Assault and Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Cary, North Carolina

Accused of Domestic Abuse in Wake County North Carolina?

If you have been accused of domestic violence or a 50-B protective restraining order has been filed against you, you need an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A former Prosecutor with experience handling Domestic Violence cases

Attorney Wiley Nickel, is a former prosecutor who fights hard for his clients and is an aggressive criminal defense attorney. He offers practical advice and vigorous defense to clients accused of violating provisions of North Carolina's assault and domestic violence laws.

Experience Representing Men in Domestic Violence Cases

Criminal Defense Lawyer Wiley Nickel has extensive experience in representing men in domestic violence cases. In many cases the man is charged with the offense. However, simply because you are a man does not mean you are the aggressor. In many situations the hands of he police are tied when called to a hoe and someone mist be charged with Assault.  Wiley Nickel will advocate for your rights and be sure that you are given fair and competent representation.

Contact our domestic violence defense lawyer for a free consultation. Call our Cary law office at 919-585-1486 or e-mail us. Protect your rights and your relationships with family members.

Representing Women Charged with Domestic Violence.

Alternatively, sometimes women are charged with Domestic Violence either in a criminal setting or in a civil 50B setting. After being assaulted, they are twice victimized when the assailant makes sure he is the first to get to the police or magistrate to file charges.

Attorney Wiley Nickel has represented women defendants in these matters, advocating that the charges were fabricated or presenting issues of self-defense or defense of third parties.

Consequences of 50-B Protection Order

If you violate any of the provisions of a 50-B protective order, you may be arrested and jailed. You may be held in jail without bond in a domestic violence case for many hours until the judge decides to hear your matter. You may lose your vehicle, be prevented from seeing your children, living in your home or moving freely through your community. An experienced attorney knows how to negotiate a client's timely release and the most favorable resolution of a 50-B proceeding.

If the client is an alien and not a United States citizen, they face a risk of deportation as the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) considers even the most minor of these offenses to be a "crime of moral turpitude."

Domestic Violence Crimes and Possible Defenses

Attorney Wiley Nickel is prepared to defend the following criminal and civil charges:

Physical violence and domestic assault
Spousal abuse
Assault on a female
Sexual abuse
Communicating threats and Harassing Phone Calls
Criminal trespass

The District Attorneys' office vigorously prosecutes domestic violence charges.  Defense attorney Nickel will consider all possible defenses, including issues of:

Defense of Property
Whether a charge of physical violence and assault was actually reasonable contact
Was a perceived threat just harmless "letting off steam"?
If the Accuser Does Not Come to Court or Will Not Prosecute

Even if you think that the accuser will not want to press charges, or will not be coming to court, you will still need representation by a good criminal law attorney. The Wake County District Attorney will often try to prosecute these cases even without the "victim" coming to court. The District Attorneys' Office generally prohibits allowing the victim to drop charges even if he or she wants to.

What If the Police Want to Talk to Me?

Law enforcement will frequently try to convince, or even coerce, you into giving a statement by making false promises of favorable treatment. But whatever benefit you get from talking to the police is far outweighed by the damage you will do to your case. The most important thing to remember if confronted by law enforcement is to say and do nothing until hiring a defense attorney to protect your rights.

Accused of Domestic Abuse? Contact Us regarding Wake County cases.

When your case is important to you...
When experience counts...
Call 919-585-1486 or e-mail our Cary office to schedule a consultation about defense against charges of domestic violence or child abuse.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney

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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.