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

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

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

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

CONTACT KRISTI HADDOCK DIRECTLY AT 919-585-1486

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

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

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

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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.

Welcome to the Office Emily Orr!

Emily Orr Legal Assistant at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel is proud to announce the latest addition to our team!

Emily is a North Carolina native, who was born and raised in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.    She is proud to be a Western Carolina University Alum, where she graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors in Criminal Justice in 2013.  Before joining our team, Emily was a Deputy Clerk with the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court for the past two years where she gained valuable knowledge of criminal courtroom procedures.  The areas she was most heavily involved included: Domestic Violence, DWI, and District Criminal Court. 

As the office manager and legal assistant, Emily will likely be the first person you will speak with at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel. Her duties at the firm include answering and making calls to clients, sending out contact emails, following up with clients after their court date, and prepping paperwork and files for the attorneys.

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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.

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.

Arrested for a Wake County DWI, But Never Read Your Miranda Rights?

“You have the right to remain silent.  Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.  You have a right to an attorney.  If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.  Do you know and understand these rights?”

The Miranda Rights.  Thanks to Law & Order and other popular police TV dramas, almost every American can recite them by heart.  Unfortunately, most do not understand how the Miranda rights actually apply in reality.  The most common misconception we encounter is the belief that a person MUST be read their Miranda Rights at the time of arrest.  Many people even believe a police officer’s failure to read them their rights is a basis for having the case dismissed or thrown out.

In reality, Miranda Rights only apply to “custodial interrogations” – that is, statements made by a person in police custody under formally questioning or interrogation.  Therefore, any statements you make or questions you answer before being placed in custody are NOT protected by Miranda.  Even after you’ve been arrested, there is no requirement that your Miranda Rights ever be read unless you’re being formally questioned or interrogated.

So, what does happen if you’re arrested for a DWI in Wake County and the police never read you your Miranda Rights?  In short, the effect of an officer’s failure to read Miranda Rights during the course of a DWI arrest is virtually non-existent.  In the majority of Wake County DWI investigations, the most incriminating statements people make are in the first few minutes following the initial traffic stop – long before being placed in custody.  These statements are not protected by Miranda and will almost certainly be admissible as evidence against you.  Furthermore, all voluntary statements you made while in custody will also be admissible, along with any other evidence of impairment (the officer’s observations, performance of Field Side Sobriety Tests, breathalyzer results, etc.).

Although the police may not be required to read your Miranda Rights, you still have the right to remain silent – and we advise you exercise that right!  If you’re stopped for suspicion of DWI in Raleigh or Wake County, we recommend that you politely and respectfully decline to answer any questions.

If you’re looking for the best DWI lawyer in Raleigh, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Wake County DWI lawyers.

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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.

You've Been Arrested for DWI in Raleigh - What To Do Now?

Defending a DWI case is a complex process. Your journey begins when you hire a local Wake County DWI Attorney.

First, Our Credentials

North Carolina DWI lawyers Wiley Nickel & Mary Elizabeth Robertson are experienced Wake County DWI lawyers and have knowledge of both criminal and civil law. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, located in Cary, we focus on Driving While Impaired (DWI)misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, traffic tickets, and DMV hearings.  Mr. Nickel and Ms. Robertson will work tirelessly on your behalf and make themselves personally available to answer questions when you need them – evenings, weekends, and holidays. Both attorneys can be reached by phone at 919-585-1486 and by email at wiley@wileynickel.com and maryelizabeth@wileynickel.com.  We know how stressful this ordeal is to you and will be engaged in every step of the process to ease your mind.  Mr. Nickel & Ms. Robertson will be there to guide you from start to finish.

The Arrest and DWI Investigation Process

If you’re reading this material, you or someone you care about has had a long night in Wake County, NC. On the way home from dinner or an evening out, you were stopped by police or came upon a DWI checkpoint. You may have had a few drinks, but felt fine to drive. Of course, you would never have driven if you thought for a moment you were unsafe. You are a responsible person who does not take chances. Nevertheless, life circumstances can change pretty quickly, and you now find yourself facing a DWI arrest. You still cannot believe this is actually happening. There are many emotions and fears coming into play. Your mind may be racing. Try not to worry. Defending a DWI is a process and it will take time to work through the various stages. That’s where our firm can help. We can answer your initial questions and explain what happens next.

Regardless of the reason you were initially stopped by police, everything changes once the officer detects any alcohol on your breath. At that point, the focus shifts to a DWI investigation and a DWI arrest. First, you will be asked a series of questions while gathering requested documents such as your driver’s license, vehicle registration, and insurance cards. These are “divided attention” tasks. Next, you will be asked to step out of your car and perform “Field Sobriety Tests” on the side of the road. The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) include the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk and Turn (WAT), and One Leg Stand (OLS).

These sanctioned tests, even if properly administered, are difficult to successfully perform under the best of conditions and without the anxiety of being investigated by police. Even though you may feel like you did well, almost everyone “fails” and gets arrested. You have something of a choice on whether to attempt to comply, but the outcome is usually the same regardless of your good intentions. If you submit to testing, you will most probably fail and be arrested. If you decline testing, you absolutely will be arrested. You get the idea here. Either way, once the investigation starts, you can plan on going to jail.

What To Do When Released?

The morning after you get out, the first thing you need to do is to consult with an experienced Raleigh DWI attorney. There are a lot of lawyers who aggressively market for DWI cases. Over the next few days, you’re going to receive a significant amount of unsolicited mail from lawyers trying to convince you to hire them. Friends and co-workers will typically want to help and will make suggestions. Almost everyone seems to “know a good lawyer” and how a DWI arrest is supposed to go. We respectfully suggest you do your own research before deciding.

The lawyer you ultimately retain can make a real difference in the outcome of your case.  Check out their experience and credentials. You may even want to meet and interview several attorneys. Then, after you have completed a thorough review, you are in a position to make your best choice of who will handle your case. Go with the lawyer who gives you the most confidence and makes you the most comfortable.

You haven’t slept very much because of the stress of going to jail. You think about your driving record and what may even happen with your job. You worry about everything. Is a DWI a felony or a misdemeanor? Will a conviction result in a permanent criminal record? What is this going to cost? What are the court costs and fines? What is this arrest going to do to my automobile insurance rates? How much does an experienced DWI lawyer charge? These are all good questions, and we can help get you answers to all of them.

Limited Driving Privilege (LDP)

The first thing almost every client wants to know is “when can I drive again?” After a DWI arrest, you may be told before being released that your driving privilege has been suspended for the next thirty (30) days.  In many cases, we can help you request driving privileges after the 10th day. We will assist you during that period in gathering all necessary information and then prepare documents for a Limited Driving Privilege. On the eleventh (11th) day after your arrest, we will appear in front of a district court judge and request that your privilege be signed. We then file it with the court, pay your $100 fee, and get you back on the road.  Thirty (30) days from your arrest date, you will be able to get your original license returned after payment of another $100 fee to the court. We explain this procedure in detail in other sections of this website. Of course, you can call us, and we will further explain what needs to be done.

What is the DWI Court Process?

Wake County DWI cases generally take 6-9 months to be resolved.  You will have to be present at all scheduled court dates.  Your first court date and time is shown on the arrest documents given to you when you're released from jail.  On that first date, we will speak with the arresting officer to learn what was recorded about the circumstances of your arrest, we will also examine all documents in your file and request a second court date.   In the meantime, we will file several standard motions and request any video evidence that may be available in your case.

There will be several more court dates while we continue to collect all of the State’s evidence, including the arrest video.  Once we have all the evidence and have carefully reviewed it, we will then be in a position to go over your options so that you can decide what is best for you. We will answer all of your questions, review the pros and cons of your case, and make recommendations. Then, you will decide how you want to proceed. We never pressure our clients on any course of action. Rather, we advise and suggest options. It is your case and your decision. We always remember that we work for you.

Is a DWI Case Worth Fighting?

