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Lance Christian Williams

DUI and DWI Attorney at Gastonia, NC

5.0   94 reviews

Licensed for 10 years

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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.

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.

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Licensed for 10 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 12/27/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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5940 Monroe Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28212
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Hickory, NC, 28601
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Durham, NC, 27701
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Asheville, NC, 28801
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425 Linda Vista Drive
Hendersonville, NC, 28792
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Jacksonville, NC, 28546
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160 N. Main St. Ste. 11
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Posted by Selma S | September 23, 2013
Great Professionalism! with amazing results.
Some situations in life requires we delegate the handling of a situation to a trustworthy representative. I Sincerely appreciate the professional and caring that Lance Christian Williams has done on my behalf. Honestly I could not find a better Lawyer, with him you can trust to do what is correct practice and procedure. He is there for you any time, and I am satisfied with his diligent .
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Posted by Chris | May 1, 2014
***Kept me a Free Man*****
Lance was recommended to me through a contact at SCRAM . I had already interviewed 5 other Attorney's . His immediate knowledge on ,original phone consultation , impressed me to the point of retaining him at Minnick Law firm . His responsiveness shocked me at great speed of return emails , sometimes within seconds . Even when on family vacation , returning phone calls , within in an hour or so. The clarity of communication was always straight up , whether I would want to know or not . Taking time to know I understood clearly . We stayed in touch for 5 months during my representation needs . At time of court , while quite sick with a cold , He was very professional , very astute and ready to respond to any 'surprise' tactics from the opposing DA . CLEARLY communicated to the Judge my good qualities , repeating politely when necessary. Pointing out my hard earned special documentation's. I have had high quality representation before , and was not pleased with the results . Lance has reaffirmed my belief that there are Attorney's worth the effort to look for . Yes , I will hire him again , when ever I have a legal matter that he handles . Thank you ,,Chris ,,April 30th 2014
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Life Saver
I had the pleasure of working with Lance. I am amazed by the effort he put in on this case and had a 200% better outcome than expected. I was automatically placed at a level 1 due to being pulled over while the kids were in the car along with my spouse at the time, this was back in 2020. I appeared for my court date on 11/23. He made the process smooth as can be and did everything he could to get me the least amount of time etc. Normally Gaston county likes to give up to 4 months of jail time, but this wasn't the case for me. I had a good clean record and driving history, I followed his plan the best I could. I blew a 0.8 and it's unfortunate that the only reason that I was stopped, was because I was driving over the speed limit. Lance provides you with a well-thought-out plan that he requires you to complete, unfortunately, I could not complete the inpatient alcohol services, because I believe if I did I would not have gotten the little time I did receive. I am free to write this post, and not locked up at this time so this should tell you something. He's the best! I know every case is different and every outcome is different, but I want people to know that with the right attorney, such as Lance you are able to possibly keep your job. Just a little background, I have never been in trouble before and this was my 1st DUI and it was an automatic level one. Good driving record, and no criminal history. I followed his plan as well except for being in the inpatient alcoholism program. With this being said, I received 10 days of jail time, which can be done on the weekends and or holidays that I do not have to work, 18 months of supervised probation and I have to wear an alcohol monitor for 28 more days because I wore one for a few months already. This is a blessing for me to be able to continue working and being there for my kids. Everyone makes mistakes and when you have someone by your side as trustworthy and as loyal as Mr. Lance Williams, just know, you are not alone and he will fight for you till the very end. Without the right representation, it could have been WORST!!! Thank you, Mr. Lance Williams, I will continue to bring people that need your services in your direction.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Williams took on my case for DUI in NC and he immediately got into action. He always kept me apprised on the court proceedings, and he had a game plan to tackle the case. The case went exactly as planned and I am very satisfied with the outcome and his service. Legal proceedings are always overwhelming and I am glad I counted on Lance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Amazing Service! Got me out of a speeding violation!
I had a speeding violation in the Gaston County and i did not know how to deal with it since so many lawyers were reaching out to me. I endd up going with Lance and i am so glad that i did. Mia kept me updated the whole time the case was active. They got the violation reduced and i ended up getting no points on my license! I'd definitely recommend them if you got any traffic violation in North Carolina!
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Posted by John | August 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Divorced husband of jealous X-wife
My case was based on my X retaliation for DSS involvement initiated by me and my family and for good reasons. In retaliation she made up a false charge and used this to gain a restraining order and received emergency custody. Problem is there was no truth to her argument so instead of showing evidence she would make herself look like a battered and abused wife to anyone she could. Lance helped to get the restraining order changed and the oral threats charge dismissed. Currently he is working on expungement of dismissed and dropped charges. His legal fees are moderate and he does a good job staying in control of the situation. I would hire him again in the future if I’m ever in a situation requiring criminal defense.
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Posted by Jennifer | May 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
Highly recommend attorney Lance Williams! He was very honest from the beginning by telling us what to expect all throughout the process Abe passed no judgement. In the end our charge was greatly reduced. If not for his knowledge and determination we feel certain there would have been a very different outcome. I hope we never need his services again, but would highly recommend Mr. Williams if you find your self needing a DUI attorney! This mama thanks you!
