Improper Equipment Speeding Ticket Lawyer in Raleigh

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Improper Equipment in NC is a lesser-included offense to a traffic ticket in Wake County and Chatham County, North Carolina.

Improper Equipment is a non-moving violation in North Carolina which means no insurance or insurance points will be assessed if you have your speeding ticket reduced down to improper equipment. It is often in the discretion of the district attorney to allow a ticket to be reduced to Improper Equipment in Wake County, North Carolina.

A prosecutor may allow a reduction to Improper Equipment for speeding tickets as certain conditions are met. Often the Assistant District Attorney will examine the driving history and facts of the case before offering a reduction to a traffic ticket. Improper equipment reductions vary county by county and are subject to the approval of the District Attorney.

An experienced traffic ticket attorney may be helpful in dealing with getting you the best deal possible.  They can also likely appear in court on your behalf for most traffic offenses.

The prosecutor has no duty to give everyone the same plea offer because each case varies. An experienced speeding ticket can review your DMV record to make sure your case is handled the right way.

Why are the court costs for improper equipment in NC more than just paying off the speeding ticket traffic violation?

North Carolina assesses a surcharge or fine for improper equipment reductions. The additional surcharge for improper equipment in NC is $50.00. Regardless improper equipment will save you money in the long run even with the additional fine to the State.  In Wake County the court costs and fines for improper equipment are usually $263.

Will my insurance increase if I am found responsible of Improper Equipment in NC?

Improper equipment in NC is a non-moving violation and the conviction carries NO insurance traffic points. However, an improper equipment reduction will show up on a North Carolina driving record.

Will an improper equipment in NC show up on my driving record?

Yes it will show up on your North Carolina driving record. In Wake County you will need to provide your official driving record to be considered.  Providing these documents is a service we provide for our clients.

If you are charged with speeding in Wake County or Chatham County call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and you can reach us at 919-585-1486.

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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.

Why did they raise my car insurance when I had my ticket reduced to nine over the limit?

We handle a lot of speeding tickets for our clients in Wake County and Chatham county. The main goal for most clients is a reduction of their speeding ticket so their car insurance won't go up.

The general rule is that everyone is allowed one speeding ticket every three years under 10 miles an hour over the limit without getting any N.C. Department of Insurance SDIP points (otherwise known as insurance points).  But what we see more and more with the insurance companies is that they are getting around the law in North Carolina with a "safe driver discount."  So one is penalized with higher vehicle insurance for any sort of speeding ticket (even as low as five miles per hour over the limit) because it violates the "safe driver discount."

So our advice for most clients (assuming eligibility) is to try to get their speeding tickets reduced to the non-moving violation of improper equipment.  A reduction to improper equipment is the best way to go because it avoids the issue of the safe driver discount that a reduction to nine miles an hour over the limit will include.

I've attached a letter below from my own family insurance policy.  Someone on my insurance policy (not me) had a speeding ticket of nine miles an hour over the limit just about three years ago.  At that time Wake County wasn't allowing reductions to improper equipment.  Because of that ticket my insurance quote went up $110 for the six month insurance premium.  The only ticket on our policy was that one speeding ticket (hint, hint it was my wife) for speeding nine miles over the limit.  We should not have received any SDIP points but the insurance company still raised  the rate because they said it violated their "safe driver discount."  So in our case that one speeding ticket cost us about $660 in extra car insurance over three years. 

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So in this example a reduction of a speeding ticket from 15 mph over the limit down to 9 miles an hour over the limit cost an extra $660 over three years.  Had we been able to get that ticket reduced to improper equipment we would have save a lot of money in higher insurance premiums because of the safe driver discount.  A reduction to improper equipment in Wake County would have saved us a lot of money if we had been able to get that close to three years ago.  Unfortunately the Wake District Attorney's Office had a new policy that went into effect in 2015 and it was not available in 2014.  Most of the other counties in North Carolina generally allow for reductions to improper equipment if the ticket and driving record meets certain county by county rules for eligibility.  The change in policy by then newly elected Wake County DA Lorrin Freeman has undoubtedly had the effect of saving Wake County residents from much higher car insurance premiums.  Our clients have certainly been able to benefit from lower insurance because of the new Wake County improper equipment policy.  The result is more money in the pockets of minor speeders and less money in the pockets of the big insurance companies.  The improper equipment reductions come with higher court costs/fines so the State of North Carolina also benefits with more revenue in the General Fund. 

