Raleigh Drinking Ticket Attorney

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Raleigh Drinking Ticket Attorney

An underage drinking charge is not something that you should take lightly. If the ticket is not properly handled, it will be tough to get off of your criminal record. The effects can be quite damaging to one's future. This can negatively impact job hunting, educational opportunities, getting a loan, and more. On top of all of the long term effects, it can result in substantial fines and punishments.

At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we have experienced Raleigh Drinking Ticket Attorneys to handle your case. We will work tirelessly to make sure we defend your rights, and that you walk away with the best outcome possible

Do I need a Lawyer for an Underage Drinking Ticket?

Mishandling your drinking ticket charge can have a permanent effect on your record. Some cases will result in community service, which can be a significant burden on your work or school schedule. An experienced attorney will help properly defend your rights. On top of that they can advise you on preemptive measures you can take to try and help your case or possible arrange a deal for dismissal.

What are the Consequences for an underage drinking ticket?

The consequences of a drinking ticket vary from case to case. North Carolina classifies underage drinking offenses as class 1 or class 2 misdemeanors. If you have a prior criminal history, that will certainly impact the potential consequences you could face. If a DUI/DWI is involved than the penalties are much more severe.

Typical penalties with underage drinking in North Carolina may include:

●       Up to 120 days in jail

●       Losing your license

●       Fines/Financial penalties

●       Court cases

●       Community Service

●       Alcohol/substance abuse courses

●       Additional penalties by the university (if committed on a campus)

Law Firm Located in Raleigh, NC

Our main office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary, NC off exit 287. However, we also have another location at 6220 Angus Drive, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC

At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we handle misdemeanor criminal charges and low level felony charges in Wake County. We strongly advise talking with an attorney to discuss your possible options and to ensure your charges are handled in an appropriate manner.  If you are looking for a Wake County Drinking Ticket Lawyer contact Wiley Nickel, Kristi Haddock, or Melissa Botiglione at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.


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.