Get your license back after multiple DWI Convictions in North Carolina

If you are convicted of a second North Carolina DWI within 3 years, you face a 4 year suspension of your driver’s license, as mandated by the Department of Motor Vehicles. However, after 2 years you qualify for a discretionary restoration hearing. The hearing process is quiet lengthy, and when your license is suspended every day counts!

First, ahead of your eligibility date (2 years since your conviction), you may request a “pre-hearing interview.” At this pre-hearing meeting you and your attorney will meet with DMV officer to review what is expected before the restoration hearing is scheduled.

After your pre-hearing interview, you will have a short 90 days to get an FBI background check, a substance abuse evaluation conducted by a certified evaluator who is on the recommended DMV list, get applicable criminal background checks and DMV records, and solidify at least 3 witnesses willing to testify at your restoration hearing.

Once the DMV officer receives all of the required paperwork, a hearing date will be set. At the hearing you must have at least 3 witnesses who will testify on your behalf.  These witnesses are very important to the process and need to be fully prepared for the questioning.

Attorney’s Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel are ready to guide you through this process. When your ability to drive is at stake, you cannot afford to cut corners. Call our office for a free consultation today at 919-585-1486.  Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina.

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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.

Hire an attorney before you are charged, and take control of your charges.

Were you involved in an altercation that you fear will lead to criminal charges? We can help you prevent criminal charges from being filed. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, our criminal defense attorneys are here to help you regardless of the stage of your case. If a co-worker, neighbor or family member is threatening to press charges, we can help. If police officers have stopped by your home or work to question you, we can help.

When criminal charges are looming, you must act fast. We will call the local police department, or sheriff’s office to investigate the allegations against you. In some instances, we can prevent charges from ever being brought. If charges are filed against you, we can help control if and when you are arrested. There is nothing more embarrassing than being arrested at work, and nothing less convenient than being arrested in the middle of the night. Let us help you work with the police from the beginning to make your experience with the legal system as smooth as possible.

Call our attorneys, Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock, for a free consultation.

 

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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.

North Carolina DWI Myths & Bad Advice

You’ve likely heard the different myths and urban legends about avoiding a driving while under the influence offense: putting a penny under your tongue will disrupt the Breathalyzer; gum will hide the odor of alcohol; if a cop doesn’t wear his hat the charge is invalid. Are any of these true?

 

 

    No, they are not. You cannot beat a DWI by eating peanut butter, by asking to see the officer’s badge, or by drinking mouthwash. In fact, many of these can actually hurt you. For example, if you are pulled over for drinking under the influence and it is obvious to the officer that you recently popped a mint or piece of gum, this could be a factor considered if the officer decides to arrest you for driving while intoxicated.

 

    There are methods that can help you beat a DWI though. If you are stopped for a DWI in North Carolina, you have the right to refuse roadside standard field sobriety tests, such as the walk-and-turn and the one-legged stand. You are even allowed to refuse the portable breathalyzer test (PBT) given by your car at the road-side. However, do know that if you refuse the actual breathalyzer test given at the police station or refuse to give blood, your license will automatically be suspended for one year.

 

    If you are pulled over and charged with a DWI in Wake County, North Carolina, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC, to talk to us about your case. We can be reached in Cary, NC at (919) 585-1486 or you can contact DWI Lawyer Wiley Nickel directly at wiley@wileynickel.com.

 

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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.

Driving While License Revoked in Raleigh, North Carolina

Getting a ticket for driving while license revoked (DWLR) is a serious offense, and you need the representation of an experienced Raleigh traffic ticket attorney. In North Carolina, DWLR is a Class 3 misdemeanor that can carry an active sentence of up to 20 days in jail and hefty fines. A conviction of DWLR also carries automatic revocation of your license for one year. Any subsequent convictions of DWLR can lead to a permanent revocation of your North Carolina driving privileges.

Our goal is to get you back on the road

We realize that not having a valid driver’s license can create tremendous hardships on you and your family. Our client’s ability to drive is an essential part of their daily existence and we will do everything in our power to get your driving privileges reinstated. If your license has been taken away because of old traffic tickets or unpaid fines, our firm can help you clear up those matters so that you will be eligible to obtain a valid driver’s license.

