I Was Charged with DWI, Now What?

After being arrested for DWI you probably feel confused and anxious about what to expect. What should you do next? When can you get your license back?

First, you should contact an attorney. A lawyer can help explain the process and can even help you get a Limited Driving Privilege to help get you back on the road. Often, you will be able to get a Limited Driving Privilege after just 10 days, rather than waiting the full 30 days of your pre-trial civil revocation. 

An attorney will be able to explain the court process to you and the positives and negatives of a trial versus plea. While a plea may seem like the easy way out, if you plead guilty, the DWI will show up on your permanent record and cannot be expunged under North Carolina law. You should have an attorney review your case to consider all possible defenses. 

Remember, you are innocent until proven guilty and the State of North Carolina must prove that you were Driving While Impaired beyond a reasonable doubt. They must satisfy every element of DWI to prove their case! 

The attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel have experience representing clients with DWI charges, and will work diligently to get the best possible outcome for you. If you have any questions about DWI charges, call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a free consultation at 919-585-1486. You can also email Kristi Haddock at Kristi@wileynickel.com or Wiley Nickel at wiley@wileynickel.com.

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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.