The main take away is that if you are eligible for a reduction to improper equipment it's always the safer move versus a reduction to nine miles over the limit because your insurance company may have a safe driver discount that will penalize you even though you don't get any NC Department of Insurance SDIP points with a reduction in speed.

If you have received a speeding ticket in Wake County or Chatham County contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel,  PLLC for a free consultation at 919-585-1486. 

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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 Traffic Ticket Defense

If you have received a Raleigh Traffic Ticket, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC can help. We provide professional representation to those in need of experienced traffic ticket attorneys. Traffic violations can have more severe consequences than most people realize. Traffic convictions not only effect your driving record, but can also negatively impact your car insurance rates. In fact, multiple moving violations can result in a suspended or revoked license. The loss of your license may have far reaching consequences on your personal and professional life. Therefore, it is important that you speak with an experienced North Carolina traffic ticket lawyer after receiving a traffic ticket to discuss your options.

Our firm will aggressively represent you in order to completely eliminate or minimize the negative impact on your life and ensure the best result possible. We can review your DMV record and explain the proper course of action. Our traffic attorneys have successfully handled thousands of traffic tickets throughout the Raleigh area. Just a few examples include:

    Cell Phone/Texting While Driving Violations

    Driving While License Revoked

    No Operators License

    Driving with expired license plates or registration

    Driving Without Valid Insurance

    Failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident

    Failure to Move Over for an Emergency Vehicle

    Hit and Run

    Following too Closely

    Improper Lane Change

    Leaving the Scene of an Accident

    Passing a Stopped School Bus

    Careless and Reckless Driving

    Running a Red Light or Stop Sign

    Seat Belt Violations

    Speeding

        Excessive Speeding

        Speeding in a School Zone

        Speeding in a Work Zone

         Improper Equipment

It is important to note that commercial drivers (i.e. truck drivers) are subject to more severe license consequences than standard operators. CDL traffic tickets must be handled accordingly.

For many traffic citations we are able to go to court on your behalf.  You would simply sign a waiver of appearance and one of our Raleigh speeding ticket lawyers will go to court on your behalf so you don’t have to take hours out of your day to deal with the long lines of court.

If you seek effective and knowledgeable representation, we look forward to hearing from you. From Raleigh traffic tickets to those issued in Wake and Chatham counties, our attorneys are happy to discuss your individual situation. Feel free to explore our website and contact us to learn more. Let us put our experience to work to help you.  You can reach lawyers Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary, NC at 2401 Weston Parkway near the I-40 exit at Harrison Avenue.

 

Traffic Ticket FAQs

    What should I do if I am stopped for a traffic ticket in North Carolina?

    Do I need a lawyer for an North Carolina traffic ticket?

    Do I have to attend court?

    Will an North Carolina traffic ticket affect my auto insurance rates?

    Will my North Carolina driver’s license be suspended?

    Can I attend traffic safety school?

    I received court supervision earlier this year, what will happen in court?

    What happens if I do not pay my traffic ticket or court fines?

    What should I do if I missed my court date?

    What are my options if I am a CDL holder?

What should I do if I am stopped for a traffic ticket in North Carolina?

Pull over in a safe manner as soon as is reasonably possible. Put your vehicle in park, and turn off your engine and radio. Turn on your overhead light if it is dark outside, keep your hands visible (i.e. on the wheel), and roll down your window. It is usually best to wait to take out your driver’s license and insurance once requested by the officer. Any actions, such as reaching into your wallet, center console, or glove compartment may be considered aggressive movements by the officer.  It is also important to always have your registration and insurance cards stored together in a place where you can easily find them in your glove box.  If you fumble through your glove box looking for your registration and insurance cards it’s a clue used by the police in court to say that you are possibly driving while impaired.  Though in reality most people have a pretty messy glove box and don’t store these things in a super accessible part of the glove box.

