Gastonia, NC DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers

Minick Law’s Gastonia, NC office is here to help.

Gastonia, NC DWI / DUI, Criminal Defense and Traffic Tickets Lawyers

Minick Laws Gastonia, NC office serves clients with DWI/DUI, Criminal Defense, Traffic Violations and DMV Hearing cases. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Gastonia, and our staff is standing by to assist you with your case.

Our mission is to provide all of our clients the best possible legal representation. Our lawyers at Minick Law are always striving to improve their knowledge of the law they practice in an effort to give our clients the defense they deserve.

Our Gastonia office is served by Attorney Lance Williams.

Lance Williams more than just a proficient lawyer and graduate of Charlotte School of Law; he also spent twelve years as Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA before he entered law school. His experience on that side of the law and with charging crimes put his in a unique position and gives him insights into the mistakes and processes law enforcement officers are apt to make.

As an officer, Lance and was a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and also worked in the Street Crimes Division. In the legal field, Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

How Can We Help?

Minick Law, P.C. of Gastonia

Address: 104 E. Main Ave Gastonia, NC 28052
Phone: (704) 323-8485
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Areas We Serve: Gastonia, Belmont, Kings Mountain, Lincolnton, Mount Holly, Shelby and surrounding areas


Gastonia, NC DWI / DUI Lawyers

Many misfortunates can result from getting DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) charges. Your license could get suspended, your auto insurance rates could skyrocket, and you could even get stuck with jail time.

In the State of North Carolina, DWI and DUI law can be very tricky and complicated. The types of cases Minick Law handles include Habitual DWI, 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).

Minick Law cares about your well-being and your future. We will pursue every angle of your case, from gathering all of the facts and figures to ensure that we can work towards the best results for your case.

Gastonia, NC Criminal Defense Lawyers

Criminal charges can be a low-point in someone’s life. It is hard to manage all of the personal stress and uncertainty these cases can cause by yourself.

Our Criminal Defense Lawyers are here to promulgate a simple mission: we want to help. It is our goal to make sure you are informed and aware legal process you are going through. Unless you’ve spent time in law school or law enforcement, legal jargon can be confusing to follow.

Our Criminal Defense team will explain the legal process in clear terms, and guide you through your case, every step of the way.


Gastonia, NC Traffic Violations Lawyers

Our Traffic Violation Team is here to help you with any charges concerning reckless driving, driving with a revoked or even an expired license, or just a regular speeding ticket.

Our lawyers will try to minimize the impact of charges you may face concerning to a traffic violation. We also look at your driving record and help determine future steps to keep your record healthy.

Do you need help with a traffic violation? Let us see if we can help you.


Gastonia, NC DMV Hearing Lawyers

Driving is a major component of most people’s daily life. We understand how big of a deal it is to have your license taken away.

If your license has been revoked or suspended and your have a DMV Hearing,or are trying to get your driver’s license reinstated, we will take all of the steps we can to help you navigate this process.

It is important to get and experience lawyer with expertise in DMV Hearings to help you advocate for your driving privileges.

Directions to our Gastonia, NC Office

From US-321 S, turn left onto W Main Ave. Then turn right on S South St. We are located at the corner of S South St. and US-74 in downtown Gastonia.
From US-321 N/N Main St, Turn right on W Franklin Blvd, then turn left on S South St. We are located at the corner of S South St. and US-74 in downtown Gastonia.
From I-85 S, Follow I-85 S. to E. Ozark Ave W. Continue on E Ozark Ave W to E Long Ave, to S South St. We are located at the corner of S South St. and US-74 in downtown Gastonia.
From I-85 N, take US-321 S/N Chester St in Gastonia. Take exit 17, continue on US-321 S/N Chester St. Drive to S South St. We are located at the corner of S. South St. and US-74 in downtown Gastonia.


Lance did an OUTSTANDING job representing both my wife and myself. He we easy to reach whenever we had questions and kept in constant contact with us concerning updates and information. I would highly recommend him to any of my family and friends if ever needed.

Greg Pittman

highly recommend

Lance Williams set my expectations correct. He delivered as he said he would because he clearly has a strong understanding of the law. Thanks for taking care of my situation Lance! I highly recommend!

Alim Bolton

patient and understanding

Lance Williams in the Gastonia office did a great job representing our family. Lance is very knowledgeable on the law and court procedures as well as being very patient and understanding. I highly recommend Lance Williams and Minick Law.

Pete Leveroni

fantastic law firm

Absolutely fantastic law firm. They had my ticket squared before my court date and were extremely courteous and professional every time I spoke to anyone in the firm. I could not recommend Lance Williams and Minick Law more highly.

Amanda Chaffin

Meet Your Gastonia, 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.

Lance Williams

Lance Williams


Lance is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.


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He spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA. During his tenure there he worked in the Street Crimes Division as well as being a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (24 hour training) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (16 hour training) by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  Lance’s practice areas include:

 DWI/DUI Personal Injury Criminal Defense

Our Staff

Our Staff

Your Team

Here at Minick Law we truly believe that it takes a team to give you the defense you deserve.

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We could use a million more just like them.

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If attorneys are going to be this compassionate and nice I am going to have to stop telling attorney jokes.

Hilary S.

All questions were answered in a timely, respectful, and friendly manner. The firm's attorneys are devoted and their areas of expertise are far-ranging. This firm is top-notch!

William R.

...I had a note to myself on my calendar to follow up with their office, however, before that date came, they contacted ME, had successfully taken care of my traffic offense and sent me confirmation in the mail...

J. Nelson

This Law Firm really knows how to get the job done!...All the Attorney's here are very professional and easy to deal with. I highly recommend The Minick Law Firm for any of your needs. Thank you!

Patrick K.

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We Listen

During our initial conversation with you we will get information about the circumstances of your charge and your situation.

We Inform

Once we have these details we can explain the potential consequences you are facing.

We Plan

We will then create a detailed plan of action for your case to make sure that your traffic ticket is resolved in the appropriate manner. Our mission is to produce the best possible outcome on your case.

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Areas of Service

Cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia, Waynesville, and Wilmington.

Counties: Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Catawba, Cleveland, Columbus, Gaston, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincolnton, Madison, McDowell, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, and Yancey.

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