Absolutely. A DWI arrest is a misdemeanor, not a felony. But, if you are convicted or plead guilty, a DWI conviction results in a permanent criminal record that cannot be expunged as of a new law that takes effect in December of 2015. As with all criminal charges, a DWI should be thoroughly investigated and aggressively defended. The burden of proof is on the State of North Carolina, and the prosecution must prove all elements “beyond a reasonable doubt.” North Carolina has some of the toughest DWI laws in the country, subject to few legal, rather than factual, defenses. You are beginning a very stressful time in your life. That’s why hiring an experienced DWI attorney is critical. We know and understand what is involved and how this process works. We can explain what to expect and answer the questions that are waking you up at night. Then, we can collect all of the State’s evidence and then sit down and review a strategy for your case. If you decide to fight the charges, we will get ready for trial. If you decide to plea, we will prepare available mitigators with the goal of minimizing your ultimate punishment level and sentence. The choice of how to proceed is always yours.

Being charged is NOT the same as being found guilty. Because a DWI is a criminal matter, you are innocent until proven guilty. The State must prove each element of the DWI charge and must present evidence that convicts “beyond a reasonable doubt.” That is a significant standard for the police to meet in order to prove their case against you. If you hire us, we will conduct a thorough “top to bottom” review of your case and all of the State’s evidence.

We begin with “reasonable suspicion” and the DWI investigation protocol under NHTSA guidelines. We then proceed to determine if there was sufficient “probable cause” to arrest and if the police followed all mandates with regards to implied consent rights and administration of breath or blood testing. After we have completed our review, we will discuss your options and give you our recommendations. Then, after we answer your questions and address your concerns, you decide how you want to go forward with your case. Plea or trial is always your decision after our counsel.

What to Do Right Now?

Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for initial answers and guidance.  You can reach us at our office in Cary at 919-585-1486.  We can speak over the phone or schedule a free in office 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.

Third Wake County DWI Case Dismissed!

Wake County is known for having the strictest policies in the state when it comes to DWI arrests and prosecutions – no reduced charge, no plea bargains, and very rare dismissals.  During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, for example, only a little more than 10% of all DWI charges in Wake County were disposed of by dismissal, as opposed to over 30% in Mecklenburg County.

Last week, attorney Mary Elizabeth Robertson was able to get another client’s DWI case dismissed in open court.  The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel is particularly proud of this victory, as it’s the third DWI case we’ve gotten dismissed this year. 

If you’re looking for the best DWI lawyer in Raleigh, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Wake County DWI lawyers.

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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 DWI Attroney Wiley Nickel Explains what to do when arrested for DWI 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.

DMV License Restoration Hearing Success!

Last week, The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel successfully represented a client at a DWI Restoration Hearing, resulting in conditional restoration of the client’s license. 

The client, CT, had his North Carolina driver’s license permanently suspended in 2002 after receiving his 3rd DWI conviction.  When CT came to The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel for representation, he had already tried to represent himself at prior DMV hearings with no success.  We were able to assist him in gathering all the required documentation, which must be submitted to determine initial hearing eligibility, including certified motor vehicle and criminal records from multiple states.  We also worked closely with all 4 witnesses to ensure they were fully prepared to testify at the hearing.  After considering all the evidence offered and the witness testimony, the hearing officer determined that we had offered ample proof to justify conditional restoration of CT’s license.

Under North Carolina law, following a DWI-related permanent suspension, you must wait at least 3 years before starting the DMV license restoration process.  During a free consultation with one of our experienced DMV hearing lawyers, we will determine whether you meet the eligibility requirements and explain the next steps in the process.  We handle DWI Restoration Hearings at every DMV location in Wake County.

If your license has been permanently suspended for DWI convictions, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with one of our experienced Wake County DMV hearing lawyers.

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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 SHOULD I DO IF I’M STOPPED FOR A DWI IN RALEIGH NC?

How to avoid a Wake County DWI during the 2014 December Christmas Holiday. Top Seven Things to Avoid a DWI and what to do if you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI.
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Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage

Per North Carolina General Statute 20-138.7(a), no person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway or the right-of-way of a highway: (1) while there is an alcoholic beverage in the passenger area in other than the unopened manufacturer’s original container; and (2) while the driver is consuming alcohol or while alcohol remains in the driver’s body.

Any container in which the seal has been broken is defined as an open container.  A passenger area is considered any area within reach of a seated driver or passenger.  This includes the glove compartment.  The trunk and behind the back seat is not considered the passenger area and is out of reach of the driver and the passenger.