Although being stopped by a police officer can be a frustrating and stressful experience, remain calm and friendly. Your attitude is extremely important during this process and can influence the ultimate resolution. Do not make excuses or argue with the officer.  While you may be upset at being pulled over it’s always important to be respectful.

If the officer asks you if you know why you were stopped, do not admit guilt. It is very possible that you are being recorded with video and/or audio and this evidence can later be used in court. Politely let the officer know that you are not sure why you were stopped.

If the officer claims that you committed a traffic violation, ask if he/she would consider issuing a warning rather than a traffic ticket. If the officer decides to issue you a traffic ticket, you should contact a traffic ticket attorney while the details are still fresh in your mind.

Do I need a lawyer for a Wake County North Carolina traffic ticket?

You should always seek legal advice from an attorney when it comes to handling a North Carolina traffic ticket. A driver should not step into court without understanding their options and the consequences of a conviction. In North Carolina, it is typically not required that you retain the services of a traffic lawyer unless your traffic ticket rises to the level of a criminal offense (i.e. Excessive Speeding). Regardless, legal representation even on a petty traffic offense can make a world of difference depending on the specific circumstances surrounding your case and could be the difference between higher insurance premiums or possibly losing your license.

Receiving a traffic ticket and appearing in court can be a stressful ordeal. An experienced North Carolina traffic ticket attorney can help guide you through the process and often achieve the best result possible. An attorney may be able to reduce or completely eliminate the negative effects on your driver’s license.

Do I have to attend court?

In North Carolina, your traffic ticket should indicate whether a court appearance is required. However, typically, with certain exceptions, you only have to appear if a conviction of the offense may result in possible jail time or automatic license suspension. Regardless, it is important to understand that simply mailing in payment for your moving violation is a plea of guilty, which will result in a conviction unless otherwise indicated. A conviction may even affect current or future employment consequences. Except under very rare circumstances, DO NOT mail in payment for your ticket.

It may be possible for an attorney to appear in court for you on your behalf. An attorney may be able to resolve the matter without you attending court. In addition, it may be possible to have the court date changed with the judge’s permission. You should speak with an experienced traffic attorney to discuss the options available to you.

Will a North Carolina traffic ticket affect my auto insurance rates?

Your insurance rates could increase after receiving a conviction for a North Carolina traffic ticket. Typically, your insurance rates will not increase if your traffic ticket is dismissed, you are found not guilty. Increases in your insurance premium depend on the nature of the traffic violation and your specific insurance policy and are generally governed by rules for North Carolina insurance points. Speak with a North Carolina traffic ticket attorney or contact your insurance provider to find out the potential consequences for your auto insurance.

Will my North Carolina driver’s license be suspended?

Traffic tickets may result in the suspension of your driver’s license depending on the speed of offense on the conviction and the number of DMV points on your record.  Additionally, the length of suspension may be longer if the driver has been suspended previously. In certain cases, three violations may result in a revocation of your license, depending again on the nature of the violations.  It is important to note that driving on a suspended or revoked license (DWLR) is a criminal charge carrying with it serious potential consequences.

Can I attend traffic safety school?

If you have a fairly clean driving record, you may have the option of taking traffic school as a way to get the speed on your ticket reduced. Regardless, traffic school requires spending time and money that many drivers would like to avoid. It may be possible to avoid traffic school altogether by attending court with an experienced traffic ticket attorney.  Our office can help you find the proper school if it is needed.

What happens if I do not pay my traffic ticket or court fines?

The worst decision you can make is to simply ignore or refuse to pay a North Carolina traffic ticket. If you fail to pay the required fines and court costs associated with your traffic ticket you may have your license suspended.

What happens if I just don’t show up to court?

If you don’t show up to court your case will be marked as a failure to appear and within a few months your license will be suspended.  You could even be arrested for driving on a suspended license if you ignore the ticket.

What should I do if I missed my court date?

If you are required to appear in court and you miss your court date, there are several possibilities. Depending on the type of case, including certain traffic violations, a warrant may be entered. If a warrant is entered, it should be quashed and recalled immediately before it is executed. A lawyer can file a motion for a new court date to avoid the suspension and get you back on the court calendar.  Failing to appear in court can cause a driver’s license suspension. In addition, a “failure to appear” on your driving record must be removed before your driver’s license can be renewed. Speak to a North Carolina traffic ticket lawyer if you missed your court date to discuss your available options.

