minick is known as the “Asheville DWI Guy” and is the co-author of the book A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. James was named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015 and is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense.
Attorney Blake Marcus graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law and was an intern during law school for the honorable Michelle M. Rick in the 29th Circuit Court of Michigan.
Both of our attorneys have passed and complete the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course regarding DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
Minick Law is here to help!
Minick Law, P.C. of Asheville
Address: 30 Orchard St. Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 333-5024
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Areas We Serve: Asheville, Biltmore Forest, Hendersonville, Weaverville, Woodfin, and Buncombe County.
Asheville, NC DWI / DUI Lawyers
Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can lead to jail time, court fines, license suspensions, high insurance rates, and much more.
In North Carolina, DWI/DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law. We also handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), Cherokee Tribal Court DWI, and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges).
At Minick Law, we give our clients the opportunity to have attorney who will not only fight for you in court but who also care about you and your well being. We will work with you to make sure we get all of the facts and create an Action Plan to get the best possible results on your case.
Asheville, NC Criminal Defense Lawyers
Being charged with a crime can be the low point of your life. At Minick Law, our Criminal Defense Attorneys embrace a simple mission: we want to help.
Criminal charges will usually leave you feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. It is hard to determine what the future may bring in the case and in your life after court. Minick Law will strive to listen and understand your situation while keeping you well-informed of developments in your case.
Our Criminal Defense team will explain the legal process in clear terms, and guide you through your case, every step of the way.
Asheville, NC Traffic Violations Lawyers
Our Traffic Violations Lawyers can help you contest speeding tickets, with reckless driving charges, and driving with a revoked or expired license charges.
Traffic tickets are more than just an annoyance of fines, they also can add points to your license that can negatively affect and increase your insurance rates. Our lawyers will put forth their best efforts to minimize the consequences and impact of any court charges you may receive relating to a traffic violation. Not only this, but we will also examine your driving record and help figure out steps to keep it healthy in the future.
We will not only do our best to minimize the consequences of the charge in court, but also help you to get your license back.
Asheville, NC DMV Hearing Lawyers
If you are facing a license revocation hearing with the DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) or are trying to get your driver’s license reinstated, we understand that this is a big deal and will have a huge impact on your life.
Refusing to take a blood or breathalyzer test when charged with a DWI or DUI, this can lead to a DMV Refusal Hearing and a revocation of your license for a year or more.
It is important to get and experience hearing lawyer with knowledge of DMV Hearings and DMV Refusal Hearings and their procedures to help you advocate for your driving privileges.
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I was falsely accused of DWI last July simply for failure to burn headlamps at night….After passing the Breath Test and, in my opinion, the field tests, I was STILL arrested and charged….It was long and grueling but we won my case in front of a Jury. NOT GUILTY!!!…I would encourage anyone charged with DWI offense to call James Minick at Minick Law.
I was found not guilty!
James Minick was my attorney for an alleged DUI/DWI. He went above and beyond with regard to my case. He requested video tape and official documents from the officer and the state. Without this evidence I would have lost my case!…His thorough questioning of the current laws/education of the officer and mistaken recall of the officer, actually gave me a fair trial! I was found not guilty! Anyone who needs an attorney who will actually take the time to fight for his clients should hire him. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Thank you James!!!
very pleased with the outcome
Truly one of the nicest and knowledgeable staff around. I would highly recommend Mr. Gilligan’s services. He and his staff helped me feel informed and at ease through the process. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
I knew then our legal system was still alive!
The testimonials and endorsements listed do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.
Meet Your Asheville, NC Team
The Minick Law team aims to provide our clients with outstanding legal representation. Our attorneys are constantly improving their knowledge of the law, in an effort to arm our clients with the defense they deserve.
James Minick is the ‘Asheville DWI Guy’. He has handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout Western North Carolina.
The National Trial Lawyers association has named James one of its Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015. He is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense, and has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, a 24 hour course taught to officers trained in DWI investigations. James and his beautiful wife, Laura, have 5 children and are proud foster parents. He concentrates his practice in:
Blake Marcus graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law.
Our StaffHere at Minick Law we truly believe that it takes a team to give you the defense you deserve. Meet our staff.
A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States
James Minick is the co-author of A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. This is meant to be a guidebook for anyone facing a DWI charge and its consequences.
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