Are You Headed Off to College this Fall? Let Us Help You Stay Out of Trouble

Every year freshmen head off to college, and with their new found independence many end up in trouble for the first time.  Here locally, students at NC State University often receive citations for drinking, or drug use in their dorm rooms.

Student dormitories may be searched without a warrant!

Your Resident Assistant (RA) may call campus police to your dorm if they see, hear, or suspect drinking or drug use. Your right to privacy in your dorm is much different than your right to privacy if you lived off campus.

If you are charged with underage drinking, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia or another alcohol or drug related offense, we can help you earn a dismissal. In Wake County, first time drug offenders may earn a dismissal by completing a court ordered program known as 90-96. This involves alcohol and drug classes.

If you are charged with any misdemeanor or felony, including alcohol or drug related offenses, larceny, assault etc., you may also be penalized by the student conduct board at your university. The result of these hearings could be suspension or expulsion from school. You have a right to an attorney at these types of hearings

Experienced attorneys, Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock will guide you through the court process and help you earn a dismissal. Both Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock can also represent you at student disciplinary hearings resulting from your charge. Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or email attorney Kristi Haddock directly at


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.