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Aggressive Representation from your Smithfield DWI Defense Team.

We give good people the defense plan they need to fight the legal consequences of their charge, and keep their life moving forward.

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How Our Smithfield DUI Lawyers Help

Reduce the Legal Consequences

Criminal charges can result in the loss your job, license, reputation, and even jail.  Know the legal consequences and then work hard to reduce, or erase, them.

Don’t Face the Law Alone

Being charged with a DWI, criminal, or traffic offense and facing the law is intimidating and isolating. Work with a defense team that fights and cares for you.

Get Clarity with the Unknown

Getting charged with a criminal offense and trying to navigate the legal process is often disorienting and overwhelming. Get the answers you want and the plan you need to get your life back on track.

DUI Defense Is What We Do

DUI charges will often leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. With so much uncertainty, it’s hard to see what the future holds after your court date.

Don’t let a DUI ruin the rest of your life.

At Minick Law, P.C., our Smithfield DUI lawyers embrace a simple mission: we want to help.

Our DUI defense team will explain the legal process in clear terms and guide you through every step of your case. We take the time to listen and understand your situation, while keeping you well-informed of developments in your case.

Smithfield, NC DUI Lawyers

At Minick Law, P.C. of Smithfield, not only will you receive legal assistance, but an entire defense team. Our Smithfield DUI attorneys work to provide you with the best possible outcome for your case.

We are proud to serve all Smithfield residents & deliver aggressive legal guidance during this trying time. Our compassionate, client-focused service is second to none.

DWI Defense That Cares and Fights For You

Getting a DWI (driving while impaired) or DUI (driving under the influence) can lead to jail time, court fines, license suspension, high insurance rates, and much more. In North Carolina, DWI/DUI law is one of the most complex areas of criminal law.

Our Smithfield DWI lawyers handle Habitual DWI cases, Felony Driving While Impaired, Federal Driving Under Influence (DUI charged on Federal lands or parkway), and Drug Related Impaired Driving cases (including marijuana DWI charges). At Minick Law, P.C., we fight for you in court, as well as care about you and your well-being.

We will work with you to make sure we get all of the facts and create an action plan to get the best possible results on your case.

Contact Our Smithfield Office

DWI Lawyers of Smithfield, NC

Address: 614 E Market St, Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 583-7744

Cities We Serve: Smithfield, Selma, Kenly, Clayton, Benson
Counties We Serve: Johnston County

Get the defense you need from a Smithfield DUI Lawyer that cares.

Michael Franchi


I represent people who haven’t had their best day. Maybe you were speeding. Maybe you had too much to drink. Maybe you made some mistakes. Whatever the case may be, I’m here to help. I enjoy counseling people through the most stressful times in their life.

avvoNational Trial Law Top 100 Lawyer

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Prior to starting my own firm, I practiced business and estate planning, where I was part of a team that provided legal solutions for businesses and families. I have also completed internships at the Raleigh City Attorneys’ Office, North Carolina Court of Appeals, and Department of Transportation.

J.D., Campbell University School of Law
B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Professional Associations
North Carolina Bar Association
Wake County Bar Association

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