The driver will not be in violation of Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage unless he has consumed alcohol.  Only the person who possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage will be in violation and shall be charged.  The odor of an alcoholic beverage on the breath of the driver is not enough evidence to prove that alcohol has been consumed.

Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage is an infraction, and is not considered a moving violation for DMV purposes. The first offense is of Transporting an Open Container of Alcohol is considered a Class 3 misdemeanor; the second offense is considered a Class 2 misdemeanor.  If a Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage charge is associated with a Driving While Impaired charge, the punishment shall not exceed the maximum. 

For more information on Transporting an Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC today 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.

Cary NC Police Officer Charged with DWI

A senior officer in the Cary Police Department resigned her job after an arrest in July on charges she was driving while impaired.

Tiffany Dawn Silsbee, sideswiped four vehicles along Raleigh's Boylan Avenue, according to the police.  After the crash it was reported that she had a .09 blood alcohol content.  A Town of Cary spokesperson said Silsbee resigned from the force after her arrest.

Ms. Silsbee was the chemical analyst for many DWI cases in Wake County.  If you were charged with a DWI in Cary, NC our office will certainly check to see if she was the chemical analyst for your case.

See the link on the WRAL site for more information.

If you were charged with a DWI in Cary, North Carolina call our office at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation with a Wake COunty DWI lawyer.  We are conveniently located in Cary, North Carolina by exit 289 on I-40 near the SAS campus and Umstead hotel.  Our office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary.

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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.

Arrested for Drunk Driving but the police never read you your Miranda rights?

One of the most common misconceptions in criminal law and procedure is the significance of a police failure to read Miranda rights — the right to remain silent, and right to an attorney — to a suspect or someone who was arrested. Many people believe that if they are arrested for a drunk driving (DWI or DUI) offense (or drug offense, or any other criminal offense), and the arresting officer never reads the defendant his Miranda rights, that the case must be thrown out. Unfortunately this is not the case.

In fact, the effect of an officer’s failure to read Miranda rights to a suspect in the course of a drunk driving arrest is very limited. Specifically, if you are arrested for a DWI and you are not read your Miranda rights, the only effect this will have on your case is that any statements you made while in custody, in response to interrogation, will not be admissible as evidence against you in the state’s case-in-chief (though it may be admissible as impeachment evidence in rebuttal).

In order for Miranda to apply one needs to two factors (1) custody and (2) interrogation.  Just being pulled over by the side of the road doesn’t meet the legal burden for being “in custody.”  So it’s always safer not to answer questions that could be incriminating.  You are not required to answer questions – that’s the crux of the Miranda right.

The legal effect of Miranda’s guarantee is just limited to statements made by a defendant, and is further limited only to statements made by a defendant after he or she is placed into custody, and further, only to statements made in response to questions by state officials which are designed to elicit an incriminating response.

As a result, if you are arrested for a DWI in Raleigh or elsewhere in North Carolina and you’re never read your rights, the effect on your case is likely to be non-existent. In most cases in North Carolina, the most damning statements made by individuals suspected of drunk driving are made in the first few minutes of a traffic stop, well before being placed into custody, which means those statements are not protected by Miranda at all. Miranda will do nothing to prevent your breathalyzer (BAC) result from coming in to evidence, nor will it limit the State’s ability to introduce the officer’s testimony of his observations of what he will claim were visible signs of impairment.

If you’re stopped by police on suspicion of drunk driving or anything else, you should respectfully decline to answer any questions. It is very important to be both polite and respectful when declining to answer questions.  If you’re asked if you’ve been drinking, don’t say yes or no. Just say you would prefer not to answer any questions. If you’re asked where you’ve been, you certainly shouldn’t say you just came from a bar or a restaurant. Just repeat that you would prefer not to answer any questions.

Miranda may not help you much in a DWI stop, but knowing your right to remain silent in advance and exercising that right may be the difference between a Guilty and a Not Guilty — or a probable cause finding or lack thereof — when your case goes to trial.

Raleigh DWI lawyer Wiley Nickel is a criminal defense attorney in Raleigh, North Carolina (Wake County) the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel represents individuals charged with DWIs and misdemeanors. Contact us for a free initial 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.

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.

What counts as driving for a DWI in North Carolina?

