Misdemeanor Larceny Charge Dismissed

While the First Offender’s Program in Wake County offers first-time offenders a wonderful opportunity to earn a voluntary dismissal of certain misdemeanor charges, there are several other ways an experienced attorney can help you get these charges dismissed.  Just last week, Mary Elizabeth Robertson, a Raleigh attorney with The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC, was able to get a client’s misdemeanor larceny charge dismissed without the client having to enroll in the First Offender’s Program.  In this case a dismissal was the best result possible.

While many lawyers are happy with admission into the first offenders program we are very aggressive in fighting for our clients to avoid this program.  While the first offenders program might be the best result for some clients there at numerous drawbacks including the excessive costs of the program, the fact that a written admission of guilt is part of the deal and the exposure to having a criminal charge on your record if you are convicted of another charge during the program.  You are also only allowed  to do the first offenders program once so it is worthwhile to be aggressive in attempt to avoid the program if possible.

If you or someone you know has been charged with misdemeanor larceny or shoplifting in Wake County, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation with our experienced shoplifting charges lawyers.


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.