Hickory DUI Lawyers

Focused DUI Defense from our Hickory DUI Lawyers

Work With A DUI Defense Team

At Minick Law, P.C., you don’t just hire an attorney. You hire an aggressive defense team. Our Hickory DUI lawyers are ready to help you prepare your DUI case for the best possible outcome.

Being charged in Hickory, North Carolina 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. These issues are magnified by the fact that DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.

We understand that receiving a DUI charge leaves you with a number of questions. That’s why our Hickory DUI lawyers will guide you through the legal process every step of the way.

highly recommend this law firm

I spoke with Mr. James K. Minick with regards to helping me get my driver's license reinstated. He was very respectful, upfront and honest with me. He basically saved me $2K or possibly more by being honest. Most attorneys would have their hand out wanting money and giving false hope. I truly appreciate Mr. Minick. I would highly recommend this law firm for any service that they offer.

Greg Grindstaff

truly cares about his clients

Mr. Minick is an excellent DWI attorney who analyzes every aspect of the law to help fight your case. He truly cares about his clients and is prompt in his communication. If you have been charged with DWI, hire Mr. Minick--he's the best around.

Josh Valentine

always available...very organized

Strongly Recommend Attorney Minick & Minick law! He was an incredible asset during a very stressful time (DUI). Minick was always available to answer questions and very organized so I was in the know every step of the way. I can't speak highly enough of his representation and encourage anyone facing a DUI or otherwise to give Minick Law a call, you won't regret it (even if you regret whatever may be bringing you to his office!).

James Easter

wonderful experience

I had a wonderful experience with the staff at Minick Law, and was pleased with the work that James Minick himself did on my behalf. He not only worked before and during my case, but helped guide and assist me two years afterwards. He's a good man, but also highly intelligent and he knows how the legal system works.

Jessica Allison


Attorney Minick and his staff are professional, knowledgeable, courteous, and efficient. All questions were answered in a timely, respectful, and friendly manner. The firm's attorneys are devoted and their areas of expertise are far-ranging. This firm is top-notch!

William Riddle

knows how to get the job done!

This Law Firm really knows how to get the job done! What a wonderful and pleasant experience knowing and trusting that they would help me out in my time of need. All the attorney's here are very professional and easy to deal with. I highly recommend The Minick Law Firm for any of your needs. Thank you!

Patrick Cusack

best described as excellent

My experience with Minick Law can be best described as excellent. I received optimum results in my case with much attentiveness to my questions and concerns. From my attorney...to the office staff, I can only say thank you, and job well done!

Kelly Amundsen

exceeds the expectations of a law firm

Minick Law exceeds the expectations of a law firm and demonstrates many outstanding professional qualities. Of these qualities, three really stand out: high level expertise, honesty, and excellent communication. Thank you all for your superior work!

Eric Reitzel

highly recommend

The manner with which [Minick Law] handled our situation was very professional. They saw that all questions were answered and we were at ease with what would occur. I would highly recommend Minick Law Group to anyone needing their services.

Jill Varney

The testimonials and endorsements listed do not reflect all of the feedback the firm has received. Each case is unique and must be evaluated on its individual merits. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

Aggressive Hickory, NC DUI Lawyers

Putting forth the best defense often requires looking at your case from the perspective of the Hickory DA. Our Hickory DUI lawyers leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence helpful to your defense.

Attorney Lance Williams is more than just a proficient lawyer and graduate of Charlotte School of Law; he also spent twelve years as Deputy Sheriff in Harvey, LA before he entered law school. His experience in law enforcement gives him a unique vantage point on the processes law enforcement officers use and the mistakes they are prone to make.

Our Hickory DUI lawyers are also required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course, the same training received by many officers that charge DWI in Hickory.

DUI Defense That Fights Aggressively For You

At Minick Law, we help individuals charged with DWI by:

  • Developing a personalized Action Plan to prepare for all Court dates
  • Obtaining / reinstating driving privileges and driver’s licenses
  • Advising clients on how to navigate the numerous non-criminal consequences of DWI
  • Connecting our clients with valuable resources in the community, including: alcohol assessors, impatient substance abuse treatment, ignition interlock providers, counseling services, community services opportunities, and insurance providers.

Your Hickory DUI lawyer will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DUI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent communication.

At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DUI charge, and we will keep you apprised of all developments in your case, keeping you in the loop. Our office is conveniently located just south of Lenoir-Rhyne University.

Your Hickory DUI Defense Team

Lance Williams

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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Lance 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.

He is a graduate of the Charlotte School of Law  in Charlotte, NC. During law school, Lance interned at the Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office.

He 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..

Charlotte School of Law

Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office

Our Staff

Our Staff


Here at Minick Law, P.C. we truly believe that it takes a team to give you the defense you deserve.

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Minick Law, P.C. of Hickory

Address: 520 8th St NE, Hickory, NC 28601
Phone: (828) 237-4242
Fax: (828) 212-4300

Cities We Serve: Hickory, Morganton, and Statesville.

Counties We Serve: Burke, Catawba, and Iredell.


From the North

Head southwest on I-77 S. Take exit 51B to merge onto I-40 W toward Hickory. Take exit 125 toward Hickory. Turn right onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE; then, turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the South

(You may want to check whether our Gastonia DUI Lawyers are more conveniently located for you!)

Head north on I-26 W. Take exist 19B for I-85 N toward Spartanburg. Merge onto I-85BL N and use any lane to merge onto I-85 N toward Charlotte. Take exit 17 for US-321 toward Gastonia/Lincolton. Turn left onto US-321 N/N Chester St (signs for Dallas/Lincolton/Gastonia Col). Take exit 42 to merge onto NC-127 N.

Continue on NC-127 N and then take a right onto 1st Ave NE and then a left onto Main Ave NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the East

Head northwest on NC-16 N/Brookshire Blvd. Stay on NC-16 until you see signs for I-40 W; then, merge onto I-40 W and take exit 125 toward Hickory.

Turn right onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE. Turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!

From the West

Head northeast on I-40 E. Take exit 125 toward Hickory/Lenoir Rhyne College. Turn left onto Lenoir Rhyne Blvd SE (signs for Lenoir Rhyne Col/Downtown). Turn left onto 7th Ave NE. Turn left onto 8th St NE.

Look for the large brick building. Our Hickory DWI lawyers look forward to meeting you!


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