Can I Get My DWI Conviction Expunged?

When you are found guilty of driving while impaired, or DWI, the record always stays on your driving record and criminal history report. The presence of this charge can make it difficult, if not impossible, to find a job involving driving or use of heavy machinery.  At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, we know most DWI offenders simply made a mistake and are not criminals or alcoholics.

Until recently, there was nothing you could do about a DWI conviction. Thankfully, a law was passed in North Carolina in 2012 which allows DWI convictions to be expunged for those who meet specific criteria.

The most essential requirement to get a DWI expunged involves time. According to North Carolina law, you must wait 15 years before your charge is eligible for expunction. This is the case with many charges resulting in conviction. Secondly, you must have a clean criminal record. You may not have any other criminal convictions from before or after your DWI. (Minor traffic or speeding tickets will not affect your ability to get an expungement.)

If you think you are eligible to have your DWI conviction expunged, call our office today! At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we can help you determine your eligibility over the phone.

Don’t let an old DWI conviction define who you are on job applications. Call us at (919) 948-7159 for a free consultation today.  The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is located in Wake County North Carolina and handles DWI cases and misdemeanors in Raleigh, NC.


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.