DUI / DWI Lawyers

Our DUI / DWI lawyers fight and care for you. 

How We Help

NC DUI / DWI Lawyers

Devastated. That is the feeling a driving while impaired (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) arrest brings to your life.

We are here to help you get your life back on track and get you the information you need to make the right decisions about moving forward with your case.  

Consequences of a DWI

Effectively navigating a DWI charge and its consequences begins with planning.

During our initial consultation we want to learn about the details of your case and the impact the DWI is having on your life, so that we can provide sound advice on your next steps.

The consequences of a DWI can include 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 DWI/DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.

In addition to handling misdemeanor DWI charges, we handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), Cherokee Tribal Court DWI, and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges).

Our Approach

In order to prepare a thorough defense to your DWI charge, it is important to know how police officers and district attorneys investigate and prosecute DWI cases.

Our DWI attorneys are required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) course on DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. This is a three day (24 hours) course taught to police officers when they are being trained in charging DWIs.

We regularly attend conferences and training related to North Carolina’s DWI laws.

Our Defense Process

Success begins with preparation.

Effectively navigating a DWI charge and its consequences begins with planning. During our initial consultation we want to learn about the details of your arrest and the impact the DWI charge is having on your life, so that we can provide sound legal advice on your next steps.

We will work together to create a detailed Action Plan on your case. This Action Plan will give you a to do list and explain how we plan to proceed as your attorney.

Getting the best result on your case means having the best information when making important decisions. We want to be the information hub when it comes to answering questions about the courtroom, driving, and life consequences of your DWI charge.

 

  • Action Plan – developing a personalized Action Plan to prepare for all Court dates
  • Driving Privileges – obtaining / reinstating driving privileges and driver’s licenses
  • Navigating Consequences – advising how to navigate the numerous non-criminal consequences of DWI
  • Investigating – speaking to the investigating officer
  • Reports – obtaining police reports
  • Witnesses – locating and investigating witnesses
  • Medical Records – reviewing relevant medical records
  • Video Evidence – examining available video evidence
  • Photographs – obtaining photographs of the arrest scene
  • Attorney Perspective – putting forth the best defense often requires looking at your case from the perspective of the police and the District Attorney.
  • Valuable Resources – connecting our clients with valuable resources in the community, like: alcohol assessors, inpatient substance abuse treatment, ignition interlock providers, counseling services, community services opportunities, and insurance providers
  • Attorney Education – requiring our DWI lawyers to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course. This is the same training received by many officers that charge DWI.

"The only one that made me feel important... the only one that made me feel like I was doing the right thing."

Watch the video and listen to Aileen Pearlman share her experience with Minick Law.

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.

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