Minick Law is proud to announce the launch of their “Expungements for Veterans” campaign.
For the entire month of November 2020, 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. We are willing to do a consult with any veteran charged in state court in North Carolina to help them assess their ability to clean up their criminal record.
In the past we only offered free expunctions if the charges were ultimately dismissed, There are, however, expunctions that can help remove convictions, and this year we are offering those as well.
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.
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 campaign is 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 2020, veterans are encouraged to contact the Minick Law offices in Asheville, Charlotte, Durham, Gastonia, Hendersonville, Jacksonville, Raleigh, Smithfield, Waynesville or 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 veterans 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.