What can a Raleigh Traffic Lawyer do for my Traffic Ticket?

Do I Need a Lawyer for a Traffic Ticket?

When you’re stopped for a traffic violation in Raleigh, North Carolina, your first instinct might be to handle it as soon as possible. Some think the easiest way to get your ticket off of your mind is to pay it off immediately.  This can have some serious effects on your driving record! You may have heard from friends and family, or even from a police officer that you should pay your ticket and get it over with. You should not take legal advice from anyone who does not regularly practice traffic law! An attorney who is in your corner and knows your options under North Carolina law will be able to give you advice and accurate information to help you get the best outcome for your ticket.

Common Misconceptions

The most common advice you will get from outside sources is to “just pay your ticket”.  If you do this, you are pleading guilty to a traffic offense!  By paying the ticket, you are giving up your right to the possibility of having your ticket reduced, or in some cases, dismissed.  It is important to know all of the options that are available to you so that you can keep your driving record clean.  The main goal of a traffic lawyer is to preserve your driver’s license status and keep your insurance rates down.  Keep in mind that outside sources such as police officers and even friends and family may think that they are helping you, but their advice may hurt your driving record! 

Is a PJC my Best Option?

You may qualify for a Prayer for Judgment Continued on your driving record and insurance policy but it may not be your best option. A PJC is rarely worthwhile for a first-time offender, or if you have not had many tickets in your driving career. Many traffic tickets can be handled in a way that does not require traffic school and does not use up your PJC in case you should need it for a more serious matter. Call Raleigh Traffic Lawyer Wiley Nickel today to talk about your options for your traffic ticket.

Raleigh Traffic Lawyer Wiley Nickel represents clients in cases involving a variety of traffic offenses:

Speeding Tickets

Improper Equipment Reductions (Non-moving Violation)

Speeding in a School or Work Zone

Reckless Driving or Speeding to Elude Law Enforcement

Passing a Stopped School Bus and other forms of Illegal Passing

Charges involving Racing or Speed Competitions

Hit and Run Offenses/Leaving the Scene of an Accident/Property Damage

Each case is unique, if you have received a traffic ticket in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation.  One of our experienced Raleigh Traffic Lawyers can help determine the best possible outcome for your unique situation.  It is likely that we can appear on your behalf and save you the time and costs of going to court.


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.