Traffic Tickets for Young Drivers in Wake County

If you are a young driver under the age of 21 and get a traffic citation in Wake County, you will likely be required to complete a 4-hour driving course in order to get a reduction or PJC for your traffic ticket.  The Wake County District Attorney’s Office has a long-standing policy requiring young drivers to attend this course in order to get a traffic ticket reduced or amended.  Furthermore, most judges will not grant young drivers a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) unless they are presented with a driving school certificate of completion. 

In Wake County, young drivers have 2 driving school options:

Alive at 25 Defensive Driving Course

§  Course type:  Traditional classroom

§  Cost:  $60

§  Information & Registration:

o   Call (919) 719-9800

o   Online at

AAA 4-Hour North Carolina Traffic Safety Course

§  Course type:  Online

§  Cost:  $50

§  Information & Registration:

o   Call (800) 723-1955

o   Online at

§  NOTE:  Some judges and district attorneys no longer accept the online driving course, so we highly recommend you choose the traditional Alive at 25 course!

    If you received a speeding ticket in the Wake County cities of Raleigh, Cary, Apex, garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Zebulon, Fuquay-Varina, Morrisville or Wendell please contact a speeding ticket lawyer with The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary and we offer free consultations for those charged with speeding in Wake County.  The main goal with handling traffic tickets is to ensure that you don't lose your license and to make sure your insurance doesn't go up as a result of the traffic citation.


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.