The Citation I've Received is Wrong, Does that Mean I Can Forget It?

Let's say that you received a citation for larceny. Your first question might be, what is a larceny? In North Carolina, larceny is the legal term for what we think of as theft. A larceny is the taking away of someone else's personal property, with the intention of never giving it back. Larceny can be classified as either a misdemeanor, or a Felony, depending on the value of the property and other surrounding circumstances. 

After understanding what larceny is, next you have to understand that you may have to go to court. You might be thinking to yourself, but I only took a small piece of merchandise, that wasn't worth much, whether it be from Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, or a department store like Belk. What do you do now?

Your best bet is to get a lawyer. A court may appoint a lawyer for you if you need it, but you may decide to hire your own lawyer. After getting a lawyer, you'll need to tell the lawyer what happened, and give all documentation to your lawyer to review. Your lawyer will review all of the documents, including your citation. What if your lawyer notices a defect in the citation, or some other kind of error? At this point, there may be a few options. Your lawyer may be able to get the citation and your case dismissed, because the error may have been especially severe. But, this depends on the case, and does not always happen. 

If you have questions about your citation, call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a FREE consultation at 1-(919)-585-1486. The offices are located in Cary, NC, and the lawyers at the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel will help you understand the options and outcomes possible for your case. You can also contact Kristi Haddock at, or Wiley Nickel at, directly. 


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.