Widespread Panic Concert Arrests by North Carolina ALE Officers at Walnut Creek Amphitheater this weekend.

The North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch (ALE) has stepped up their efforts for finding underage drinking and drugs at North Carolina concerts.  They made a massive amount of drug and alcohol related arrests at the Widespread Panic concert this weekend on April 30, 2016.  They arrested people for alcohol and drugs in the parking lot and inside the Walnut Creek Amphitheater venue itself.

Huge Volume of Arrests at Widespread Panic Concert

The level of arrests we are seeing through new mug shots on-line and numerous calls to our office tell us that they have stepped up their efforts at making drug and alcohol arrests at concerts where they believe such activity is present.  Increased ALE officers and funding has been a priority for the Pat McCrory Administration and it looks like they have doubled down on enforcement.  It’s a bit sad that when North Carolina finally gets a big act like Widespread Panic that won’t boycott North Carolina because of HB2 the police show up to make a huge amount of arrests.

Call Raleigh Drug Crimes Lawyer Wiley Nickel Today

If you were charged with drug possession or underage alcohol possession at the Widespread Panis concert contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation about your criminal charge.  The goal with most first offender drug charges is a dismissal and then an expungement.  We handle drug related criminal cases in Wake County, North Carolina and can be reached at 919-585-1486.  You can also email Raleigh Defense Attorney Wiley Nickel directly at wiley@wileynickel.com.


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.