How do I get my case dismissed?

Raleigh Law Firm

How do I get my case dismissed in Wake County?

The first question for many people looking for a Raleigh criminal defense lawyer is “How do I get my case dismissed?” The goal for most people who enter the Wake County courthouse for the first time is (1) a dismissal and (2) an expungement of all public records.

Our first question for potential clients revolves around guilt or innocence. We are an aggressive criminal defense law firm and exercise all legal options for our clients. When your future and reputation are at stake, an experienced Raleigh Attorney makes your rights a priority. We will walk you through your legal options and talk about how a trial will work. In cases where the evidence is on our side the Wake County District Attorney’s Office can agree to dismiss a case ahead of trail.

In other cases there are different deals that involve a dismissal in exchange for doing something. In some cases it could mean a deal for community service for a dismissal. In other cases it could mean doing alcohol/drug classes as part of a deal for a dismissal. Those first offender deals usually range from 6-12 months and involve a dismissal and then an expungement for our clients when they stay out of trouble, pay the costs and do the required action.

The law now allows for unlimited dismissal and not guilty expungements for most people in North Carolina. So if the case results in a dismissal or a not guilty verdict then it’s likely that an expungement is an immediate option. The only real prohibition against dismissal and not guilty expungements involves clients who have active criminal cases or a prior felony conviction. So if you don’t have a felony conviction on your record or an active criminal case you’re likely eligible for an expungement of the charges as soon as the case is dismissed. The first step in figuring out how you may be able to get your case dismissed involves calling a Raleigh Defense Attorney today.

Call 1 (919) 585-1486 to make an appointment to speak with our Raleigh Criminal Defense Law Firm, or stop by the office during regular business hours.  We will schedule an appointment at any time based on your schedule and offer free initial consultations.

We serve Wake County, North Carolina including Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina and other surrounding cities in the Research Triangle.  We you need an aggressive Raleigh Defense Attorney call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.


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.