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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 to Do if You Have Received Your First Traffic Ticket in North Carolina

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If you have received your first traffic ticket ever in North Carolina, don’t panic – getting pulled over happens to the best of us. Many traffic tickets can be taken care of quickly by an attorney without you ever having to appear in court.

When you were pulled over and issued a traffic citation, the officer may have told you when you need to appear in court. If he did not, you can find this date on the ticket. You or your attorney MUST appear for this court date. On this court date, you or your attorney will speak with the assistant district attorney about your options. You may have the option to have the charges reduced or even dismissed, but often you must know what to ask for.

Here, it may be much easier to let an attorney do this for you. Attorneys Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock can go to your court date for you so you don’t have to miss work and worry about parking in downtown Raleigh. Call The Law Office of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 to speak to an attorney about how we can help you get the best result. This could include lower fines, avoiding points on your license, and not having your car insurance rates increase.   

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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.

Should I Pay My Wake County Traffic Ticket Online?

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If you have recently received a traffic ticket, you may have the option to pay it online and be done with it. But, this could result in you paying much more than you need to or even having the charge on your record when it doesn’t need to be. Before you pay your ticket online, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 to see if we can help reduce the charges or even have them dismissed.

We can help determine if the District Attorney may be willing to work with you to reduce your charge. This might be possible through producing documentation from your insurance company, taking traffic school courses, or requesting a Prayer for Judgment Continued. However, you will not be able to receive a more favorable outcome if you simply pay your ticket online.

Call us and let us see if you may be eligible for a reduced charge or dismissal. Not only will we go to court for you, we may be able to save you money and points on your license. Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock are experienced attorneys who handle a large volume of traffic tickets each year. Email Wiley at wiley@wileynickel.com or kristi@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.

Understanding Wake County and Chatham County Traffic Tickets and Prayer for Judgments/PJCs in North Carolina

A Prayer for Judgment Continued (referred to as PJC) is unique to North Carolina. Only a judge may grant you a PJC, and this outcome is normally reserved for traffic violations, but sometimes can be used for low-level misdemeanors. When a PJC is granted, you typically must only pay cost of courts, with no additional fines or fees.

The DMV allows two PJCs every 5 years. If you are granted a third PJC within the 5 year period, the DMV will ignore it, which will result in an increase in your points. North Carolina Insurance policy allows for one PJC every 3 years for insurance point purposes. That includes everyone else on your car insurance policy.  If you or anyone else on your policy is granted a second PJC within that 3 year period, your insurance will ignore both PJCs which will result in an increase of your rate. If you plan to use PJC, you need to make sure that nobody on your insurance policy has been granted one in the last three years.

If your traffic ticket is a minor offense that could be reduced to a non-moving violation like an improper equipment, or reduced to a speed that would not increase your insurance, we advise our clients to save their PJC for future use. It is generally worth it to take a driving course, or pay an additional fine rather than use a PJC when it is not necessary. For many clients, a reduction to the non-moving violation of Improper Equipment is the best option.

If you have a speeding or traffic ticket in Wake or Chatham County, please call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at (919) 585-1486 to discuss the best options for your specific traffic citation.  Our office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary and we offer free consultations over the phone and in the office.  

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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.

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.

Speeding Ticket Basics

Speeding tickets, DMV points and insurance points: What you need to know to keep your car insurance rates low.

Many people often ask me how speeding tickets work in North Carolina.  Basically you’re looking at three issues.  

  • Keeping your driver’s license!  A guilty plea to a ticket of 15 miles per hour over the limit (or greater) will mean at least a 30 day revocation of your driver’s license.  Never plead guilty to a speeding ticket without first consulting an attorney.  We offer free consultations for anyone charged with speeding in Wake County.
  • Insurance Points.  Did you know that if you get a speeding ticket in Wake County you may also get anywhere from 1 to 4 insurance points?  Just one point on your driving record can cause your car insurance premiums to go up by as much as 30 percent a year.  Four points can drive your premiums up by as much as 80 percent!  The most important thing for most of my clients is keeping their car insurance low.  When someone gets a traffic ticket the goal is to not get insurance points as well.
  • DMV Points.  If you collect enough DMV points you can also lose your license.  Generally if you get over 12 total points your driver’s license will be suspended.

