DMV Hearing Lawyers

Our DMV Hearing lawyers fight and care for you. 

How We Help

For most of us, the ability to drive is not optional, it is necessary.

When facing a license revocation (or trying to have your driver’s license reinstated) the final decision of a Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Hearing Officer can be life changing.

When your driver’s license is hanging in the balance, get an experienced advocate on your side who knows the laws and procedure of a DMV Hearing.

DMV Refusal Hearing

DMV Refusal Hearing Lawyers

A refusal occurs when an individual charged with an implied consent offense (typically a DWI) refuses to perform a blood or breath test requested by a law enforcement officer.

A willful refusal could cause your driver’s license to be revoked for one year. At the refusal hearing, a DMV Hearing Officer will determine whether you willful refused chemical testing in addition to a few other very narrow legal issues. The hearing officer’s decision to revoke your license will be based on these issues.

To appeal a driver’s license suspension based on a willful refusal, a driver must timely file his intent to contest this suspension. Often the windows of opportunity to appeal a refusal suspension are brief and it is important to discuss these issues as soon as a charge has been filed.

DMV Ignition Interlock

DMV Ignition Interlock

Many driver’s convicted of a DWI in North Carolina are now required to have an ignition interlock device installed on a vehicle.

These devices are typically calibrated to either a .00 or a .04 depending on the circumstances of the charge/conviction. When a positive reading is given above the set limit for the ignition interlock device, a copy of that failure to comply with the device may be sent to the DMV and the DMV may issue a revocation for the positive blow.

Many individuals have the opportunity to request a DMV Hearing to show that they in fact did not violate their alcohol restrictions. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after a violation has been reported so that any helpful evidence in contesting the results sent to the DMV can be preserved and documented.

Our Approach

We listen.

During our initial conversation with you we will get information about the circumstances of your charge and about your driving record or driving history.

We inform.

Once we have these details we can explain the potential court, license and insurance consequences you are facing.

We plan.

We will then create a detailed plan of action for your case to make sure that your traffic ticket is resolved in the appropriate manner. Our mission is to produce the best possible outcome on your traffic ticket.

1,000+ Cases We've Handled

Office Locations in NC

Attorneys on the Team

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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

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

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 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

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