Kristen Dewar

Kristen Dewar

Minick Law, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets ...
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Kristen has a Honors B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, and a J.D. and Certificate in Criminal Advocacy from Charlotte School of Law. Kristen has a passion for details and trivia - she brings that same passion to each client she zealously represents. Her focus is on criminal defense and traffic law.

Education
Charlotte School of Law
J.D. (2015)
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Certificate in Criminal Advocacy
Honors: Cum Laude, Dean's List, Order of the Crown, Pro Bono Honors
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University of Toronto
B.A. (2008) | Political Science
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International Relations and Public Policy
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Minick Law, P.C.
- Current
Associate Attorney
The Law Office of Marc T. Joyner, PLLC
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Legal Intern
The Law Office of Norman Butler
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Legal Extern
Criminal Justice Clinic, Charlotte School of Law
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Legal Extern
Office of the Public Defender, 6th Judicial District, SC
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Legal Intern
McAlpine PLLC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Trial Briefs: From the Coordinating Editor: Practical Advice About Pretrial Practice
NCAJ
Speaking Engagements
A Guide to Expungements, Charlotte, NC
Mecklenburg County Self-Serve Center
Expunctions - Non-Violent Misdemeanor/Felony Convictions over Age 18, Not Guilty/Responsible and Dismissed Charges
State of the Union: Bar Passage, Charlotte School of Law, Charlotte, NC
BLSA, Charlotte School of Law
Awards
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Order of Service
North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Professional Associations
Mecklenburg County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Immediate Past Chair, Criminal Defense Section
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Board of Governors
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Membership Co-Chair, Women's Caucus
- Current
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Cabarrus County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member
- Current
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Section Chair, Criminal Defense Section
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North Carolina Advocates for Justice
Member, Diversity and Inclusion Committee
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense
Additional Practice Area
  • Expungements
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can I do anything to convince a DA to drop a felony charge to a misdemeanor in NC?
A: You need to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney in the county where this occurred - in fact, I recommend that you do so prior to any meeting with the detective and DA. The meeting itself is probably not the best idea. You will likely be arrested at this meeting. I highly doubt there is anything that you can say to the DA to talk them into only charging you with a misdemeanor. I recommend hiring a local criminal defense attorney immediately, and have them contact the detective and DA to politely cancel the meeting. If you still insist upon going to the meeting, I strongly urge you to bring a criminal defense attorney with you, and let them do all the talking.
Q. Is it legal for an officer to write the same citation for expired registration to two different people for same car
A: Yes, it's legal. A law enforcement officer can issue the driver of a car with an expired registration tag a ticket every time someone is observed operating the car on a public street or highway. It doesn't matter if the driver of the vehicle has already been issued a previous ticket for that traffic violation. Until the registration is renewed, this will likely keep happening. It is important to note that just about any jurisdiction in the state will dismiss an expired registration ticket if you can present them with proof that you've since renewed the car's registration with DMV.
Q. It's been almost 7 years since I received a DUI what do I have to do to get my license back?
A: I recommend ordering a copy of your NC driving record, and setting up a consult with an experienced DWI attorney to review the record and see if you've complied with all of the requirements of your DWI conviction. Typically, to get reinstated after a DWI conviction, you must (1) obtain a DWI assessment from an authorized provider, (2) complete all recommended treatment, and (3) pay a reinstatement fee.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Minick Law, P.C.
Contact & Map
Minick Law, P.C.
145 Union St. S.
Ste. 109
Concord, NC 28025
Telephone: (704) 893-8053
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Minick Law, P.C.
104 E. Main Ave.
Gastonia, NC 28052
Telephone: (704) 312-1515
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Minick Law, P.C.
5940 Monroe Rd., Ste. 203
Charlotte, NC 28212
Telephone: (704) 215-4242
Fax: (828) 212-4300
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed