New Policy for Dismissal of Certain DWLR Offenses in Wake County

Last week, the Wake County DA’s Office announced a new policy for disposing of certain Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) offenses.  North Carolina law now distinguishes DWI related revocations (a Class 1 misdemeanor) and non-DWI related revocations (a Class 3 misdemeanor).  This new policy only applies to the Class 3 misdemeanor DWLR resulting from failure to appear (FTA) and/or failure to pay fine (FTC).

For close to 20 years, Wake County North Carolina has been known as having some of the strictest policies in the state when it comes to traffic violations for driving on a suspended license.  For many this led to the possibility of being arrested and jailed for failing to pay a ticket and then unknowingly driving on a revoked license

Under the new policy, the State will take a dismissal of non-impaired Class 3 DWLR offenses in certain circumstances.  A dismissal means that your insurance won’t go up and you’ll get to keep your license.  For many people this just means fixing the problems that led to the suspension in the first place.

If you’ve been charged with DWLR in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  One of our experienced Raleigh DWLR lawyers will explain whether you have a chance to have your Wake County DWLR charge dismissed and how we can help get you back on the road.



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.