Marijuana charges can carry certain side penalties that are far worse than the jail time or fines the judge may hand out at your trial. What you need to know about the collateral consequences of drug charges.

Most of us know all too well that with a marijuana charge can come a fine, probation or even jail time.  But what you may not know is that if you have been charged with using  marijuana in North Carolina besides the direct penalties you could get, there are also side penalties that attach to such arrests.  In North Carolina those additional consequences can be worse than any actual punishments.  Some of the actions that can be imposed by the state:  You could lose everything from your student loans and welfare benefits to the right to live in public housing.  You could also lose your job or your professional license.

Raleigh defense lawyer, Wiley Nickel is experienced in helping people who have drug related offenses.  He urges anyone with a marijuana charge to find out the full range of possible consequences and to take action.  “When someone has a marijuana charge it is entirely possible for that one charge can seriously injure his or her job prospects for life.”  The Raleigh criminal lawyer can help find the best possible outcome.  Attorney Wiley Nickel has a deep understanding of North Carolina’s laws and the collateral consequences of marijuana charges and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Its bad enough to face the direct consequences of a drug charge but to lose your ability to earn a living or have access to housing makes such a conviction many times worse.  So if you have been arrested on a marijuana or drug charge in North Carolina, be sure to call Wake County defense attorney Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 to help you today.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle drug cases in the Raleigh area.


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.