Aggressive DWLR defense in Raleigh, NC

There are multiple ways to fight a DWLR, if you hire an experienced traffic and criminal defense attorney. Our attorneys are in traffic court on a daily basis. We carefully analyze each individual case and will work with prosecutors to get your traffic matter dismissed or plead down to a lesser offense.  It’s also important to make sure that the State of North Carolina can prove their case against you beyond a reasonable doubt and this means making sure that the police show up to court, that they had reasonable suspicion to pull you over and that when they show up to court they have a certified copy of your North Carolina driving record in order to prove the required elements of the case against you. For many clients, a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) is also an option, we fight hard for PJCs in necessary cases. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, our goal is to save you time and money and get you back on the road as soon as possible.

Contact us for a Free Consultation

Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation with an experienced DWLR attorney. We proudly serve the areas of Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, and throughout Wake County.

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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.

Prayer For Judgement (PJC)

  • What is a Prayer for Judgement?
    • A Prayer for Judgement, or PJC, is something that is unique to North Carolina that only a judge can grant. Basically, this allows you to plead guilty to a crime, without having the plea entered against you, and you will only have to pay the costs of court, no other fines or fees. Typically, these are reserved for traffic violations or petty misdemeanors.
  • What’s the catch?

    • A judge cannot grant a PJC on a speeding ticket over 15 mph, or a DWI.

    • You’re pleading guilty before your PJC is approved. Many times, defendants will go to court without an attorney and attempt to use their PJC. The prosecutor may tell you that they’re not against it, but the judge will have to approve of this, and by doing so, you’ve already pre-admitted to guilt and the judge might not be able to grant your PJC.

    • The DMV and insurance policies have their own policies regarding PJCs.

      • The DMV will only recognize two PJCs every five years.

      • Insurance policies will only recognize one PJC every three years.

  • Advice while considering a PJC...

    • Save your PJC! Each county has different policies, some will reduce speeding tickets or make you attend traffic school, it is best to not use a PJC here.

    • Be careful while trying to use a PJC, it is best to get an attorney so that you don’t admit to guilt for something you cannot use your PJC on, or something you could get reduced charges on. Save your record and your future by hiring an attorney.
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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.

Refused to Blow? Couldn’t Get Enough Breath into the Intoxilyzer 500? North Carolina DWI Refusal Hearings: How They Work.

Do you have a DWI Refusal Hearing?

If you were charged with DWI and did not blow into the Intoxilyzer 500 at the station you have the right to a hearing in front of a DMV Hearing Officer.  Often we hear from clients who attempted to blow into the machine but couldn’t summon enough breath to do so.

How It Works

So lets talk about the process.  You’ve just been arrested for suspicion of DUI/DWI and have been taken down to the chemical analyst to blow into the Intoxilyzer 5000 (the breathalyzer test North Carolina police or sheriffs use). You are nervous, upset, and now you must produce a good breath sample for the officer and chemical analyst who are watching you very closely. What happens if you try, but can’t blow? Your license can be revoked for refusing and your privilege to drive can be taken away for a year.  Additionally, if you are convicted of DWI, you must wait for six months before you are eligible for a limited driving privilege.

Medical Reasons?  Didn’t Understand the Instructions?

There may be valid medical reasons that someone cannot blow into the Breathalyzer at the jail. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, we will provide options for fighting your refusal revocation, and we can represent you at that hearing.  It is important to call us immediately because your right to request a hearing expires quickly and you must request the hearing as soon as possible.

The Hearing

The hearingtakes place at a DMV Office.  It’s a process much like being in front of a judge except it’s before a DMV officer.  Usually it’s just in a small office.  The hearing is recorded and you can present evidence on your behalf.

If you have further questions contact DWI Defense Attorney Wiley Nickel ay 919-585-1486 for a free consultation to discuss your DWI Hearing.  DWI lawyer Wiley Nickel helps people throughout Wake County, North Carolina and handles criminal and traffic offenses arising out of the following cities: Morrisville, New Hope, Apex, Knightdale, Raleigh, Rolesville, Holly Springs, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner, Wendell, Fuquay-Varina and Zebulon.

