Wilmington, NC DWI/DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers

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

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

Minick Law is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Wilmington, North Carolina. By opening this office, we will be able to offer valuable legal advice and experience to the Wilmington area. The Wilmington office will also service Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties.

Minick Law’s Wilmington, NC office serves clients with DWI/DUI, Criminal Defense, Traffic Ticket and DMV Hearing cases. Minick Law offers legal representation to individuals and families throughout North Carolina. We understand that legal issues are stressful and our legal team will take the time to sit down and listen to the details of your case, answer questions, and create an effective plan of action in order to produce the best possible outcome on your case.

Our Wilmington attorney, Gint Krulikas, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Charlotte School of Law in North Carolina and specializes in the practice of Criminal Defense and DUI/DWI law. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Business Management from Appalachian State University.

Both Gint and James have passed and complete the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course regarding DUI/DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, the same twenty-four-hour training done by police officers.

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Minick Law, P.C. of Wilmington

Address: 321 N. Front St. #210 Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 338-3994
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Areas We Serve: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Hampstead, Holden Beach, Kure Beach, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Surf City, Sunset Beach, Topsail Beach, Wrightsboro, Wrightsville Beach, and surrounding areas

Wilmington, NC DWI / DUI Lawyers

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can result in unfortunate results such as driving suspensions, legal fees and fines, and even time in prison. Furthermore, your license could get suspended and your auto insurance rates could skyrocket.

Minick Law handles all types of cases including 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).

We want you to be as informed as we can regarding every aspect of your case. We continually work to assemble the evidence, police reports, witness statements, and more to get all the information needed for a fair verdict.


Wilmington, NC Criminal Defense Lawyers

Minick Law can give you the legal support you want and the expertise you need for your criminal defense case.

We at Minick Law will aim to clearly explain the confusing legal process you will be experiencing as we plan and prepare for your case with all of our best efforts. Our Criminal Defense team will explain the legal process in clear terms, and guide you through your case, every step of the way.

We will be upfront with you concerting and fines and sentence you may be facing and will listen to your side of the story to try and better understand your situation.


Wilmington, NC Traffic Violations Lawyers

The Traffic Violation Lawyers at Minick Law in Wilmington strive to minimize the charges you may receive in your traffic-related altercation.

Our team can provide services for charges including reckless driving, driving with a revoked or even an expired license, or just a regular speeding ticket. We can also look at your driving record and help determine future steps to keep your record healthy.

Did your driving privileges get suspended or revoked entirely? Let Minick Law see if it can help you get it restored.


Wilmington, NC DMV Hearing Lawyers

A DMV Hearing can result from a person’s refusal to take a requested breathalyzer or blood alcohol level test when charged with a DUI or DWI. If this has occurred, your license can face suspension for a year or more.

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

Having an legal defense team with knowledge and experience with DMV Hearings is important to help you fight for your case and receive a fair verdict.

Directions to our Wilmington, NC Office

Head southwest towards US-17 S. Continue on US-17 S. Drive to N Front St in Wilmington. Continue onto I-140 W/US-17 S (signs for Interstate 140 W/Shallotte/Myrtle Beach).

Take exit 14 to merge onto US-17 S/US-421 S. Turn left onto US-74 E/Isabel Holmes Bridge. Continue to follow Isabel Holmes Bridge. Merge onto N 3rd St. Turn right onto N Front St. Arrive at your destination at 321 N Front St #210, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Get on US-17 N/Ocean Hwy W in Shallotte from NC-130 E/Whiteville Rd NW. Continue on US-17 N/Ocean Hwy W to Wilmington. Follow Walnut St to N Front St. Arrive at your destination at 321 N Front St #210, Wilmington, NC 28401.

Take I-40 E towards Wilmington. Take Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy to N Front St in Wilmington.

Continue onto N College Rd. Turn right onto US-74 W/Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy (signs for Wilmington/Downtown). Continue to follow Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy. Continue onto N 3rd St

Turn right onto N Front St. Arrive at your destination at 321 N. Front St. #210 Wilmington, NC 28401.

You won’t regret hiring him!

I hired Mr. Krulikas and he was an amazing lawyer. He was punctual with everything and, makes the process easy. He definitely knows what he is doing. Also, very hard working. You won’t regret hiring him!

Andrea Villarroel

I highly recommend his services!

I hired Mr. Krulikas to represent my daughter and he was absolutely amazing…He was always quick to respond to me questions, emails, and phone calls…He answered my questions without pressuring me to hire him…I highly recommend his services!

Danette Stickle

met and surpassed my expectations

From the get go [Mr. Krulikas] was on top of things, constantly keeping me informed about every aspect of my case. He was very personable, responsible and kept it real when it came to possible outcomes. He truly cares about his clients and I can honestly say he met and surpassed my expectations.

Lucky Lola

Thank you

Gint’s diligence made a huge impact on my nephew’s case…Thank you for doing an excellent job.

Peggy Balkcum

Meet Your Wilmington, 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.

Gint Krulikas

Gint Krulikas


Gint Krulikas graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Charlotte School of Law in Charlotte, NC.


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At law school, he was a Presidential Honor’s Scholar, a recipient of a full merit scholarship, Associate Editor of the Property Law Journal, and a member of the Order of the Crown. Gint also graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University with a degree in Business Management. Gint has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, the same 24 hour course that police officers throughout the nation undergo to properly investigate DWI’s.  Gint’s primary practice areas include: 

Criminal Defense DUI / DWI

James Minick

James Minick


James Minick is the ‘Asheville DWI Guy’. 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.

Our Staff

Our Staff


Here 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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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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