Another Not Guilty Verdict at Trial! Not Guilty of Failing to Stop for Stopped School Bus

This week Attorney Kristi Haddock achieved a Not Guilty verdict for one of our clients in Wake County. The client was charged with Failing to Stop for a Stopped School Bus (NCGS  §20-217)

This charge is a class 1 misdemeanor, which carries penalties ranging from court cost up to 120 days of jail time depending on your criminal record. The State must prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt. At the close of the State’s evidence, our attorney made a motion to dismiss for failure to prove the required elements. The judge granted that motion, and in turn our client walked free of penalty from the courthouse.

Generally, you will need to take your Passing or Failing to Stop for a Stopped School Bus charge to trial. The DA in Wake County currently does not allow reductions of those charges. We enjoy trying cases, and are eager to prepare a strong defense for you.

If you were charged with illegally passing a school bus, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486. Attorney Kristi Haddock and Attorney Wiley Nickel are available for a free consultation. Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina near the intersection of interstate 40 and Harrison Avenue. 


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.