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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.

Information About North Carolina Speeding Tickets - Main Rule is Never Pay Your Ticket Without Speaking With An Attorney First

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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.

What is a Baby DWI in North Carolina?

A “baby DWI” is a DWI or DUI charge where the driver is (1) under 21 and (2) under the legal limit BAC of 0.08.  If you’re under 21 years old and are stopped by police in North Carolina on a suspicion of driving under the influence, you are likely to be charged with at least two crimes.

The first charge will be “Driving After Consuming Under the Age of 21” also known as a “Baby DWI” (N.C.G.S. 20-138.3).  The second charge will probably be a regular Driving While Impaired (the adult DWI) (N.C.G.S. 20-138.1) assuming you are over the limit of 0.08.  For more information on how adult DWI’s work click here.

NC Baby DWI Lawyer Information

A baby DWI only applies to people who are under the age of 21.  A baby DWI makes it a criminal act to have any impairment of any level of alcohol if someone under 21 is driving a vehicle. This is North Carolina’s version of a “zero tolerance” policy.

You can be convicted of the Baby DWI if you blew a .01, even though you weren’t appreciably impaired for the purposes of the adult DWI. The Baby DWI is much stricter in terms of proof of alcohol consumption as it permits no alcohol in your system (unless the substance was prescribed by a doctor).  The police simply need to show that you had alcohol in your system.

Punishment

A Baby DWI is punished as a Class 2 misdemeanor which is much lower than an adult DWI. In addition, while your driver’s license is revoked upon a charge of a baby DWI, you are eligible for limited driving privileges, provided you are not also convicted of the adult DWI.

The Good News

The good news is that if your alcohol consumption was very low (0.03 or lower) you have the possibility of receiving a PJC from the judge provided you have a clean record and follow some recommendations from your DWI lawyer.  A substance abuse assessment is a good idea among others.  Provided this was your first offense you may also be eligible for a limited driving privilege during the time of your revocation.

If you were charged with a baby DUI or driving under the influence of alcohol under the age of 21 you can call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  We handle criminal cases in Wake County, North Carolina from our law office located in Cary. 

 

The Fine Print Courtesy of the North Carolina State Legislature

§ 20-138.3.  Driving by person less than 21 years old after consuming alcohol or drugs.

(a)        Offense. - It is unlawful for a person less than 21 years old to drive a motor vehicle on a highway or public vehicular area while consuming alcohol or at any time while he has remaining in his body any alcohol or controlled substance previously consumed, but a person less than 21 years old does not violate this section if he drives with a controlled substance in his body which was lawfully obtained and taken in therapeutically appropriate amounts.

(b)        Subject to Implied-Consent Law. - An offense under this section is an alcohol-related offense subject to the implied-consent provisions of G.S. 20-16.2.

(b1)      Odor Insufficient. - The odor of an alcoholic beverage on the breath of the driver is insufficient evidence by itself to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that alcohol was remaining in the driver's body in violation of this section unless the driver was offered an alcohol screening test or chemical analysis and refused to provide all required samples of breath or blood for analysis.

(b2)      Alcohol Screening Test. - Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alcohol screening test may be administered to a driver suspected of violation of subsection (a) of this section, and the results of an alcohol screening test or the driver's refusal to submit may be used by a law enforcement officer, a court, or an administrative agency in determining if alcohol was present in the driver's body. No alcohol screening tests are valid under this section unless the device used is one approved by the Department of Health and Human Services, and the screening test is conducted in accordance with the applicable regulations of the Department as to its manner and use.

(c)        Punishment; Effect When Impaired Driving Offense Also Charged. - The offense in this section is a Class 2 misdemeanor. It is not, in any circumstances, a lesser included offense of impaired driving under G.S. 20-138.1, but if a person is convicted under this section and of an offense involving impaired driving arising out of the same transaction, the aggregate punishment imposed by the court may not exceed the maximum applicable to the offense involving impaired driving, and any minimum punishment applicable shall be imposed.

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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.

New Changes to Misdemeanor Crime Sentences in North Carolina - Penalties will be lowered

The new budget contains provisions that will impact misdemeanor sentencing and the appointment of counsel.  This change will effect thousands of cases each year.

