Minick Law is proud to announce the launch of their “Expungements for Veterans” campaign.
For the entire month of November, as a gesture of appreciation for our veterans, the attorneys at Minick Law are offering free expungements for veterans who were charged with criminal offenses (which were eventually dismissed or dropped, but which still appear on their permanent records).
Minick Law’s founder James Minick says:
“Men and woman serving in the military who are trying to transition back into the private sector have a hard enough time. If we can help clear up a criminal history through legitimate legal channels, we can help our vets get back on their feet”.
This project hits close to home for several of the firm’s attorneys, who are former service members themselves. Minick Law’s Waynesville attorney Robert Gilligan is a former member of the USAF who spent much of his career in Iraq.
“When I got out of the Air Force, I applied for jobs all over the country. I couldn’t find work anywhere. Despite receiving an honorable discharge, 6 years of relevant work experience, having been repeatedly deployed in service to my country and being well decorated, I couldn’t even get a foot in the door. In today’s job market, any black mark on your record is something you really want to avoid. I want to help people that have a similar story put their best foot forward”.
Attorney Lance Williams operates Minick Law’s Gastonia office. For 5 years, Lance served his country as a US Army Combat Engineer, with a tour of the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. He then spent another 5 years with the Louisiana Army National Guard as an Artillery Forward Observer. After Lance’s time in the military, he spent 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, L.A., in the street crimes division as well as serving as a SWAT team leader. Williams eventually went back to law school to become an Attorney, focusing his practice on Criminal Defense.
Asked about why he feels this campaigns i important to him, Williams said:
“Even if the charges are dismissed or the defendant is found not guilty, the arrest, warrant, disposition and other info is still on the record and it looks terrible. We help clean a lot of criminal records. A record expunction can open a lot of doors in the job market, and this is our way of saying thank you for your service.”
For the entire month of November, Veterans are encouraged to contact the Minick Law offices in Asheville, Gastonia, Waynesville and Wilmington for a free consultation, to see if there are laws available to have past charges removed from their criminal history.
These reviews and legal recommendations are designed to help Veteran’s in the search for jobs and in their desire to attend institutions of higher education.
Minick Law thanks our Veterans for their selfless dedication, the personal sacrifices they’ve made, for their courage, and for their commitment to our country.