Aggressive Representation from the Asheville DWI Guy

We give good people the defense plan they need to fight the legal consequences of their charge, and keep their life moving forward.

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Reduce the Legal Consequences

Criminal charges can result in the loss your job, license, reputation, and even jail.  Know the legal consequences and then work hard to reduce, or erase, them.

Don’t Face the Law Alone

Being charged with a DWI, criminal, or traffic offense and facing the law is intimidating and isolating. Work with a defense team that fights and cares for you.

Get Clarity with the Unknown

Getting charged with a criminal offense and trying to navigate the legal process is often disorienting and overwhelming. Get the answers you want and the plan you need to get your life back on track.

DUI Defense Is What We Do

Being charged with a DUI can be the low point of your life. At Minick Law, P.C., our Asheville DUI lawyers embrace a simple mission: we want to help.

DUI charges will usually leave you feeling uncertain, anxious and overwhelmed. It is hard to determine what the future may bring in the case and in your life after court.

Minick Law, P.C. will strive to listen and understand your situation while keeping you well-informed of developments in your case.

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

Asheville, NC DUI Lawyers

Minick Law, P.C. of Asheville delivers aggressive, yet compassionate, DWI Defense. Our office is conveniently located in downtown Asheville, not far from the Thomas Wolfe Memorial. We have staff members standing by ready to assist you with your case. Our Asheville DUI lawyers are proud to serve the citizens of Asheville and provide legal assistance through the their trying times with our aggressive DWI defense and our client focused service. Attorney James Minick is known as the “Asheville DWI Guy” and is the co-author of the book A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top DUI Attorneys in the United States. James was named by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of their Top 100 Trial Lawyers for 2014-2015 and is a General Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Attorney Blake Marcus graduated with honors from Michigan State University College of Law and was an intern during law school for the honorable Michelle M. Rick in the 29th Circuit Court of Michigan. Both of our Asheville DWI lawyers have passed and complete the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course regarding DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Minick Law, P.C. is here to help!

DWI Defense That Cares and Fights For You

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can lead to jail time, court fines, license suspensions, high insurance rates, and much more. In North Carolina, DWI/DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law. Our Asheville DWI lawyers handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges). At Minick Law, P.C., we give our clients the opportunity to have attorney who will not only fight for you in court but who also care about you and your well being. We will work with you to make sure we get all of the facts and create an action plan to get the best possible results on your case.

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DWI Lawyers of Asheville

Address: 30 Orchard St Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 333-5024Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Asheville, Marion, and Mars Hill.
Counties We Serve: Buncombe, Madison, and McDowell.

Frequently Asked Questions for Asheville DUI Lawyers:

How Are You Different From Other Asheville DUI Lawyers?

Unlike other lawyers in Asheville, our practice concentrates primarily on DWI defense.

We’re also extremely focused on office training. We spend a great deal of time honing our skills through mock trials within the office. Many other attorneys do Continuing Legal Education (CLE) for DWIs, but are not allowed to discuss the particulars of their case. At Minick Law, because we all work in one firm, we can use names, specific places, and the full detail of facts, to bounce ideas off one another. With attorneys that concentrate in the DWI arena, you have an entire firm helping you get the best outcome for your case.

Not only do our lawyers concentrate in DWI cases, but our staff as well. Our staff members know more about driving privileges and the court process than some attorneys. Our entire team goes above and beyond to ensure that you have all the information you need and the best possible defense.

Will I Go to Jail if I am Convicted of a DWI in North Carolina?

While jail time is a possibility for any person convicted of a DWI, the realistic likelihood of jail time depends on a whole number of different factors. The vast majority of people charged with their first DWI are not sentenced to do any active jail time. Jail time is more likely for a person with prior DWI’s, a child in the car, an accident which causes injury to another person or driving on a license which is suspended for a DWI.

Will I be Allowed to Drive after Getting a DWI?

There are many driving consequences that can arise from a DWI. The length of suspensions related to DWI and the requirements for license reinstatement vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including: prior DWI charges, the blood/breath alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the DWI charge, and whether the driver’s license was suspended at the time of the charge. For a first offense DWI case in North Carolina, a person’s license will be suspended for one year. Most people convicted of their first offense will be able to get a limited driving privilege that will allow them to drive for work, educational, treatment, and religious purposes.

How Much Money Will Getting a DWI Cost Me?

The financial consequences of a DWI are significant and can include: attorney’s fees, court costs and fines, increases in auto insurance premiums, the cost of obtaining an alcohol assessment and completing any recommended treatment, continuous alcohol monitoring, inpatient treatment, and impact on employment.

Should I have been read my Miranda Rights during my DWI Arrest?

In North Carolina, officers frequently do not read Miranda rights at the time of a DWI arrest and often a suspect is never advised of Miranda rights during the entire encounter with police. In the context of a DWI arrest, the lack of Miranda warnings is not likely to result in a dismissal of charges. Most of the time statements made by a DWI suspect after arrest are not particularly important in the State’s prosecution. The suspect’s statements and field sobriety tests prior to arrest combined with a blood or breath alcohol result may be enough for the State to proceed to trial on a DWI charge.

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James Minick


James Minick is the ‘Asheville DWI Guy’. He has handled hundreds of DWI cases throughout Western North Carolina.

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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. He concentrates his practice in: DWI / DUI Defense

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