Raleigh NC Drug Charges Lawyer

Are you facing drug charges in Wake County?  The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC can help!

In the state of North Carolina, drug offenses are serious business. Thanks in part to mandatory minimum sentences, even a small amount of the wrong substance could land you in jail for a long time. If you stand accused of a drug crime in Raleigh, you need an experienced Wake County criminal defense lawyer that knows how the system works and will provide you with an aggressive defense. Defense Attorney Wiley Nickel will fight hard to ensure that your constitutional rights are protected. If you or someone you love faces drug charges, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC today for a consultation.

Drug Offenses

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC handles drug violations that involve:

-          Drug trafficking

-          Simple possession

-          Possession of drug paraphernalia

-          Possession with intent to sell or deliver

-          Possession of marijuana

-          Felony Drug Possession

Drugs that appear in the charges may include:

-          Meth

-          Cocaine

-          Marijuana

-          Heroin

-          MDMA

-          Hashish

-          Oxycontin

Search and Seizure

The outcome of many Wake County drug cases hinges on the whether the search and seizure of the evidence (i.e. the drugs) was conducted properly by the police. The police or Sheriff’s Office are not allowed to search a person or property without the consent of the person searched, probable cause or a warrant. The drug charges lawyers at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC understand the many issues that surround search and seizure case law. If there is any factor that renders the search invalid, our lawyers will find it. They also negotiate with prosecutors to avoid jail time in favor of probation, drug treatment, or similar programs.


The goal of any drug offense is to handle the case in a way  that can lead to an expungement.  Even if your case is dismissed you still need an expungement to erase the North Carolina criminal records of your offense.  We focus on post-conviction relief and will walk you through the options for an expungement at the onset of your case.

Aggressive Raleigh Defense Lawyers

When you want to focus on the best possible outcome contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and you can reach us at 919-585-1486.  We handle drug charges for Wake County including the cities of Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Holly Springs.


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.