Top Raleigh DWI Attorney, Call Kristi Haddock 919-585-1486

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Attorney Kristi Haddock can help if you have been arrested in Raleigh for DUI, DWI public intoxication, domestic violence, shoplifting, or any other criminal offense. Kristi is a local Wake County lawyer so she can sometimes appear for you in Court if you do not live in the area and are just visiting Raleigh or on vacation.

Out of state residents who visit the area sometimes are cited or arrested for DUI, drunk driving, DWI,  driving under the influence or speeding/traffic violations in the Raleigh area and do not understand their rights and options regarding the case. North Carolina law does allow a local attorney to appear in Court on behalf of a client for certain cases cases. The benefit of retaining a local lawyer to defend an alcohol related charge is tremendous. First of all, a court hearing is mandatory in all DUI cases if you want to try and get a limited driving privilege during the normal 30 day suspension that comes with a North Carolina DUI. As a local Raleigh DUI Lawyer, Kristi Haddock can file the necessary applications for a limited driving privilege court hearing.  The normal suspension for DUI or DWI charges is 30 days.  A Limited driving privilege can often be had after 10 days have passed. Furthermore, as is often the case, she can make all necessary appearances in the Wake County district court for the initial limited driving privilege after 10 days have passed.  Then she can go to court after 30 days have passed to handle getting you your license back once the initial suspension has ended.

Underage defendants face particularly difficult challenges. A simple ticket for drinking alcohol in public may seem not to be a serious matter, however a conviction could mean a license suspension by the North Carolina Department of motor Vehicles. Raleigh Police unfortunately target tourists and out of town visitors, many of whom are under 21 and in college or the military. One typical scenario is when law enforcement observes large groups of young people walking downtown on Fayetteville street and they stop to check whether alcohol is present, this encounter invariably results in tickets being issued or an arrest being made. In this situation, a Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney can help with the criminal case and for many people that also includes a legal expungement.


Our office gets many phone calls from family members seeking information about how to help a loved one in jail in Raleigh. If you have received a call from a friend or loved one in custody, give Raleigh criminal attorney Kristi Haddock a call for a free straight talk consultation on what action needs to be taken now.

DUI is also a very common charge that is brought against visitors to Raleigh with its popular bars and restaurants.  Kristi Haddock has encountered many recurring questions concerning criminal cases over the years. Can I go to jail for a DUI, Petty Theft, Drug Possession, Domestic Violence or Drinking in Public? Will I lose my drivers license following a drunk driving charge? Does the Wake County District Attorney seek prison for people driving on a suspended license?

Call Raleigh Criminal Defense Lawyer Kristi Haddock today at 919-585-1486, the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC is located in Cary just minutes from the RDU airport and off the 40 freeway. DUI Attorney Kristi Haddock can meet with you personally during a free consultation or you can arrange to have her represent you over the telephone.


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.