Hickory DWI / DUI Lawyer


Representing DWI / DUI clients in Hickory, NC and surrounding cities


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 / DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.

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At Minick Law, P.C., we understand that receiving a DWI / DUI charge leaves you with a number of questions. That is why our Hickory DWI lawyers will guide you through the legal process every step of the way.


Click to visit our other locations, or to call us:

Asheville :(828) 333-5024  | Gastonia: (704) 323-8485

Charlotte: (704) 215-4242 | Waynesville: (828) 333-5035


Your Hickory DWI Lawyers

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

Our Hickory DWI lawyers leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence helpful to your defense, which can include:

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How Minick Law Can Help

Putting forth the best defense often requires looking at your case from the perspective of the police and the District AttorneyMinick Law’s DWI lawyers are required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course, the same training received by many officers that charge DWI.

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

  1. Developing a personalized Action Plan to prepare for all Court dates
  2. Obtaining / reinstating driving privileges and driver’s licenses
  3. Advising clients on how to navigate the numerous non-criminal consequences of DWI
  4. 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.

Our DWI Defense Process

Gastonia accident attorneyYour DWI lawyer will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DWI / DUI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent communication. At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DWI / DUI charge, and we will keep you apprised of all developments in your case, keeping you in the loop.

Your Minick Law DWI lawyer will exhaust every resource in the search for evidence to aid in your defense, which can include:

  • Speaking to the investigating officer 
  • Obtaining police reports
  • Locating and investigating witnesses
  • Obtaining photographs of the arrest scene
  • Reviewing relevant medical records
  • Examining available video evidence

Because we understand that a DWI / DUI charge can be stressful, surprising and embarrassing, our team of DWI lawyers and staff are committed to helping you navigate the legal process, and answering all your questions, while providing outstanding client-centered customer service.  

To find out more, contact the Minick Law office closest to you for answers to your questions, and to take control of your legal.

Minick Law has DWI lawyers in Asheville, Charlotte, Gastonia, and Waynesville, NC.

Other locations we serve:  BrevardHendersonvilleHickory, Kings MountainLincolntonMarionMars HillMonroeShelby, & Statesville.

We also serve clients with Federal DWI and North Carolina Habitual DWI cases.


James Minick is an excellent lawyer and helped me fight my DWI case in Asheville. I got charged in 2012. From the beginning he was extremely helpful, professional, and informative with my case and was confident he could prove I was not guilty. His entire Minick Law team was friendly and always available to me. The case finally went to trial recently in 2015. During the trial James Minick proved me not guilty of my DWI case. After being told by other law firms I visited before going to Minick Law that I could not win my case and to just plead guilty, I am extremely glad I visited Mr. Minick instead. I highly recommend James Minick and his team for any legal issues.

Carissa B.

What Our Clients are Saying

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5 out of 5 stars

Susannah Frawley
Susannah Frawley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

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!

Sean Aikey
Sean Aikey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

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!

Spencer Hensley
Spencer Hensley

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 weeks ago

Best experience I've had at a law firm! James Minick took mine and my boyfriend's case with a 2 day notice before our court date and was able to have both of our charges completely dismissed. We felt completely confident in the incredibly simple process - leaving all technicalities in the hands of a true professional.

Mathew Spencer
Mathew Spencer

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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.


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When I walked out of the court room in August 2014 with a NOT GUILTY verdict, I knew then our legal system was still alive!!

Larry E.

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

Hilary S.

This is a law firm for the people and we should appreciate how rare this is becoming.

Jeremiah R.

Aggressive Criminal Defense. Client Focused Service.

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Great firm. Wonderful and rare attorneys.
We could use a million more just like them.

David H.

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.

Get the defense you need from a law firm that cares.


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.

How Can We Help?


A: 30 Orchard St. Asheville, NC 28801

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P: (704) 215-4242

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A: 104 E. Main Ave Gastonia, NC 28052

P: (704) 323-8485

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A: 258 N. Main Street Waynesville, NC 28786

P: (828) 333-5035

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A: 321 N Front St #210, Wilmington, NC 28401

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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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