Republican leaders in both chambers have endorsed the bill. The General Assembly is expected to approve it in the next two days, and Governor McCrory is expected to sign it.

Change to Structured Sentencing grid.

 

Section 18B.13.(a) of the budget changes the misdemeanor Structured Sentencing grid as follows, effective for offenses committed on or after December 1, 2013:

 

Many Class 3 misdemeanors will only be punishable by a fine.  The same section states that “[u]nless otherwise provided for a specific offense, the judgment for a person convicted of a Class 3 misdemeanor who has no more than three prior convictions shall consist only of a fine.” Fines for Class 3 misdemeanors generally may not exceed $200. G.S. 15A-1340.23(b).

In addition to changing the punishments for Class 3 misdemeanors, the budget also creates more of them. Section 18B.14 reclassifies a number of misdemeanors – most currently Class 2 – as Class 3 offenses. The new Class 3 misdemeanors include:

» Obtaining property by worthless check, G.S. 14-106

» Simple worthless check, G.S. 14-107

» Failure to return hired property, G.S. 14-167

» Conversion by bailee, G.S. 14-168.1

» Failure to return rental property with purchase option, G.S. 14-168.4

» DWLR, G.S. 20-28 (unless revoked for DWI, then still Class 1)

» Certain motor vehicle misdemeanors that were Class 2 under G.S. 20-35, including: » Most NOLs, G.S. 20-7

» Failure to tell DMV of address change by driver, G.S. 20-7.1

» Allowing vehicle to be driven by unlicensed person, G.S. 20-34

» Certain motor vehicle misdemeanors that were Class 2 under 20-176, including: » Failure to carry registration card in vehicle, G.S. 20-57(c)

» Failure to sign registration card, G.S. 20-57(c)

» Failure to tell DMV of address change by vehicle, G.S. 20-67

» Certain license plate/registration violations, G.S. 20-111

» Window tinting violations, G.S. 20-127(d)

» Misdemeanor speeding, G.S. 20-141(j1)

» No insurance, G.S. 20-313(a)

» Repeat fishing without a license, G.S. 113-135(a) (referring to 113-174.1 and -270.1B)

Also, section 18B.15 of the budget reclassifies a number of boating safety offenses from Class 3 misdemeanors to infractions.

 

A main goal of these provisions was to save money on court appointed counsel for indigent defendants.  The report states that IDS’s budget (the agency that provides money for court appointed lawyers) will be reduced by $2,000,000 annually because the budget “[r]eclassifies low-level misdemeanors that rarely result in incarceration as Class 3 misdemeanors or infractions and modifies the sentencing structure for Class 3 misdemeanors so that the first three charges are fineable offenses. With no possibility of incarceration, these offenses do not require legal counsel.”

The changes made by the budget will provide that a defendant charged only with a Class 3 misdemeanor, and who has no more than three prior convictions, will be facing a potential sentence of a fine of $200 or less. 

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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.

Raleigh Driving with License Revoked Lawyer

Defense Against Charges of Driving While License Revoked

Are you aware that a charge of driving while license revoked or suspended is much more serious than other North Carolina moving violations? In some situations, the consequences of this charge can even include jail time, in addition to further driver's license restrictions and drastically increased insurance rates. You have the option of fighting these charges and DWLR attorney Wiley Nickel can help.

A former prosecutor with experience fighting traffic tickets in Wake County, Wiley Nickel knows how to navigate through the system.  We know the steps that need to be taken to help you minimize or avoid the consequences of charges of driving while license revoked or suspended at the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel.

Just Paying Your Ticket Off Is Not an Option

The severity of these charges means that you cannot just send in payment for your fine and let that be the end of it. You either have to appear in person at court or have a lawyer appear on your behalf. We can guide you through the often complex world of the court system and the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles. You can count on us to either stand by your side or appear on your behalf.

Get Your Driver's License Back

We take pride in handling driver's license restoration projects. If your license has been taken away because of old traffic tickets that are out there lingering, we can help you clear them up, which could lead to you getting your driver's license back and never having to worry about getting caught driving while license suspended or revoked again. Our goal is to get you back on the road legally, and we have accomplished this goal for many people over the years.

