Aggressive Representation from our Charlotte DUI Lawyers

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

Let us handle your DUI defense.

Our Charlotte DUI lawyers provide the support and expertise you need for a effective DWI Defense.

Receiving a DUI charge is on no one’s “to-do list” and can be a really tough time in someone’s life. At Minick Law, P.C., our DUI Defense Lawyers embrace a simple mission: we want to help.

Going into criminal law proceedings can leave you feeling stressful, sad, anxious and overwhelmed. It is hard to foresee the future and uncertainty can be blinding. Our Charlotte DUI lawyers will help you clearly understand the legal process you are going through which can be confusing to navigate on your own.

Our DUI Lawyers

DUI Lawyers Charlotte, NC

Minick Law, P.C. of Charlotte assists clients in DWI / DUI cases. Our Charlotte DUI lawyers give all of our clients the highest level of legal representation. Our attorneys are constantly working to improve their knowledge of DUI laws to give our clients the defense they deserve. Come visit our office, conveniently located in downtown Ayrsley! Our staff is ready to help you immediately.

Attorney Lance Williams delivers aggressive DUI Defense and also served 12 years as Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA before he started law school. His experience in law enforcement lends him unique insights into the mistakes law enforcement officers are apt to make within DUI processes.

During his time as a law enforcement officer, Lance worked in the Street Crimes Division and was also a Team Leader of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team. Lance is certified in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

We Fight For You

DUI defense that fights and cares for you.

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or a DUI (driving under the influence) can lead to many misfortunes such as license suspensions, high insurance rates, and even time in jail.

DWI/DUI law is a very complicated area of criminal law in the State of North Carolina. The types of cases we handle include Habitual DWI, 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. of Charlotte, our Charlotte DUI lawyers do more than just fight for your in the courtroom. We care about your well-being and your future. Our team will work with you to make sure we get all of the facts and create an organized action plan to move towards the best results for your case.

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Minick Law, P.C. of Charlotte

Address: 5940 Monroe Rd, Charlotte, NC 28212
Phone: (704) 215-4242Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Charlotte, NC.
Counties We Serve: Mecklenburg County.

FAQs for Charlotte DUI Lawyers:

How Are You Different From Other Charlotte DUI Lawyers?

When looking for criminal defense, you’re hiring the attorney as well as the firm. At Minick Law, some of our lawyers are former police officers and District Attorneys. At our Charlotte location, attorney Lance Williams is a former police officer. He’s seen things from the other side of the table, which is a major differentiating factor when handling criminal defense cases.

Our trial lawyers and staff are steeped in DWI knowledge and are willing to go the distance and fight the state, regardless of what the case is.

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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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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He 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.

Lance 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.

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