Concord DUI Lawyers

Aggressive representation from your Concord DUI defense team

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 for Your Concord DUI Charge

Being charged with a DUI in Concord, NC can result in the loss of your job, license, reputation, and even jail.

The legal team in our Concord office can help you understand the consequences of your charge or a potential conviction.

Then, we’ll be able to help you fight the charge and potentially reduce or erase the consequences.

You Shouldn’t Face the Law Alone

If you’ve been charged with a DWI or other criminal charge, you may feel intimidated and isolated.

You should have a defense team that’s willing to stand with you and fight for you.

Clarify the Unknown

As you start to navigate the legal process of criminal charges, you’re likely finding the legal system disorienting and overwhelming.

Our Concord DWI defense team will help you get the answers you want. With our help, you can get your life back on track.

Concord DUI Defense

Our Concord DUI defense team is here to help.

Receiving a DUI charge can be terrifying time in your life.

At Minick Law, P.C., our Concord DUI lawyers are part of a team focused on DUI Defense.

Being charged in Cabarrus County 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.

In North Carolina, DUI law is particularly complex.

Our Concord DUI lawyers are here to help!

We will investigate your unique case and guide you through every step of legal process.

Our office is conveniently located just down the street from the Cabarrus County Courthouse.

Concord DUI Lawyers

DUI Lawyers Concord, NC

Minick Law, P.C. of Concord delivers aggressive, yet compassionate, DWI defense in Cabarrus County, North Carolina.

Our office is conveniently located near the Cabarrus County courthouse, so our staff is well-located to help you with your case.

Our Concord DUI lawyers understand the complexities of North Carolina’s legal landscape, as well as the nature of the NC court systems.

Attorney Kristen Dewar graduated from Charlotte School of Law, cum laude, with a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Art of Advocacy Skills in 2015, and has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2015.

Kristen is a member of the Cabarrus County Bar, the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the immediate past chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s Criminal Defense Section, and currently serves on NCAJ’s Board of Governors.

Our Approach

We deliver aggresive, strategic DUI defense.

When you work with Minick Law, P.C., you are not just hiring an attorney.

You are getting a team of professional and passionate DUI lawyers who have your best interest in mind.

It is our goal to work with you to develop a strategic plan of action to achieve the best possible outcome in your DUI case, and we will make sure you understand how the legal process works.

We want you to be prepared and confident throughout this difficult time.

No matter the specifics of your unique case, our Concord DUI lawyers are standing by to help.

We handle all types of Driving While Impaired (DWI) charges, including: 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).

Contact our Concord Office

Minick Law, P.C. | Concord DUI Lawyers

Address: 145 Union St S #109 Concord, NC 28025

Phone: 704-893-8053

Cities We Serve: Concord, Kannapolis, Mt. Pleasant, Midland, Harrisburg, Fisher Town, Statesville, Mooresville, Troutman, Salisbury, China Grove, Albemarle, and Locust

Counties We Serve: Cabarrus, Iredell, Rowan, and Stanly

FAQs for Concord DUI Lawyers

How Are You Different From Other Concord DUI Lawyers?

When you hire Minick Law, you get a team of attorneys to handle your case.

Two heads are better than one, and we take that seriously when preparing for your case.

Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and focus almost entirely on DWI cases.

While most lawyers are required to take 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE) per year, some of our attorneys take 20+ hours per year.

At our Concord office, Kristen Dewar works tirelessly on every DUI case she handles.

She cares deeply about defending her clients’ rights and spends a ton of time getting to know them.

As a member of the NCAJ (North Carolina Advocates for Justice) Kristen works passionately to protect people, prevent injustice, and promote fairness.

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.

Get the defense you need from a Concord DUI Lawyer that cares.

Kristen Dewar, Concord DUI Lawyer

Attorney

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Kristen was told by teachers at a young age that she had a “strong sense of justice.”

She graduated from the University of Toronto (B.A., Political Science, 2008), and continued her previous career in retail management and human resources until Kristen also decided to make good on what she had always been told, and went to Charlotte School of Law, where she was on Dean’s List, was a member of Order of the Crown, and interned at, among others:

  • Public Defender’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, South Carolina
  • Trial Court Administrator’s Office, 26th Judicial District, North Carolina
  • Charlotte School of Law’s Criminal Justice Clinic

Kristen graduated from Charlotte School of Law, cum laude, with a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Art of Advocacy Skills in 2015, and has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 2015.

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Kristen is a member of the Cabarrus County Bar, the Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the immediate past chair of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice’s Criminal Defense Section, and currently serves on NCAJ’s Board of Governors.

Kristen’s practice areas include criminal defense, traffic/DWI, expungements, landlord/tenant, and general civil litigation.

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