Raleigh Speeding in a School Zone

Traditionally, speed limits around schools are lowered to protect children and pedestrian crossing during school hours.  The limit will not be below 20 mph and drivers should receive ample notice from preceding signs in the area.  The signs must not only designate the lower speed, but also the time-frame in which the speed is enforced. 

A normal speeding charge in Wake County can normally be reduced with the help of an experienced traffic attorney. However, a speeding ticket in a school zone can be much more difficult to reduce for obvious safety reasons.

At the judge’s discretion, you may be able to get a prayer for judgement continued. In order to get a PJC, most judges will also require community service. The benefit of a PJC as a result of successfully completing community service is that your insurance rates will not increase as a result of your ticket.

If you try to handle this particular type of ticket alone, it is likely that it will result in a conviction. Don’t go it alone! Our experienced traffic attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for a PJC or work on getting you the best outcome possible for your situation. Without an attorney, you’re looking at the possibility of DMV points on your license and an increase in insurance premiums. Save yourself the time, money, and stress and call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919)585-1486.  We handle traffic matters in Wake County including 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.