Have You Been Charged With Misdemeanor Larceny for the First Time?


If you have been charged with misdemeanor larceny or shoplifting, and it’s your first criminal charge, you may be eligible for the First Offender Program in Wake County. Upon successful completion of the program your case would be dismissed, and then may be able to be expunged from your record completely. If your case is expunged, it will not show on any background check that you had ever been charged in the first place.

The Wake County First Offender Program for misdemeanor charges generally will require you to complete 75 hours of community service at a non-profit organization and not be arrested again for one year. Attorneys Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock can help you navigate Wake County District Court to make the process less stressful. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel will assist you to make sure you find a non-profit that is eligible for the program so you can successfully complete it. We will also advise you on any other requirements the Wake County District Attorney would like you to complete in order to have your charge dismissed. Additionally, we may be able to help you get the charge expunged after dismissal.

Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 to see how we can help with your misdemeanor larceny charge in Wake County. We serve all areas of Wake County, including Raleigh, Apex, Morrisville, and Cary. 


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.