Improper Equipment for Wake County Speeding Tickets

Wake County allows some speeding tickets to be reduced to improper equipment.  Improper equipment is the best reduction for a speeding ticket because it is considered a non-moving violation.  No license or insurance points are assessed against the driver for a non-moving violation.

In order to qualify for a Wake County improper equipment reduction, you must meet the following criteria:

§  Provide a certified North Carolina driving record showing:

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

o   No more than 3 moving violations within 10 years

o   No improper equipment reductions within 3 years

§  Charged with speeding 20 mph or less over the posted limit and not in excess of 85 mph

§  Resolve the case by the 3rd setting in the disposition courtroom (Courtroom 101)

§  Pay fines and court costs of more than $263.

§  If under the age of 21, complete a 4 hour driving course at an approved driving school

If you have a speeding ticket in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation. One of our experienced Raleigh speeding ticket lawyers will discuss whether you’re eligible to have your Wake County speeding ticket reduced to improper equipment (a non-moving violation).  It’s 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.