Being charged in Shelby, 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 DWI / DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law in the State of North Carolina.
At Minick Law, P.C., our Shelby DWI lawyers will guide you through the legal process every step of the way.
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The volume of DWI/DUI charges in Shelby has increased drastically in recent years due in large part to increased efforts to train law enforcement officers to identify and investigate impaired drivers. Arrests for DWI / DUI in Cleveland County (including the City of Shelby) have totaled over 500 in 2011, over 600 in 2012, and over 550 in 2013. The number of DWI / DUI arrests in Shelby for 2014 are expected to exceed 2013 totals.
Recent changes in North Carolina law have made it easier to prosecute DWI / DUI in Shelby and have imposed harsher penalties for those convicted of a North Carolina DWI / DUI. At Minick Law, P.C., our Shelby DWI lawyers have adapted to these changes and are ready to defend your case.
Your Shelby DWI Lawyers
Putting forth the best defense often requires looking at yourcase from the perspective of the Shelby DA. Our Shelby DWI lawyers are a legal team which includes an attorney with 12 years of experience as a police officer.
Our Shelby DWI lawyers are also required to attend the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) 24 hour DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Course, the same training received by many officers that charge DWI in Shelby.
Our Shelby DWI lawyers leave no stone unturned in the search for evidence helpful to your defense, which can include:
- Speaking to the investigating officer
- Obtaining police reports
- Locating and investigating witnesses
- Obtaining photographs of the arrest scene
- Reviewing relevant medical records
- Examining available video evidence (including video from the jail or squad car).
Because Minick Law, P.C. understands that a DWI / DUI charge can disrupt your life, our Shelby DWI lawyers guide you through the legal process and know how to obtain favorable results. Visit our North Carolina DWI Center to find answers to your questions.
At Minick Law, P.C., an attorney will personally meet with you from the very beginning of the attorney-client relationship. We believe that effective DWI / DUI representation cannot be accomplished without excellent client communication. At any time during or after your case, we can meet with you to discuss your DWI / DUI charge. Our Shelby DWI lawyers will keep you apprised of all developments in your case.
“I have dealt with other lawyers in the past and found that the majority of them are very polite at first but after you contract them they become very hard to get a hold of and in some instances downright rude. James Minick, however, was very courteous throughout the entire process of my court case, and I was able to easily get a hold of him to discuss any of my questions or concerns regarding my case.” – Evan Baird – See More Testimonials
Contact One of Our Shelby DWI Lawyers Now
If you have been charged with DWI / DUI in Shelby, your first step should be to CALL our Shelby Office Now at 704-323-8485. Our Shelby DWI lawyers are standing by to speak with you about your case.