Wake County Speeding Ticket Lawyer: How Can We Help?

Wake County is known as one of the strictest counties in the state when it comes to traffic violations, including speeding tickets.  The Wake County District Attorney’s Office speeding ticket policies include:

General Speed Reductions:

·        Speeding tickets of 20 mph or less over the posted limit can usually be reduced to 9 over. 

·        Speeding tickets between 21 and 25 mph over the limit can usually be reduced to 14 over.

·       Speeding tickets between 26 and 29 mph over the limit can sometimes be reduced to 14 or 16 mph over or amended to careless and reckless driving.

Improper Equipment:

·         Speeding tickets which are 20 mph or less over the limit and less than 85 mph can usually be reduced to the non-moving violation of improper equipment if the driver also meets the following criteria:

o   No more than 1 other moving violation in the past 3 years

o   No other improper equipment reductions in the past 3 years

o   No more than 3 moving violations in the past 10 years

No Reduction for High Speeds:

·         If you are cited for speeding 30 mph or more over the posted limited OR in excess of 90 mph, the district attorney will generally NOT reduce the ticket to a lower speed.  However, we can help in negotiating an amendment of the charge to careless and reckless driving, which usually prevents any mandatory license suspensions associated with high speeding convictions.     

Driving School Required for All Young Drivers:

·         Young drivers under 21 years old must complete a 4 hour defensive driving course before a speeding ticket will be reduced.

Due to the Wake County District Attorney’s Office strict policies surrounding traffic violations, it’s important to find a lawyer familiar with the local rules, prosecutors, and judges.  If you have a speeding ticket or other traffic violation in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Wake County speeding ticket lawyers.


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.