Hickory DWI Lawyers

Focused DWI Defense from our Hickory DWI Lawyers

Work With A DWI Defense Team

At Minick Law, P.C., you don’t just hire an attorney. You hire an aggressive defense team. Our Hickory DWI lawyers are ready to help you prepare your DWI case for the best possible outcome.

Being charged in Hickory, North Carolina with driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) can mean jail time and court fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, employment consequences, and financial uncertainty. These issues are magnified by the fact that DWI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.

We understand that receiving a DWI charge leaves you with a number of questions. That’s why our Hickory DWI lawyers will guide you through the legal process every step of the way.

I’m so happy I chose minick law to help with my traffic ticket. I received the best possible outcome and all for very reasonable price. They represented me in court which was great because I live two hours away ! They made this process easy and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend them and would absolutely use them again!read more
Kelly Cronin
Kelly Cronin
13:17 23 Jan 18
The name on my case is actually Raymond Thompson, Floyd Tune Same Person! Let me start by saying James Minick is a total professional and a top shelf lawyer quite possibly the best in the south east. Nc's best for sure. His representation of me proved that month after month. My case lasted 3 yrs not once did James lose faith, James would always keep me up to date about what was going on with my case. And in the end all charges were dropped. DUI/DRUGS, Carrying a concealed weapon, Open container and failure to maintain lane control.I had total confidence in James from the Get Go. If you need a lawyer and have any doubt about who you might want to hire I recommend James Minick 100% five star. Thank you once again James and if I should need it harder for anything in the future he would definitely be the one.read more
Floyd Tune
Floyd Tune
15:25 11 Jan 18
Minick Law provided outstanding service! They were professional and went above and beyond in their dedication to work for the best possible outcome. They were warm, caring, and kind. They exceeded my expectations in every way--I can't recommend them highly enough!
Susannah Frawley
Susannah Frawley
18:46 17 Nov 17
Being my first DWI, unfamiliar with Buncombe County where my incident occurred, and residing 6 hours away, I had to start out at step one upon finding trustworthy and professional representation. After much research, Minick Law topped my list. The Minick Law team is courteous, respectful, knowledgeable, EXTREMELY timely with responses and carry themselves with the utmost professionalism. I could not have selected a better attorney than James Minick. In the courtroom, he has a presence that carries respect, honor and heart. Being an attorney may be his technical profession, but truly caring about the client he represents speaks volumes in my book.read more
Mathew Spencer
Mathew Spencer
15:03 31 Oct 17
James and his staff were extremely outstanding from start to finish. The staff was great for getting back to me with any questions I had in regarding my case. James has great experience and always figured out ways to help in my case dealing with the federal court system. James always had the time to speak to me about everything and was very positive and friendly. I was from Charlotte and I recommend James for any case, and I will definitely use him again in any circumstances. Thanks James for a great job!read more
Sean Aikey
Sean Aikey
22:01 10 Sep 17

Aggressive Hickory, NC DWI Lawyers

Putting forth the best defense often requires looking at your case from the perspective of the Hickory DA. Our Hickory DWI lawyers leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence helpful to your defense.

Attorney Lance Williams is 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 in law enforcement gives him a unique vantage point on the processes law enforcement officers use and the mistakes they are prone to make.

Our Hickory DWI lawyers are also required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course, the same training received by many officers that charge DWI in Hickory.

DWI Defense That Fights Aggressively For You

At Minick Law, we help individuals charged with DWI by:

  • Developing a personalized Action Plan to prepare for all Court dates
  • Obtaining / reinstating driving privileges and driver’s licenses
  • Advising clients on how to navigate the numerous non-criminal consequences of DWI
  • Connecting our clients with valuable resources in the community, including: alcohol assessors, impatient substance abuse treatment, ignition interlock providers, counseling services, community services opportunities, and insurance providers.

Your Hickory DWI lawyer will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DWI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent communication.

At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DWI charge, and we will keep you apprised of all developments in your case, keeping you in the loop.

Your Hickory DWI Defense Team

Lance Williams

Lance Williams


Lance Williams had 12 years of experience as a police officer before entering law school. His experience in charging crimes helps him to exploit mistakes made by law enforcement.


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Lance 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.

He 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.

He 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..

Charlotte School of Law

Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office

Our Staff

Our Staff


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

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Minick Law, P.C. of Hickory

Address: 520 8th St NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 237-4242
Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Hickory, Morganton, and Statesville.

Counties We Serve: Burke, Catawba, and Iredell.


From the North

Head southwest on I-77 S. Take exit 51B to merge onto I-40 W toward Hickory. Take exit 125 toward Hickory. Turn right onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE; then, turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the South

Head north on I-26 W. Take exist 19B for I-85 N toward Spartanburg. Merge onto I-85BL N and use any lane to merge onto I-85 N toward Charlotte. Take exit 17 for US-321 toward Gastonia/Lincolton. Turn left onto US-321 N/N Chester St (signs for Dallas/Lincolton/Gastonia Col). Take exit 42 to merge onto NC-127 N.

Continue on NC-127 N and then take a right onto 1st Ave NE and then a left onto Main Ave NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the East

Head northwest on NC-16 N/Brookshire Blvd. Stay on NC-16 until you see signs for I-40 W; then, merge onto I-40 W and take exit 125 toward Hickory.

Turn right onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE. Turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the West

Head northeast on I-40 E. Take exit 125 toward Hickory/Lenoir Rhyne College. Turn left onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Lenoir Rhyne Col/Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE. Turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!


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