Legal Challenges for Cleveland Brown’s Wide Receiver Josh Gordon

July 6, 2014

Following his arrest on Saturday morning for driving while impaired (DWI) in Raleigh, NC, what are the legal challenges Josh Gordon is facing today?

Raleigh, NC defense attorney Wiley Nickel says, Wake County where Gordon was arrested is one of the toughest on such arrests in the state.  “It is unlikely that Gordon would have to do more than community service if he pleads guilty or is found guilty.”

Following is a list of related topics Nickel is prepared to talk about with reporters:

1. What Happens Next for Josh Gordon's Raleigh, NC DWI case?

2. What is the maximum punishment for his DWI?  60 days in jail and a $200 fine.  Though this is incredibly unlikely!

3. What is the likely punishment if he pleads guilty or is found guilty?  24 hours of community service.

4. What are the possible legal defenses available to him with a very low 0.09 BAC?

5. How does DWI law work in North Carolina?

6. Is the Wake County District Attorney tough on DWI cases? One of the toughest in the state.

For the next steps and a complete legal analysis of Raleigh, NC DWI laws and the possible legal implications for Josh Gordon, DWI lawyer, Wiley Nickel is available for comment. 

About DWI Attorney Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel is a DWI defense attorney from Raleigh, North Carolina.  He is a former California prosecutor and handled DWI prosecutions as a Deputy District Attorney.  The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is a Raleigh based criminal defense law firm and focuses on DWI defense.  Wiley is licensed to practice law in California and North Carolina.


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.