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Posted by Leslie | March 11, 2021
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Speed violation
Attorney Lance Williams and his assistant Mia Alzagari were efficiently professional and courteous in the handling of our case. We were pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend their services.
Posted by Teresa | March 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved Me Stress and Money!
Minick law firm was extremely helpful in getting my ticket dismissed. They were quick to respond to my questions, and concerns. During a stressful situation a little kindness goes a long way, and they were all very kind, especially Mia. I will be referring to this firm if I know of anyone who has a need. Thank you so much!
Posted by Taracia | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Postal work
I was so lucky to have ran across this lawyer when I was Searching for someone to handle a ticket for me that I had for quite some time ,he was very attentive to all my needs and very professional. I I I I was able to get my Charges Dismissed the best possible outcome for me . I was very pleased with his service and would definitely recommend him to anyone of my friends and family. It’s a five Star’s For me thank you so much again
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Posted by dianne | January 11, 2021
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ticket
I received ticket while working in Charlotte. Since I live 90 miles away, I was pleased to get this resolved
Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever Grateful
I could not be more thankful for Attorney Lance Williams and his paralegal Mia Alzagari. After an unfortunate night, I found myself facing a very serious charge. Naturally, I panicked and began immediately seeking an attorney. After reading some of these very reviews, I settled on Minick Law. I called the firm and spoke with Mia who paired me with Attorney Lance Williams. I was sent a detailed action plan detailing what I needed to do and what to expect. In my uncertain state, this action plan was a lifesaver. As my court date rolled around I was made aware of a few caveats in my case. Additional charges filed from another police department. I was dismayed but Mr. Williams helped me navigate the situation. I could not have made it through without his guidance. On my next court date, Mr. Williams pulled me aside and let me know the court was having issues serving the additional charges and that I would have to be booked again for the third time. At this point, I lost hope and could sense frustration from all parties. After reentering the courtroom, Mr. Williams was brilliantly able to use this frustration to get those charges dismissed and I was ultimately given what I believe to be the best possible outcome. For this reason, I am so grateful for Mr. Williams and am happy to have had him as an attorney.
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Posted by Anisha | November 10, 2020
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Great law office
Lance went to court for me and got my citation reduced so I wouldn’t get any points on my drivers license. Professional and very nice las office. I would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Nick | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and thorough
Mr Williams went above and beyond for me. He was always willing to take my calls/texts, even on weekends, to discuss any of my questions/concerns. I would recommend his office to anyone in need. He is honest and upfront, and he will do his absolute best for you. I will never be able to thank him enough for how hard he and his office worked for me. A++++ service
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Posted by Larry C. | September 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
COULD NOT BE MORE PLEASED!
Mr. Williams is a life saver. I was a life saver. I was facing what I’d consider serious charges and was actually referred to Lance by a well known area attorney who told me I couldn’t go wrong hiring Lance. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Further, he doesn’t over promise and under deliver. He is a straight shooter telling you realistic expectations. His years practicing are only complemented by his past law enforcement experience. Lance worked every angle and got my case, all charges, dismissed. He knows precisely what he is doing to get you the most favorable results. Truly, if you are facing a legal situation and find yourself in need of attorney services you will be well represented by Mr. Williams. He’s very responsive and has a great legal assistant, Ms. Alzagari, who will keep you informed and tell you exactly what information you need to send them. They take care of everything so well. I honestly didn’t know what to expect going through this process, but Lance never let me down. I really can’t say enough great things about Lance Williams. If I could give him a hundred star review I would. Make your first step a smart step and call Lance Williams!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2020
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Case dismissed
I used Lance for FTO on a hit and run misdemanor case from 2015 in mecklenberg county, He responds to every text and kept me updated the whole time. After two days my case was dismissed and I never had to go to court
Posted by Debbie | May 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Many Thanks
Very efficient, professional and helpful. The kindness and caring was phenomenal. A great law office and Mia is the best!!!
Posted by Austin Cole | May 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Top Tier Law Office
Mr. Williams & his team, specifically Mia were the best of the best. Didn’t even take 3days until we go to work & within a matter of a month everything was cleared. I’m never the one to leave a review but I had too this time. I highly recommend this law office!
Posted by Rizwaan | March 9, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Smoothest Experience
Reached out to attorney Lance for a reckless driving charge and he managed to get it down to a small speeding charge. He was very helpful. His office has been very attentive and promptly reached out a couple of days before the hearing and explained the game plan. Being an out of state driver, I was well informed through out the process and never felt left out. I had the smoothest experience ever. Will definitely recommend him.
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Posted by Kevin | February 10, 2020
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Great experience
Prompt and professional. Dealing with Lance was a hassle free process. ...
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 10%-20%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Minick Law, P.C.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Extern
  • Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Deputy Sheriff
  • Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
  • 1997 - 2009
  • Sergeant
  • United States Army
  • 1987 - 2000
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Education

