Have You Received a Drinking Ticket in Raleigh?


Did you receive a drinking ticket at a concert in Raleigh at the Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek recently? You probably aren’t alone. North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) agents often patrol Walnut Creek Amphitheatre for underage drinkers. In North Carolina, NCGS 18B-302 dictates that anyone under the age of 21 is forbidden from consuming any alcoholic beverage. Furthermore, it is illegal to use a fake I.D. to purchase alcohol, and also illegal to buy alcohol for a person under 21.

If you received a drinking ticket in Wake County, the officer should have written your court date on the citation. You must attend that court date if you have not hired an attorney. If you have hired an attorney, your attorney will advise as to whether you need to appear in court. Your attorney should also present what options will likely be available to you, although the Assistant District Attorney ultimately decides if a plea or deferral will be accepted. You may be required to take alcohol education classes as a condition of a plea or dismissal.

In some cases, an attorney can even attend court for you with you having to appear. If you have received a drinking ticket in Raleigh, Cary, Apex, or the remainder of Wake County, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation of your charges. Our office is located in Cary, NC, on Weston Parkway. Attorneys Wiley Nickel (wiley@wileynickel.com) and Kristi Haddock (kristi@wileynickel.com) can advise you as what the best course of action is to mitigate your punishment and costs. 


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.