Driving with Expired Registration

If you have had the bad luck of receiving an expired regsitration ticket my advice is DO NOT PAY THE TICKET!  Call an attorney to handle it for you.  If you were pulled over in Wake County your ticket likely tells you that you can plead guilty for court costs of $188 and a fine of $25 for a whopping total of $213.  The Wake County DA's Office rarely prosecutes these cases - frankly they have bigger fish to fry.  This is an offense I can very often get dismissed upon the showing proof that a new registration has been obtained.  My law office can save you the trip to Court and handle this matter on your behalf.  If the case is dismissed you would not need to pay $213 for the fine and court costs.  You would only be out $85 for me to handle the case for you and save you the time and effort plus the long wait to get the matter resolved.

Click this link to see the WRAL News story about dismissals for expired regsitration cases.  The story is titled "DA: Expired tags shouldn't be a criminal offense."

Also note that if you miss your Court appearance a bench warrant will likely be issued for your arrest.  It seems like such a bad use of government resources but there could very well be a warrant out for your arrest if you forget about your court date for expired registration. So don't forget about your court date.  If you do forget about it my law firm can definitely help so you're not arrested for missing an expired tags court date.


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.