  • NHTSA
  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement
  • 2013
  • Charlotte School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • NHTSA
  • DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2012
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Taylor

Associations

  • Lead Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lawyer Legion
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice, Justice List
  • 2014 - Present
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Legion
  • 2013 - Present
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina
  • 2013 - Present
  • Gaston County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar, IOLTA
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Drunk Driving Defense Rated
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2020
  • Criminal Justice Instructor Certificate
  • State of North Carolina
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Superb Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice 2015
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Rated Drunk Driving Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Updates
  • DWI Practice, overview and updates
  • 2020
  • September Paralegal CLE
  • What is an Expunction?
  • 2016
  • June Paralegal CLE
  • The Reasons and Process for Removing a Charge from Your Criminal Record
  • 2016
  • Paralegal CLE
  • DWI From Arrest to Trial: Recent Updates
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (69)
Endorse Lance
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lance is a highly experienced and zealous advocate for his clients - he examines all aspects of a client's case in order to craft the most effective defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lance is a skilled trial lawyer. I highly recommend him to anyone facing DWI charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Friend
"Lance is a personal friend and a fantastic human being. He and I frequently discuss our cases over lunch, and I greatly value his opinion and experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Lance is an excellent lawyer and I highly recommend his services!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have witnessed Mr. Williams in court on several occasions. He is a skilled trial lawyer who defends his clients phenomenally. He is extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Williams is one of the sharpest, most professional, and outstanding individuals in the courtroom, while at the same time is the most approachable attorney I have ever met. He sincerely cares about his clients cases and is a pleasure to work with. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to legal questions on Avvo are always on the money, helpful and to the point."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance Williams is a very knowledgeable and well prepared DUI & DWI attorney. I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I admire his knowledge and dedication to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. As a fellow DUI law practitioner, I believe in this lawyers fighting spirit and ability."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Other
"An attorney that is great at what he does and knows the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Williams is a highly knowledgeable attorney, as demonstrated by his contributions to the Avvo community, and I would not hesitate to rely on his professional services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Williams is an exceptional attorney who consistently achieves exceptional results for his clients."
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