Why do I need an attorney for my speeding ticket?

A lot of people try to handle their speeding tickets on their own in North Carolina.  As Abe Lincoln said, "A man who represents himself has a fool for a client."

For a flat fee of $245 (in some cases) we can go to Court on your behalf to handle your Wake County speeding ticket.  That flat fee includes $188 in Court costs and a fine anywhere from $0 to $20 so the actual fee to my office is in the range of only $37 to $57.

You'll be saved the drive downtown, parking costs and the inevitable waiting and waiting in the criminal court system.  What are a few hours of your time worth?

We look at your record to ensure that we're making the right move on your behalf to avoid DMV points and a costly hike in your insurance premium.  Knowing which Judges and which DA's will dismiss or reduce tickets in certain ways is also a big plus to hiring an attorney with lots of experience in the Wake County traffic courts.

Many people who try to handle tickets on their own often request a PJC where one is not necessary and seek a reduction that hurts their DMV record and causes their insurance premiums to rise.  I've seen people representing themselves take a reduction that actually causes them to lose their license for 30 days.

The cons to handling your ticket on your own include losing your drivers license and an increase in your insurance premium of $200 per year for the next three years (at the low end).

Call my office for a free consultation to see how we can help with your speeding ticket in Wake County.

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Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.