How do you fight these things?  Hiring an attorney is the best place to start.  There are two important things to know about speeding tickets.

  • Reductions!  The Wake County District Attorney’s Office sees thousands and thousands of speeding tickets a year and they will generally offer you a reduction in exchange for a guilty plea on a reduced charge.
  • NC SDIP.  You may be allowed one speeding ticket for up to nine miles per hour over the limit every three years without an increase in your insurance premiums.  This is called the North Carolina Safe Driver Incentive Program.  Depending on your record a reduction of your charge to 9 over the limit might be a great option.
  • PJC’s!  North Carolina has this unique system that involves a Prayer for Judgement (PJC).  This judge-made rule allows a judge to grant you a PJC after you have pled guilty to a charge.  If a judge grants you a PJC it likely means no insurance points and no DMV points on your record.  You are allowed one PJC every three years (per household) for insurance point purposes and two PJC’s every three years for DMV point purposes.  

All cases are unique.  If you have received a speeding ticket or know someone who has please tell them to call my office for a free consultation about what we can do to help.  The number to our office in Cary is 919-585-1486.

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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 Can a Raleigh Lawyer do with a Traffic Charge?

Information on Speeding tickets for Wake County. Avoid speaking with police about how to handle your ticket as they can often give you bad advice that will cost you more money.
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What is an Improper Equipment Ticket in North Carolina?

How an Improper Equipment Speeding Ticket Reduction Works

An Improper Equipment (IE) ticket is a non-moving violation.  It carries no insurance or DMV points in North Carolina.  An improper equipment ticket is simply an infraction like a broken tail light so you plead “responsible” instead of “guilty."  Aside from a dismissal improper equipment is usually the best outcome in a traffic or speeding ticket case.

Will an IE cause my insurance to go up?

Will a plea to improper equipment cause your insurance premium to increase? No.  You can plead responsible to an improper equipment ticket as many times as possible and it will never raise your insurance, although Court costs and fines would quickly add up.

Wake County does not reduce speeding tickets to an Improper Equipment ticket.

Many counties in North Carolina allow speeders to plead responsible to an Improper Equipment ticket instead of pleading responsible to their speeding ticket.  This saves the speeder from gaining insurance points and DMV points.  While this reduction is available in many counties it is not an option if you receive a speeding ticket in Wake County.  Though the increased revenue that other counties receive would seem to be a good reason to change this policy as Wake County residents will ultimately pay more for insurance ue to speeding ticket penalties than those who live outside of Wake County.

Why does the District Attorney sometimes offer a plea to improper equipment?

Basically because the State of North Carolina gets extra revenue.   If the State were to simply dismiss your case then they would collect no money.  Usually there are requirements that you have a good driving record and not have been speeding at a very high rate of speed.  The other reason reductions of some sort are usually offered is the same reason plea bargains are usually offered in all criminal cases.  If everyone asked for a trial then the court system stop functioning.

Does an improper equipment plea appear on your drive record?

Yes.  It shows up on your record but it still does not raise your car insurance rate.  North Carolina Prosecutors are are now less likely to offer multiple reductions to improper equipment after taking a look at your driving record.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC

If you hire a speeding ticket lawyer and qualify for a reduction to improper equipment, the speeding ticket attorney usually can handle the case without your having to appear in Court.  Call traffic ticket lawyer Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free phone consultation about your North Carolina traffic ticket or speeding ticket.

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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.

Speeding Tickets for North Carolina Drivers ages 16 to 21 (Wake County)

If you are between the ages of 16 to 21 and receive a speeding ticket in Wake County North Carolina it is likely that you will need to complete a four hour driving course in order for the District Attorney to reduce your ticket or for  the judge to grant you a PJC.  Information on the class is below.  If you need a Raleigh Speeding ticket lawyer please call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation about your speeding ticket at age 21 or below.

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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.