Waynesville DUI Lawyers

DUI Defense from a Waynesville Native

Aggressive, Experienced DUI Defense

Being charged with criminal offenses can cause anxiety, stress, and embarrassment. We understand that, and we want to help you in this time of need. Our Waynesville DUI Lawyers will provide you both the expertise and the legal support needed for your defense.

Our DUI Defense Team will explain the legal process in clear terms, and guide you through your case, every step of the way. We know the uncertainty can be overwhelming at times. Our Waynesville DUI lawyers will help you clearly understand the legal process you are going through.

I called the firm after screen on-line for someone. Robert Gilligan, the managing partner, answered the phone himself. I'd called out of the blue to ask about research or a referral to someone that could competently research records at the county courthouse on my behalf. I was impressed that not only did he personally answered the phone on his way out for a hearing but also with his kind, direct manner. After listening to what i was trying to accomplish, he said: "no problem, i'm heading over there anyway for a hearing and will take a look." An uncommonly accommodating thing.He called back within a few days and personally provided details I'd not otherwise have been able to accomplish, even if i'd appeared myself. Polite, responsive, listens well, and understands the interpersonal nature of how things really work - I recommend this gentleman.read more
Charles Muszynski
Charles Muszynski
14:30 20 Nov 17
I got a speeding ticket last fall and contacted Minick Law Firm since my case was a must appear. I live 250 miles away and it was not feasible for me to travel to court so Stephanie and Robert helped me resolve my case. This was my first speeding ticket in more than 10 years and I didn’t want to have to pay the increase in insurance from a 4 point ticket so Robert was able to have the ticket reduced to a 2 point violation. Stephanie was very helpful through the entire process and I would recommend this firm to anyone looking for a great attorney! Both Robert and Stephanie were very professional and very helpful! Thank you both for making this experience less expensive and a lot more enjoyable! I would definitely contact the firm again if I ever need an attorney in the area!read more
Kathy Walden
Kathy Walden
17:24 03 Oct 17
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.
Heather Alford
Heather Alford
18:31 17 Nov 16
I was charged with a DWI back in October 2015.. The Asheville police DWI task force charged me with DWI. My income solely depends on transportation to and from job sites and to perform service calls. I really thought this was it, I am being charged with DWI when I was not impaired. Mr Minick was able to prove my innocence thru trial. I highly recommend his firm to anyone who has been charged with a DWI. Mr. Minick is the DWI guy!read more
Robert Kunz
Robert Kunz
00:27 21 Oct 16
I did a lot of extensive research to find a lawyer who was very knowledgeable of my particular charge. I wanted this lawyer to be prompt in returning my calls,give me his undivided attention at appointments with him at his office. I felt that he gave me honest options of what we could expect from the court system and walked me through the court process because of his massive experience with this type of case. He always kept me abreast of any changing developments,change in court dates and times, therefore never leaving me feeling "surprised" once I had driven the hour long trip to the courthouse. Therefore, I would highly recommend Mr. Minick for a lawyer for the above mentioned reasons.read more
Janet Arthur
Janet Arthur
15:26 17 Jan 15
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.

Local DUI Lawyers That Fight For You

Our Waynesville DUI lawyers deliver aggressive and experienced DUI defense. Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville is conveniently located in downtown Waynesville, directly across from the Haywood County Courthouse, next to Well’s Funeral Home.

Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Waynesville, NC offers a host of fine restaurants and shops, museums and art galleries, and plenty of outdoor attractions that draw tourists from around the region. Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville serves all of Haywood County and the 30th district.


DUI Lawyers Waynesville, NC

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can end in court fines, driving suspensions, and even time in prison.

At Minick Law, P.C. of Waynesville, we care about our clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. We will assemble the facts to create an orderly action plan that consists of steps to get your the best results for your DWI case.

Our Waynesville DUI lawyers 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).

Your Waynesville DUI Defense Team

James Minick

James Minick


James Minick is the ‘Asheville DWI Guy’. Concentrating his practice in DWI / DUI Defense,  he has handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout Western North Carolina.

avvoNational Trial Law Top 100 Lawyer

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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.

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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 Waynesville

Address: 160 N. Main Street Ste 11, Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone: (828) 333-5035
Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Bryson City, Franklin, Sylva, and Waynesville.

Counties We Serve: Haywood, Jackson, Macon, and Swain.


From the North

Proceed south on Russ Ave/US-276 S. Continue onto Walnut St, and then right onto Main St. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!

From the East

(You may want to consider whether our Asheville DUI Lawyers would be more conveniently located for you!)

From I-40W, take Exit 27, US-74 W towards Clyde and Waynesville. Take US-276 via Exit 102, which will put you in Downtown Waynesville. At the fourth traffic light, go straight up the hill on Walnut Street. Take a right at the light onto Main Street. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!

From the West

Follow US-23/US-74/Great Smokey Mountain Expy E, then take the US-276 S exit (exit 102) towards Waynesville/Brevard. Turn right onto Russ Ave/US-276 S. Turn left onto Walnut St, and then right onto Main St. Our Waynesville DWI lawyers look forward to seeing you at our office!


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