Speeding tickets paid by mail with higher insurance costs need not be final: Know your rights. It’s not too late to get attorney relief by filing a Motion for Appropriate Relief.

Did you know that if you pay a speeding ticket by mail in North Carolina you will likely also get anywhere from 1 to 4 points attached to your driver’s license which in turn could raise your car insurance premiums by as much as 80 percent?  But you may be able to have those points reduced or removed from your license.  According to North Carolina law, if you have paid your speeding ticket by mail, you have the right to hire a lawyer even after the fact to review your case.  You may be able to hire a lawyer to file a Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR) to re-open your case and fix your ticket.  Most times those points can be removed by having an attorney file a Motion for Appropriate Relief.  This is very important because even one insurance point on your driving record can cause your car insurance premiums to go up by as much as 30 percent a year.  Four insurance points can drive your premiums up by as much as 80 percent.  

Raleigh defense lawyer, Wiley Nickel focuses on helping people who have gotten speeding tickets in Wake County, North Carolina.  “When someone gets a speeding ticket, the court cost alone are expensive but getting insurance points makes it very expensive,”  says Nickel who adds, “The goal should be:  pay the court costs/fine but do not incur insurance points too.”   The Wake County traffic lawyer has a deep understanding of North Carolina’s driving laws and its insurance point system.  By calling speeding ticket lawyer Wiley Nickel you can take a lot of the trauma and expense out of getting a speeding ticket in Raleigh, Cary, Apex and our surrounding cities in Wake County.

The following chart shows the amount of points various traffic violations can add to your record. 

In today’s economy the last thing any of us needs is to pay more money for auto insurance premiums.  So if you have gotten a speeding ticket in or around Raleigh and paid it by mail, be sure to call defense attorney Wiley Nickel to see how a MAR can help lower your insurance premiums.  Even if you made the mistake of paying your ticket by mail it’s not too late to un-do the bad effects of that decision.  Call 919-585-1486 today for a free consultation about your speeding ticket that was mistakenly paid by mail without the advice of a speeding ticket lawyer.   


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.