Old Failure to Appear Charges

Often we encounter clients with an old failure to appear (FTA) for something as minor as a speeding ticket.  We can help clear things up with the courts and the DMV to ensure that you are in compliance and avoid further driving while license revoked charges.

Contact a North Carolina Suspended Driver's License Lawyer

Our representation is available to residents of the Raleigh and Wake County area, as well as people who were charged while visiting the area. We offer reasonable fees. Payment plans are available and credit cards are accepted. Contact us for a free initial consultation with a Raleigh driving while license revoked attorney.

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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.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel is committed to sustainability

Commitment to Sustainability

Conducting business in an environmentally responsible manner is important to us. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel is dedicated to conserving and protecting the environment where we work and live. We are proud of our efforts and commitment to sustainability.

Some of our sustainability efforts include:

Waste Reduction & Recycling

•    Recycle 90% of all office paper products
•    Use paper with at least 30% post-consumer recycled content in all office paper, and marketing and recruiting materials
•    Electronically distribute firm communications such as client advisories and event invitations.
•    Email incoming faxes directly to recipients’ computers

Energy Conservation

•    “Energy Star” rated office machinery, appliances and electronic devices
•    Time switches to automatically turn off office equipment (i.e. printers and copiers) after working hours
•    Standby mode on computers
•    Programmable thermostat to control heating and air conditioning
•    Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) & LED bulbs.

Pollution Prevention

•    Print marketing and recruiting materials using recycled materials

•    Recycle copier toner and ink jet cartridges
•    Recent purchase of a Tesla Model S for electric car.  The Model S is a full-sized electric four-door hatchback sports sedan produced by Tesla Motors.   The vehicles produces zero emissions and is part of our commitment to a healthy environment.

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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.

RALEIGH SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE LAWYER or DWLR

RALEIGH SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE LAWYER

North Carolina Revoked Drivers License Attorney

North Carolina law calls for automatic drivers license suspension whenever a driver collects too many tickets within a year to year and a half period, it sometimes happens that a driver is pulled over on a fresh violation only to discover that he or she is already driving on a suspended or revoked license.  Many people are unaware that they may be driving without a valid license. If you have been charged with driving while revoked or suspended, call us today at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or contact us online to learn how you can avoid the worst consequences of a ticket for driving while revoked or suspended — an additional suspension of 12 months or longer.

Cited While Driving While Revoked (DWLR)?

Defense attorney Wiley Nickel has a thorough knowledge of the North Carolina traffic code, and also understands the practical workings of the criminal justice system in Wake County. Attorney Wiley Nickel uses this knowledge and experience to help his clients resolve serious driver's license problems without lengthy suspension periods.

The key to protecting your license in the face of a driving while revoked ticket is to take the right legal path in the proper order. This might involve filing one or more motions to reopen old traffic violations before dealing with the current ticket. It might mean seeking relief on prior tickets in multiple counties. Whatever approach best suits your particular circumstances, you can depend on Criminal Defense Lawyer Wiley Nickel to plot a good path and explain it in terms you can understand.

Failure to Appear in Court Can Result in License Suspension

There are several ways to get your license suspended or revoked in North Carolina: any DWI conviction without applying for a hardship license, accumulating too many points against your license, or even failing to show up for a court date if you haven't paid the ticket beforehand.  Many clients are surprised to learn that they are driving without a valid license simply because they didn't pay an old speeding ticket or minor traffic citation.

In any case, most drivers who deal with tickets for driving while revoked discover that resolving the problem themselves normally results in an additional year's suspension.  If you have a suspension we might be able to help you get a temporary driving permit.

Contact a Drivers License Defense Attorney

If your drivers license is suspended or revoked and you want to recover your driving privilege without further sanctions, call us today at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or contact us online.  Our office is centrally located in Cary, NC.  We help clilents from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville and other cities located in Wake County, North Carolina.

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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.

Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR) by Wake County Traffic Attorney Wiley Nickel

Have you ever received a speeding ticket in North Carolina? Did you just pay it off by mailing back the citation with payment?  If you did that you probably found that your insurance rates went through the roof.  Filing a motion for appropriate relief may be a way to reverse the bad effects caused by that decision.

When you pay a traffic ticket you are pleading guilty.  When you plead guilty to a traffic offense, points are applied to your driving record and to your insurance record.  What does this mean?  It means your insurance rates will increase.  In North Carolina, insurance companies can surcharge you per point placed on your record. This is why it is good to consult with Attorney before your scheduled court date.  My advice is DO NOT pay off your Raleigh area traffic ticket until you speak with a Wake County Speeding Ticket Attorney.

If you are looking for a Traffic Defense Attorney and or an Attorney to handle a speeding ticket in Wake County Please Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486.

If you paid your ticket and are seeking to escape the consequences of that mistake there is a way to reverse the points by having the case re-opened.  This is called a motion for appropriate relief. Legal documents must be filed and served on the District Attorney’s office requesting that the case be re-opened. You should contact a traffic ticket lawyer in your area to assist you with this. It is not cheap, but it will save you insurance points and money in the long run.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel assists clients with representation with Wake County Traffic Tickets, Traffic tickets in Raleigh, License Restorations, reckless driving charges, high speed violations, warrant strikes, and other infractions.  Feel free to contact us at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.

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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.

List of reasons you lost your license and have been charged with (DWLR) Driving While License Revoked

I handle a fair amount of DWLR cases in Wake County and often my clients don't know why their license was revoked in the first place.  This is a list of reasons why one's driving privilege may have been revoked in North Carolina.


1.  DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)       
2.  Driving After Consuming alcohol under 21 years of age   
3.  Speeding  15 mph over the speed limit if the limit is 55 
4.  Second charge of speeding  15 mph over the limit in 60 days    
 5.  Speeding and reckless driving on the same date   
6.  Two convictions of speeding over 55 in one year
7.  Conviction of Speeding and Reckless driving within 1 year                                                                                                            
8.  Willful spontaneous racing with another motor vehicle
9.  Driving after Judge ordered non-operation of motor vehicle as part of suspended sentence.
10.  Speeding over 75 mph in 55-65 mph zone
11.  Manslaughter by motor vehicle    
12.  Misd. Death by MOTOR VEHICLE     
13.  Manslaughter while under influence of impairing substance  
14.  Assault by MOTOR VEHICLE       
15.  Speeding over 15 mph and attempt to avoid arrest   
16.  Willful prearranged racing of MOTOR VEHICLE   
17.  Watching/Betting/Loaning a car for prearranged racing  
18.  Two reckless driving charges within 1 year     
19.  Failure to Pay Child Support
20.  Revocation/Refusal of Probation for Felony 
21.  Conviction of any moving violation which is charged while license revoked
22.  Any subsequent conviction of DWLR
23.  Failure to appear in court (FTA) on any traffic citation
24.  Failure to pay fines/cost for any traffic citation
25.  License revocation for any reason in any other state.
26.  12 DMV driving license points within 3 years
27.  Dropping out of high school under 18 years of age
28.  Refusal to submit to blood/breath test 
29.  Being Charged with DWI     
30.  Conviction of Impaired Instruction    
31.  Aid and Abet DWI      
32.  Aid and Abet DWLR      
33.  Involvement in MOTOR VEHICLE accident with no vehicle insurance
34.  Two traffic citations within one year for provisional licensee 
35.  Violation of any terms/conditions of limited privilege
36.  Registering any amount of alcohol in vehicle equipped with interlock device
37.  CDL:  Leave scene of accident with CMOTOR VEHICLE   
38.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE to commit felony
39.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE with Haz. Materials to commit crime  
40.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE involving controlled sub.   
41.  CDL:  2 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMOTOR VEHICLE  
42.  CDL:  3 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMOTOR VEHICLE  
43.  CDL:  Operate CMOTOR VEHICLE with BAC .04 or more    
44.  CDL:  Operate CMOTOR VEHICLE with BAC .04 or more, Second Offense  
45.  Court order as part of suspended sentence
46.  Conviction/Circumstance of any of above that NCDMOTOR VEHICLE learns about.
47.  DMOTOR VEHICLE determination that Driver is physically/medically unfit to drive
48.  Driving a motor vehicle determination that Driver is mentally incompetent
49.  Underage purchase of Alcohol
50.  Providing alcohol to underage person
51.  Use of vehicle in commission of felony
52.  Failure to stop and provide aid
53.  Perjury or false statement to DMOTOR VEHICLE
54.  Second conv. of open container
55.  Conv. one charge of aggressive reckless driving
56.  Reckless Driving while engaged in illegal transport of intoxicants for purpose of sale
57.  False/Fict. Name on Drivers License application
58.  Driving school bus after consuming alcohol
60.  Second conviction of larceny of gas
61.  Failure to complete community service
62.  Malicious use of incendiary device to damage prop.
63.  Making False bomb threat
64.  Poss.  Explosive dev. On school prop. 
65.  Aid and Abet minor to poss.  Explosive device on school prop. 
66.  Allow another to fraudulent use DL
67.  DWI on military base or federal lands
68.  Speeding over 80 in a 70 mph zone
69.  DMOTOR VEHICLE shall not issue a license to a person previously adjudged "insane or an idiot, imbecile, or feebleminded"  NCGS § 20-9(d)
70.  Drive Moped with  over 49 CC while Lic. Rev. (this has to do with the size of the engine)
71.  DWI while riding a bicycle or lawn mower
72.  Three moving violations within one year   
73.  Four moving violations within one year   
74.  Willful and intentional failure to comply with the provisions of G.S. 20-79.2 governing transporter plates.

