Shoplifting Charges in Raleigh NC

Shoplifting/Concealment in Wake County

We routinely represent both kids and adults charged with shoplifting.  For many this is the first time they have had to attend Court. In North Carolina those 16 years of age and older are charged as an adult for criminal purposes. Because it’s an adult crime the charges do not get cleared when those who are 16 and 17 turn 18. Any charges after age 16 will be on your record for life unless it is erased through the expungement process. Don’t let a mistake at a young age ruin your chances to get your dream job, our Wake County shoplifting lawyers can help walk you through the process to fight these charges.

If you are an adult charged we understand you may be ashamed or embarrassed to talk to anyone. Any call to our office is confidential and protected by attorney-client privilege. We will listen to you and perhaps even help you avoid the usual preliminary Court appearance. Whether you were falsely accused or suffered a lapse in judgment let us help you escape a potentially life changing event.  The goal for most clients is a dismissal and then a North Carolina expungement.

First time offenders of any age are often eligible for community service in exchange for a dismissal. This is an opportunity wasted by too many who attend Court unrepresented and leave with a criminal record. Don't let this happen to you. Call Raleigh Larceny Lawyer Wiley Nickel to find out how we can help fight for a dismissal of your charge or enter into a community service deal for a dismissal.

You may receive a Civil Demand letter from an out of state lawyer on behalf of retailers like Walmart, Target, Belk or Kohl's demanding $150.00 as a Civil penalty pursuant to NCGS 1-538.2.  This is a totally separate civil case and not part of the criminal case.  We can explain how it is different and explain the process to deal with the civil demand letter.

If you were charged with Larceny, Shoplifting or Concealment in Wake County or Durham County, NC contact Attorney Wiley Nickel or Attorney Kristi Haddock at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.


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.