Another Not Guilty Verdict for The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel

This week we had another not-guilty verdict in Wake County.  This case involved a larceny charge from Wal Mart in Cary.  After a trial in District Court our client was found not guilty.  The State of North Carolina needs to prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt and was unable to do so in this case. 

Generally we see a lot of Wal Mart larceny or shoplifting cases that should never have been charged in the first place.  Wal Mart has very new and inexperienced loss prevention officers and they often make mistakes and charge innocent shoppers with larceny or concealment.  Wal Mart is more aggressive than any other big chain retailer in going after people suspected of shoplifting.  We see a lot of mistakes made in these cases and often innocent wal mart shoppers are charged with a criminal offense.

If you are charged with larceny or shoplifting from Wal Mart in the Wake County or Raleigh area contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel to speak with a larceny attorney or shoplifting lawyer for a free consultation.  Generally you will need to try your case in Wake County as the DA is unlikely to dismiss a larceny charge.  Our larceny lawyers enjoy trying cases and belive that an aggressive defense is often the best offense.  You can reach larceny attorney Wiley Nickel directly at for a free consultation about your case.  Our office is convenientlylocated in Cary, NC by the I-40 at Harrison and Weston Parkway.  We also handle expungement petitions and can explain the process to remove a bogus larceny or shoplifting charge after the matter is disposed.


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.