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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.

Wake County (Raleigh) Speeding Ticket or Other Traffic Violation

Hiring a Wake County traffic attorney to handle your Raleigh speeding ticket or other Wake County traffic violation is a simple way to ensure your traffic violation is handled correctly. Hiring an experienced traffic lawyer to handle your Raleigh traffic violation will keep your insurance rates low, we will fight to keep your driving privilege.

North Carolina has 100 counties. Each county has a specific way to handle a speeding ticket or other traffic violation. Wake County consistently ranks near the top of speeding tickets given out by the state highway patrol. A number of our clients receive their Wake County traffic tickets on I-40, I-440, I-540, or 64 or they receive a Raleigh speeding ticket.  At the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we fight Wake County traffic violations and have the experience and know how to handle your speeding ticket.

Every Wake County traffic ticket is handled in Raleigh, where the District Court is located. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC will appear on our client’s behalf and handle their speeding ticket or other traffic violation.  Call or stop by our office centrally located in Cary to speak with a traffic lawyer about your Cary or Raleigh speeding ticket. There is no obligation and the consultation with the traffic lawyer is free. The traffic lawyer will go over your case with you and explain the penalties you are facing and how the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC can handle your Wake traffic ticket.  Many tickets are issued under G.S. 20-141.

We take the time to listen to our clients to help guide them through the legal process. We work each case from every angle to put the law to work for our clients. We will let you know how each judicial result affects you and how best to proceed. Depending on your violation we can even handle your case without you being present in court by your signing a waiver of appearance form.

Raleigh police officers hand out a large quantity of speeding tickets. A Wake County Speeding ticket will affect not only your license but also your insurance. North Carolina is on a point system. Points on your insurance will result in an insurance increase. Points on your license, depending on the number of points, will result in the suspension of your driving privilege. What most individuals are not aware of is that a single Raleigh Wake County speeding ticket can result in the suspension of their diving privilege.  Paying that ticket off for speeding at 16 miles over the limit could result in a suspension of your driver’s license.  That is why it is best to speak with a Raleigh traffic attorney who will explain the best way to handle your ticket. For an in-depth look at Speeding tickets and other traffic violations in Raleigh Wake County NC please visit our informational site www.wileynickel.com

In most cases we will let you know your cost up front – with no surprises. That is our promise to you.  At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC we frequently work with both in state and out of state clients.  For our clients’ convenience we accept payment over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  Depending on the traffic violation, you may be able to have your conference with us over the phone and we may be able to file the appropriate paperwork to avoid your personal appearance in court.

