Aggressive representation from your Durham 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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How We Help

Reduce the Legal Consequences

Criminal charges can result in the loss of 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

Our DUI defense team is here to help.

Our Durham DUI lawyers are ready to help you through your DUI case and provide aggressive defense to bring about the best possible outcome in your case.

Being charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or DWI (driving while impaired) can leave you feeling anxious, fearful, and confused. There can be significant legal ramifications from an arrest, including jail time and court fines, loss of driving privileges, increased insurance rates, employment consequences, and financial uncertainty.

Our Durham 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 a few minutes’ walk from Durham Central Park.

DUI Lawyers

DUI Lawyers Durham, NC

Our Durham DUI lawyers provide compassionate support and direction throughout the legal process. We care about you and your well-being, and we will work relentlessly to give you the best possible defense in your case.

Being native to North Carolina, our DUI lawyers are intimately familiar with the inner workings of this complex legal area, as well as local nuances in the NC court systems.

Attorney Navi Sandhu graduated from the Charlotte School of Law and concentrates his practice in DWI Defense. He has completed the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course as well as the UNC School of Government’s Misdemeanor Defender Training. He also graduate Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Management and Organizational Development from Mount Olive College in North Carolina.

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 Durham 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 Durham Office

Minick Law, P.C. of Durham

Address: 401 N Mangum St, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 237-9520Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Durham, Rougemont, Gorman,  Alamance, Graham, Elon, Haw River, Saxapahaw, Swepsonville, Green Level, Glen Raven, Altamahaw-Ossipee, Ossipee, Woodlawn, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Elfland.

Counties We Serve: Alamance, Durham, and Orange.

FAQs for Durham DUI Lawyers

How Are You Different From Other Durham 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 Durham office, Navi Sandhu not only goes above and beyond with continuing education, but bends forwards and backwards over any legal issue in front of him. He cares about each of his clients and spends a ton of time getting to know them. He has gone to pick up clients at their homes to drive them to court, met with people in their living rooms to discuss their case, and always goes the extra mile in the courtroom and with sentencing. He is unlike most other lawyers, and it would be difficult to find someone that cares more about their clients than Navi.

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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Navi Sandhu III


Navi Sandhu III was born and raised in North Carolina and completed law school at the North Carolina Central School of Law.
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He has completed the UNC School of Government’s Misdemeanor Defender Training, Felony Defender Training, and Trial School. He has also completed the NHTSA’s Standardized Field Sobriety Test Certification (SFST), Advanced Road Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), DRE (Drug Recognition Expert).

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