Raleigh Assault Charges Lawyer

A criminal conviction is a serious matter that requires an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights. Our firm, located in Cary, North Carolina, defends people against misdemeanor and felony charges. We practice in state courts throughout North Carolina. Some of the charges we defend our clients against include:

Violent Crimes

Examples of these crimes include charges of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and disorderly conduct.  Many of our clients are involved in a domestic disturbance and are arrested based simply on the fact that police will usually be forced to arrest someone if there is the smallest sign of a scrape to one of the people involved.

Drug Charges

A drug crime includes a charge for possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, and cultivation of drugs. 

Domestic Violence and Protection Orders

Another major area of our criminal defense practice includes defending people charged with domestic violence. You may face a protection order in a domestic violence case. A restraining order may also prevent you from contacting your spouse, children, or going to your home. If you violate a restraining or protection order, you will face additional criminal charges. We defend people facing accusations of sexual abuse and domestic violence in divorce and custody battles.

Our criminal defense attorney will also counsel people about the expungement process. We help people remove past convictions from their record that hinders their employment, housing, and lifestyle opportunities.

Defend yourself against criminal charges by contacting a criminal lawyer at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.


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.