Call (919) 585-1486 or e-mail us to make an appointment to speak with a Raleigh traffic attorney, or stop by the office during regular business hours. We will schedule an appointment that meets your needs.

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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.

Wake County Lawyer for Driving While License Revoked

Driving While License Revoked in North Carolina.  The State of North Carolina spends more time and resources enforcing, arresting, prosecuting, defending and imprisoning offenders of this crime than any other on the books. Some license revocations are the result of overt action like Driving While Impaired, a serious speeding offense or multiple minor speeding offenses.  However the Division of Motor Vehicles suspends the license of those who drop out of high school, steal gasoline or fail to cover the cost of a traffic collision. A vast majority of license revocations are the result of inaction, i.e. failure to appear and/or pay the costs associated with a traffic violation.  Many clients mishandle a court case for things like driving without insurance and are later revoked. 

If you have your license revoked you need a good lawyer to help you get back on the road.  Call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for a free consultation about how we can handle your case in Wake County and get you back on the road.

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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.

How can I fix my Raleigh speeding ticket?

Raleigh Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A simple speeding ticket can have serious consequences for you.  In addition to a fine your insurance rates could go through the roof and you could possibly lose your drivers’ license. By paying the fine you are pleading guilty (possibly to a misdemeanor offense).

Do not pay a speeding ticket without talking to a lawyer. By paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty. Contact our Cary office located by I-40 in Wake County to arrange for a free consultation.

Attorney Wiley Nickel helps his clients with contesting speeding or other traffic tickets. In many cases, he has been able to have charges for a moving violation reduced to a lower level violation or dismissed altogether. He may be able to appear in court on your behalf and handle the entire matter for you, keep your insurance rates from rising, and help you keep your driving privileges. If your license is revoked as part of a plea agreement or sentence, he will work to arrange limited driving privileges.

Hiring a lawyer for speeding or other traffic ticket defense may be a practical and reasonable option.  By successfully contesting a speeding ticket you should be able to keep your license, your good record, and prevent a later moving violation from being charged as a second offense which is subject to higher penalties.  How fast were you going? What was the speed limit? Was the technology used to clock your speed reliable? A charge of driving more than 20 miles per hour over a 55 mph limit is very different than a charge of going 55 in a 25 mile per hour zone.  Every situation is unique and only after talking to an experienced lawyer will you know your options.  The name of the game is making sure your insurance rates don’t go up.

Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 2012 a new statute provides for a civil revocation of a limited learner's permit or provisional license of a person under age 18 if the person is charged with a "criminal moving violation" as defined in that statute. An example of this could be a charge of Speeding more than 15 miles over the limit or in excess of 80 MPH.  This new statute appears to require the officer to arrest the young motorist and bring them before the magistrate who may immediately revoke their privilege.

Call 919-585-1486 or e-mail our Cary office to schedule a consultation about defense of speeding tickets or other traffic violations including DWLR, DWI and School Zone Speeding tickets.  We serve clients in courts throughout Wake County.

 

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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.

Driving with Expired Registration

If you have had the bad luck of receiving an expired regsitration ticket my advice is DO NOT PAY THE TICKET!  Call an attorney to handle it for you.  If you were pulled over in Wake County your ticket likely tells you that you can plead guilty for court costs of $188 and a fine of $25 for a whopping total of $213.  The Wake County DA's Office rarely prosecutes these cases - frankly they have bigger fish to fry.  This is an offense I can very often get dismissed upon the showing proof that a new registration has been obtained.  My law office can save you the trip to Court and handle this matter on your behalf.  If the case is dismissed you would not need to pay $213 for the fine and court costs.  You would only be out $85 for me to handle the case for you and save you the time and effort plus the long wait to get the matter resolved.

Click this link to see the WRAL News story about dismissals for expired regsitration cases.  The story is titled "DA: Expired tags shouldn't be a criminal offense."

Also note that if you miss your Court appearance a bench warrant will likely be issued for your arrest.  It seems like such a bad use of government resources but there could very well be a warrant out for your arrest if you forget about your court date for expired registration. So don't forget about your court date.  If you do forget about it my law firm can definitely help so you're not arrested for missing an expired tags court date.

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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.