Wake County Hit and Run

In North Carolina, you may be charged with Hit and Run if you fail to take necessary actions after an accident has occurred. When an accident occurs, a person is required by law to give “reasonable assistance to make sure the other person is taken care of if there is an injury,” AND exchange contact information and insurance companies.

A person is guilty if they:

Drive a vehicle involved in a crash that results in:

a. Death of a person;

b. Injury to a person;

c. Total property damage of $1,000.00 or more, OR

d. Property damage in any amount to a vehicle seize pursuant to N.C. Gen Statute 20-28.3


Fail to immediately notify a law enforcement officer by the quickest means of communication.

What Happens Next? 

If a person is found guilty of a hit and run that results in minimal property damage and injury, they are guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor, which is punishable up to 1 year in jail time and fines.

On the other hand, if the hit and run results in serious injury or property damage, the person will be guilty of a class H felony punishable up to 8 months of prison time for first offenders.

The punishment may increase should the driver also be charged with speeding, driving while license revoked, etc.

In these cases, it is critical for you to contact a lawyer to help defend you against these possible penalties; a hit and run charge is not a simple traffic ticket!

Contact Wake County Hit and Run Criminal Defense Lawyer!

If you’ve been charge with a Hit and Run in Wake County, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919) 948-7159 for a free consultation with our experienced attorneys. Our Raleigh lawyers fight hard for the best possible outcome.  Our office is centrally located in Cary, NC.


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.