Driving While License Revoked in Raleigh, North Carolina

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

Our goal is to get you back on the road

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

Aggressive DWLR defense in Raleigh, NC

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

Contact us for a Free Consultation

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

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Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.

Why is my North Carolina License Suspended?

There are many reasons why a license can be suspended in North Carolina. One of the most common circumstances is a failure to appear or failure to pay fine on a traffic ticket. Most people do not know that if you fail to show up to court or don’t pay your fine or fee, you can lose your driver’s license. Some people ignore their traffic tickets or simply forget about them, this can have serious consequences!

Whether it was intentional or not, failure to appear on your court date to resolve a traffic ticket results in the clerk of court marking your file “called and failed.” After this happens, you have 20 days to appear in court and attempt to get your case back on a court calendar, OR, if possible, just pay the ticket fines and court fees.  If after 20 days you have not contacted the clerk’s office, your case will be recorded as a “failure to appear.” A FTA comes with a $200 late fee in addition to the original court costs and fines associated with the ticket.

Next, the Division of Motor Vehicles is involved. The clerk of court will notify the DMV, who in turn, will send a letter warning that your license will be suspended within 60 days if you do not address the issue. On the 60th day, if there have been no attempts to correct the FTA, the NC DMV will revoke your license. A DMV revocation results in indefinite suspension of your license.

If you go to court for your traffic ticket and are ordered to pay a fine or court fee, and you do not comply, the process and timeline are very similar with the only difference being a $50.00 late fee instead of $200.00.

So by not showing up to court, or not paying your court costs/fines for a minor traffic ticket, you can lose your North Carolina driver’s license!!

What can I do if this has happened to me????

If you have lost your license or have received a DWLR charge because of the failure to appear or pay the costs/fine contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC for a free consultation at (919) 585-1486. Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle Wake County driving charges.  We focus on traffic citations that result from a failure to appear or to pay a fine and can walk you through the process and discuss your options to fix the matter to 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.

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.

Raleigh Defense Attorney for Driving While License Revoked

Many people are unaware of the potentially serious consequences of driving while license revoked or suspended, but it is a jailable offense in North Carolina. The first time you are convicted, consequences could mean a one-year revocation of your driver’s license. A second conviction could mean two years revocation, and a third conviction could mean permanent revocation of your license.

NC DMV Revocations

Revocation of a North Carolina driver’s license can have a very serious impact on your life. For many people, it means not being able to drive to and from a job they depend on. It can also make simple errands — like a doctor’s appointment or a trip to the grocery store — seem impossible.

Wake County DWLR Lawyer

Because of these serious consequences, working with an experienced Wake County DWLR lawyer is critical to your success when you have been accused of driving with license revoked. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC in Cary, North Carolina, we focused on doing everything possible to get you back on the road. We dedicate ourselves fully to our clients so that they can trust that we will help them achieve the best possible results.

A PJC may help

In many cases, we are able to convince the court to dismiss your DWLR charges.  In other cases, we may be able to prevent a judge from entering a conviction on our client’s case by entering a PJC (Prayer for Judgment Continued).

Failure to Appear could be the reason for your suspension

We also represent people who have been accused of failure to appear. Failure to appear may be the reason your driver’s license was suspended or revoked.  If you fail to pay a speeding ticket that could also be the root cause of your suspension.

Contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel

If you have been accused of driving with license revoked or driving on a suspended license, the best way to achieve positive results is to talk with an experienced Raleigh DWLR attorney. To talk with us about your options, contact DWLR lawyer Wiley Nickel by calling (919) 585-1486 for a free consultation.


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Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel lives and works in Cary, North Carolina. In 1998, he graduated from Tulane University with a major in Political Science and a minor in History. After college Wiley went to work for Al Gore and travelled with the Vice President as part of his national advance staff. Following the Gore campaign he earned his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law in 2005. While in law school Wiley worked as a law clerk in the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office where he gained valuable criminal trial experience before taking and passing the California bar exam. His first job out of law school was for the Merced County District Attorney’s Office where he worked as a Deputy District Attorney with a focus on prosecuting DWI offenders. Wiley later joined the Law Offices of Joseph Uremovic where he focused on civil litigation and family law. When the opportunity came to join the Obama campaign in 2008 Wiley jumped at the chance. He spent three years travelling with President Obama as a member of his national advance team. In 2011 Wiley left his work for the White House to return to the practice of law. Wiley devotes the majority of his practice to the areas of criminal law, family law, traffic tickets and DMV issues. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel was started with the goal of providing the best representation possible for all of his clients. Experienced, Compassionate, Aggressive Criminal Defense While defense attorney Wiley Nickel works as the primary attorney for all of his cases, he does have an associate attorney, a team of investigators, forensic consultants, and support staff to call on to help achieve the best possible result in every case. He limits his case load so that he can focus on providing the best possible legal defense to all of his clients. Every case is a top priority and the goal is to have your case dismissed with a focus on being able to expunge your charges at the end of the process. When he is not working, Wiley is an avid family man, distance runner and golfer. He loves North Carolina college sports and is hoping this is the year for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers. Wiley is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.