Criminal Defense

Winston-Salem Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or a loved one is facing a criminal law charge, you need a lawyer who will provide immediate case-specific advice and practical legal representation during this stressful and frightening time in your life. The Law Office of Terrence S. Hines will fight aggressively to protect your freedom and your future. We offer the highest level of criminal defense representation to individuals in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the surrounding communities.

We explain how the law applies to a client’s specific situation and give the client a realistic evaluation of what he or she can reasonably expect to achieve. Attorney Hines informs clients of the worst-case scenario, but always works diligently for the optimal outcome in each case.

Our office provides committed, aggressive criminal defense to clients accused of state charges, including the following misdemeanor and felony violations:

Assault and violent crimes: We provide committed defense for individuals charged with assault and battery, domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, intent to inflict serious injury and other violent offenses.

Drug charges: We represent individuals charged with state and federal drug crimes such as drug trafficking, drug manufacturing, drug possession, possession with intent to distribute, prescription drug fraud and maintaining a dwelling to store controlled substances.

Juvenile crimes: We represent juveniles in criminal cases and work to have the crime expunged from their record when they turn 18.

Larceny: We represent individuals accused of misdemeanor larceny charges, including stealing a motor vehicle.

Probation violations: We fight for alternatives to jail time on behalf of individuals who have violated the conditions of their probation.

Theft: We represent individuals under investigation or those who have been charged with breaking and entering, shoplifting, mugging, retail theft and consumer crimes.

Weapons charges: We represent individuals charged with weapons violations involving guns, knives, brass knuckles and other dangerous items used to intimidate or harm another individual.

Attorney Terry Hines is a former prosecutor with the United States Army’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. That experience gives him a unique insight into the trial tactics used by the other side and helps him better understand what is necessary to prove a case. Attorney Hines will listen to you carefully and be honest with you about what to expect. He will not be out-worked, and he will not close your case until he has done everything he can for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation with a dedicated, aggressive criminal defense attorney, call us at 336-724-9733 or click here to complete a contact form.

DWI Defense

Winston-Salem DWI Defense Attorney

In North Carolina, a Driving While Impaired (DWI) charge is a serious matter. Without an effective defense, you could be facing serious penalties and consequences. At the Law Office of Terrence S. Hines in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, we apply our extensive knowledge of the law to the unique circumstances of a client’s case in order to develop the most effective defense strategies on his or her behalf.

Committed to Protecting Your Best Interests

We will listen carefully to your story, ask you questions, and evaluate the specific facts of your case from the initial traffic stop onward. Drunk driving cases require quick action. Contact us today to discuss your unique situation with an attentive, committed DWI defense lawyer in a free initial consultation.

Many individuals who are stopped by police officers are not aware that they are not legally compelled to submit to a field sobriety test. The police officers are in a position to identify any little mistake you make in order to charge you with a DWI. You have rights. We will provide you with a thorough explanation of those rights and help you protect them.

We get to know our clients. We take the time to listen to their needs and concerns and fully explain their legal options. We will discuss the circumstances of your drunk driving charge in the context of your life. By getting to know our clients’ background, we are able to advocate more effectively for their best interests.

Serious Penalties

A Driving While Impaired (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction has penalties that could have a serious impact on your life. License suspension, jail time, probation, fines, increased insurance costs, and even loss of employment are all potential consequences of a DWI.

In North Carolina, when an individual has been charged with DWI, his or her license is automatically suspended for 30 days. After 10 days, an individual may be able to regain limited driving privileges for the final 20 days of the 30-day period. After 30 days, individuals can pay a fee for license reinstatement until the case is resolved. However, if you are found guilty, especially if this is not your first offense, you have the potential to lose your driver’s license for an extended period of time. You need a committed advocate who will aggressively defend you throughout every stage of the process. We can help.

Experienced as a Prosecutor in the U.S. Army

Attorney Terry Hines has experience on both sides of DWI cases, allowing him a unique insight into how to effectively defend his clients’ interests and rights against the prosecution.

To schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Hines, call us at 336-724-9733 or click here to complete a contact form. We will act immediately to ensure you receive the defense you deserve.

Traffic Violations/Speeding Tickets

Winston-Salem Criminal Defense Attorney for Speeding Tickets

A speeding ticket or other traffic violation may seem minor, but depending on your speed and record of past charges, you could face heavy fines, higher insurance premiums, license revocation and possible jail time for a speeding offense. If illegal drugs or weapons were found during the stop, you could face serious criminal consequences. You need an attorney who cares about the outcome of your case.

