Raleigh, NC Marijuana Possession Law Firm

Don’t Let a Small Mistake Ruin Your Future

If you are caught with possession of marijuana, it can affect your ability to land a job, get into school, and more.  Prosecutors in North Carolina aggressively seek convictions in drug cases. If you face drug charges, you need a strong criminal defense attorney.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel is an experienced and dedicated criminal defense law firm. We tenaciously defend our clients at every stage of the legal process. We will defend your rights.

North Carolina Marijuana Possession Lawyers

While most marijuana possession charges are misdemeanor charges, they can have serious consequences.

Marijuana is a Schedule VI controlled substance under North Carolina law. According to N.C.G.S. §90-95(d)(4), possession of up to ½ ounce is a Class 3 misdemeanor; possession of ½ ounce to 1 ½ ounces is a Class 1 misdemeanor. Any amount above that is a felony. If you have prior marijuana possession convictions, you can be punished at higher levels. Refer to this sentencing page to learn more.

While these cases may seem pretty simple, we often see cases where officers charge several people with the possession of one joint, or one small baggie of marijuana. That can often create doubt about who actually possessed the drugs. Additionally, we will assess your case to determine if there is a solid legal argument to suppress evidence against for a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights to protect your record.

At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC most of our clients charged with marijuana possession ultimately get dismissals. Our team of criminal defense attorneys will use our knowledge and expertise to fight for you.

Don’t take chances – you need experience and skill on your side. Everyone makes mistakes. An effective lawyer at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, will help you so your mistakes involving marijuana or drug possession don’t ruin your life and your future.

We focus on Wake County and know the ins and outs of the various police departments in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville and the other places in Wake County.

Expunge Your Marijuana Arrest Record

We will walk you through the process to have your charges expunged.  Even if your case is dismissed a record still remains forever unless it is expunged.  The first step is to get your case dismissed and the next step is to erase the public records of your arrest or citation and dismissal.

Contact Our Raleigh Marijuana Possession Attorneys

We represent marijuana clients throughout Wake County, North Carolina.  Our office is centrally located in Cary. To meet with us, call at 919-585-1486.  Or, contact us online here.


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.