Raleigh Concert Criminal Charges: The Parking Lot

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Concerts are a big part of the entertainment scene in Wake County, North Carolina and bring large groups of people together. However, when all these people show up in one place, the police are often in the area and misdemeanor charges are often filed. There is a variety of charges that one could reasonably acquire while attending a show. The first part of any concert is figuring out the parking situation for the night, and there is no shortage of things that can go wrong in the lot.  Many police or officers from the NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) and other police agencies patrol the parking lots looking for violations. These Wake County Criminal Misdemeanor charges can include:

·    Underage Drinking

· Open Container

·    Marijuana Possession

·    Driving While Intoxicated

·    Drunk and Disorderly Conduct

Citations Issued at Concerts in the Raleigh Area
A report from NJ.com (New Jersey) showed that the highest number of citations at concerts were for

1. Disorderly conduct

2. Underage alcohol consumption.  

Some of these activities are well within the range of normal activity for teenagers. There are also lower standards of privacy while standing in a public place, and even just the smell of marijuana could prompt an officer to search your vehicle. Please be wary when attending a show, as law enforcement agents will be on the lookout for these crimes.  The good news for Wake County is that there are often good options for a dismissal of charges for first offenders but it’s important to contact Raleigh Concert Lawyer right away if you are charged with a crime at a concert venue in Wake County.

Top Concert Venues in Wake County

  • Lincoln Theater

  • The Ritz

  • Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary

  • PNC Arena

  • Red Hat Amphitheater

  • Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek

Expungement of North Carolina Criminal Charges

If you are charged with a criminal misdemeanor or felony in North Carolina the charge will remain on your record unless you have it removed through the legal expungement process.  Even dismissed cases will follow you around forever unless you have the charges removed through the expungement process. Our North Carolina Expungement Lawyers will walk you through the process to have charges removed from your record (assuming eligibility) when we handle your case.  

Charged with a Wake County Misdemeanor in a Concert Venue Parking Lot?

If you are someone you know is charged with a concert related misdemeanor, please contact the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for free consultation. If your charged with anything from a DWI to a marijuana possession charge in the Raleigh-Durham area, don’t hesitate to call us for help. Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle misdemeanor and low level felony charges issued by the police at concert venues in Wake County.


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.