I'm often asked what counts as driving for the state to convict someone of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).  You can actually receive a DWI if you are sitting in a car with the engine running.  The definition of driving requires that the defendant is "in actual physical control of a vehicle which is in motion or which has the engine running." State v. Fields, 77 NC App 404 (1985).

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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 Should I Do During a Traffic Stop?

I'm often asked what someone should do during a traffic stop.  If you're pulled over in North Carolina for any traffic offense here is my general list of Do's and Don'ts.

  1. Always be "polite and cooperative."  Police officers have a ton of discretion and can make your life totally miserable if you give them attitude.  They have egos just like anyone else and if your behavior is offensive they can use their discretion to follow the letter of the law and add some extra charges.  If you're later in court and the oficer says you were not "polite and cooperative" there are many judges who will use their discretion to give you stiffer penalties.  Be respectful at all times.  Being a police officer is a tough and thankless job and they truly deserve your respect for the sacrifices they make to keep everyone safe.  It really just doesn't pay to be a jerk.
  2. Now when I say "cooperative" I do not mean that you should give up your Constitutional rights.  You are only required to give your name, driver's license and vehicle registration.  If the Officer orders you out of the car you should comply.  You should be cooperative with all orders but that does not mean you need to answer other qestions.  All of the officer's questions are designed to trip you up and make you admit to something that will improve the officer's case against you or to give him probable cause to arrest you or to search your vehicle.  I advise people to avoid giving direct answers to these questions (i.e. Do you know why I pulled you over? Do you know how fast you were going?  Have you had anything to drink tonight?).  They're asking you these questions to make you admit guilt or to give the officer probable cause to later arrest you.  Generally I find it's best not to say anything.  Just remember to be very respectful when you do not directly answer the officer's questions.  You can ask if you're under arrest and you have every right to politely tell the officer that you need to move along and do not have time to answer questions.  There's really no one size fits all answer for what to tell an officer.  Just generally be aware that anything you say will likely be used against you later on if you are given a ticket or arrested.
  3. Keep your registration current and check your lights ahead of time.  Driving when your vehicle is not regsitered is surprising a moving violation.  If you do not have your registration it is an offense where you should not pay your ticket and you should hire an attorney to get the ticket dismissed upon proof of current registration.  Hit this link for more about vehicle registration offenses.
  4. Stay in your car.  Do not get out of the vehicle.  Keep your hands visible on the steering wheel at all times.  While it is scary for you to get pulled over it is also very scary for a police officer to pull you over.  In their mind every car they pull over could be an armed dangerous criminal with an arrest warrant.  Every year police officers are shot and killed during routine traffic stops by convicted felons.  Make their job easier and less stressful by keeping your hands visible on the steering wheel and by not leaving your car.
  5. Have your license, registration and proof of insurance together and ready as soon as the officer gets to your vehicle.  Your registration and insurance should always be together, current and easily accesible from your seat.  Plan ahead whenever you drive and make sure those documents are ready at all times.
  6. Don't ask "What's the problem officer?"  The police officer will tell you.  Again it's best to say as little as possible (if not anything at all).  The more you talk the deeper you'll dig yourself in a hole.  Also avoid giving the officer advice about the law.  It's one of the bigger pet peeves for police officers to be told about the law by someone they're about to give aticket to.  Nothing good will come other than pissing off the officer.  Less is more when it comes to speaking during a traffic stop.
  7. Generally avoid giving "consent" to search your vehicle.  The police will look inside your car.  Don't have anything visible that could get the officer's attention.  If you have something embarassing in the car or something you don't want the officer to see you have every right in the world to avoid giving "consent" for a search.  Once you give "consent" for a search then you have no legal arguments down the road to throw out an unconstitutional search of your vehicle.  Usually if an officer is asking for your consent to search your vehicle they're trying to get a look at something that they cannot do without violating your constitutional rights.  Of course every situation is unique but generally there's not a lot of good that can come from giving up your rights by consenting to a search.

If you've received a traffic ticket the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel can help.  We serve Wake County, Durham County, Orange County and Chatham County in North Carolina.  Our office is in Cary, NC and is conveniently located in the middle of the research triangle.  We offer free consultations. 

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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.