At the Law Office of Terrence S. Hines, we truly care about our clients and listen to the entire story before making any legal decisions. We know that every case is different. We will conduct a thorough interview with you to learn about your unique situation so that we can prepare the best defense on your behalf.

Contact our office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney in a free initial consultation.

Paying the Ticket is Pleading Guilty

Paying your speeding ticket is pleading guilty. What may seem like a minor traffic violation, however, could cause problems with future schools or jobs. Attorney Hines may be able to negotiate a plea to amend the charge to a non-moving violation or get the charge dismissed altogether.

As a former prosecutor in the U.S. Army, Attorney Hines knows what evidence is necessary to make a case against you. He uses this insight to provide a solid defense that addresses your specific needs.

Under his guidance, we examine the traffic stop to determine whether there are grounds to contest a speeding ticket. Attorney Hines also inspects the police report to determine if the police followed proper procedures. If your license was revoked, we can file for license restoration.

If you have received a traffic ticket for speeding or you were stopped for other traffic violations, contact us before you pay the ticket. Attorney Hines will work to minimize the damage to your driving record, keep your auto insurance rates from increasing, and keep you out of jail.

To schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Hines, call us at 336-724-9733 or click here to complete a contact form.

Personal Injury

Winston-Salem Personal Injury Attorney

If you have suffered physical or emotional injuries due to another individual’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct, you are entitled to compensation. While no one can put your life back the way it was, the Law Office of Terrence S. Hines will help you seek compensation for every aspect of your loss, including medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering and other damages.

We provide proactive and practical legal representation for people who have suffered injuries in a variety of accidents, including:

  • Automobile and semi truck accidents
  • Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
  • Boating accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip or trip and fall accidents
  • Dangerous or defective consumer products
  • Injuries caused by dogs or other animals

In this crowded, hectic and corner-cutting world, no matter how careful you are, the odds are still great that you or someone you love will be injured in an accident caused by another person’s carelessness. And what happens after the accident can often be as exasperating as your injury.

You do not have to bear the weight of the personal injury claims process alone. Attorney Terry Hines will consider all of the issues for you – medical bills, lost wages, insurance coverage issues, health insurance subrogation, policy stacking, medical payment benefits, and more. Attorney Hines cares about the people he represents and he aggressively and vigorously works to achieve the best results for his clients.

The Law Office of Terrence S. Hines is well-equipped to serve the needs of personal injury victims. We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe no fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who will seek fair compensation for your injuries, call us at 336-724-9733 or click here to complete a contact form.

Medical Malpractice

Winston-Salem Medical Malpractice Attorney

If you have suffered an injury or illness due to careless, unprofessional, or incompetent treatment at the hands of a doctor, nurse, hospital, clinic, laboratory, or other medical provider, the complexities of both the medical questions and the legal rules involved require that you hire a lawyer experienced in medical malpractice matters. The Law Office of Terrence S. Hines understands how the medical malpractice claims process works from beginning to end. We provide prompt case-specific advice to help clients recover physically and financially.

Medical negligence can result in serious personal injury and/or death. Some examples of medical negligence include:

  • Failing to diagnose a serious disease or illness
  • Providing improper treatment
  • Surgical errors
  • Hospital errors
  • Birth injuries
  • Prescribing the wrong medication
  • Failing to comply with established procedures

If you believe that you have been injured because of medical negligence, we will help you determine if you have a case and how to best proceed if you do. We will thoroughly investigate your claim, collect all of the facts and build the strongest case possible to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve.

The Law Office of Terrence S. Hines has the experience, skill and compassion to effectively represent you and hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm they cause. We handle all medical negligence cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you will owe no fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.

To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney who will seek fair compensation for your injuries, call us at 336-724-9733 or click here to complete a contact form.

The Law Office of Terrence S. Hines, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, provides prompt, practical and cost effective legal services to clients in traffic and criminal law, and personal injury and medical malpractice matters. Attorney Terry Hines handles cases in North Carolina counties such as Forsyth, Guilford, Davidson, Davie, Stokes, Surry, Wilkes and Yadkin, including the communities of Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Lexington, Advance, Mocksville, Danbury, Dobson, Wilkesboro, and Yadkinville, NC. Attorney Hines also handles personal injury and medical malpractice matters in several counties in eastern North Carolina, including the cities of Jacksonville, Wilmington, New Bern, Greenville, and Fayetteville.

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

Contact Details

Phone: (336) 724-9733
Fax: (336) 724-9742
Email: Terry@TerryHinesLaw.com

Contact Details

Phone: (336) 724-9733
Fax: (336) 724-9742
Email: Terry@TerryHinesLaw.com


Office Location:

301 N Main Street, Suite 805
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
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