Assault Charge Lawyer in Raleigh, NC

Wiley Nickel Assault Charge Lawyer Raleigh

In North Carolina assaults are viewed as serious violent crimes. You do not have to physically touch someone to be charged with assault in Raleigh, North Carolina, and even found guilty. If you are facing the possibility of a criminal record for assault or time in prison, you need the best possible Wake County assault charge lawyer on your side who can help to get the best outcome for you.

Even if you were just defending yourself in a brawl, you might have let your anger take over. Whatever the case may be and whatever the situation was, your side of the story must be heard, and everyone deserves fair treatment under the law in North Carolina. An assault charge lawyer in Raleigh, NC will work to defend your rights.

Laws and Penalties Regarding Assault in Raleigh, North Carolina

There are many different classifications and levels of assault in North Carolina. A great deal of the distinction involves who was hurt, how severely they were hurt, and what happened.

Misdemeanor Assault

If an assault occurs that is not considered as one of the more serious types of assault under North Carolina law, it is typically classed as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Such assaults usually include verbal assaults, fights, and minor physical contact.

A Class 1 misdemeanor is punishable by up to 120 days of jail time. If you have a criminal history, and depending on what it is, your assault charge lawyers might be able to have your sentence suspended so that you rather serve time on probation instead of in prison.  There are often deferral deals available where one could do community service or anger management classes as part of a deal for a dismissal.

Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon

A deadly weapon is usually considered a tool or weapon that has the potential to cause death. This could include a strangulation device, a vehicle, a firearm, and other objects that could cause such harm. Under this offense, there are a number of situations that qualify and each has their own potential sentence and classification.

For an assault in Raleigh, North Carolina that occurred with intent to kill and resulting in seriously bodily injury, you will be charged with a Class C felony. These felonies are punishable by up to 44 – 92 months imprisonment if you are a first-time offender. The sentence may be longer if you have prior convictions.

It must be noted that there are circumstances within your case that could automatically elevate the seriousness of your charge. Aggravating circumstances include assaults done on people such as the elderly, handicapped, and firemen. Furthermore, an assault in Raleigh, N.C. committed at a school, on public transportation, or at a public event might be viewed as more serious.

Domestic Simple Assault in North Carolina

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, it is not unusual for an assault and battery or simple assault to have taken place. There are a variety of layers of assault and battery and they may sometimes occur between people who have, or had, a dating relationship of some type.

Simple Assault

A simple assault is a Class 2 misdemeanor that is punishable by up to 60 days in prison. This kind of assault occurs when someone commits assault on someone else. Interestingly, physical contact does not have to be made for an assault to have taken place.

Assault on a Female

When a female is assaulted, it is considered a Class A1 misdemeanor that is punishable by a sentence of no more than 150 days imprisonment. When it comes to domestic households, this can be a common charge, since often, verbal arguments between people involved in a relationship can result in physical confrontations. For men, in particular, this can be problematic, since the laws afford females additional protection as it relates to being the victim of an assault.

In order to meet the elements of assault on a female, an adult male who is eighteen years or older must have committed battery or assault on a female.

When Should You Contact an Assault Charge Lawyer?

A knowledgeable assault charge lawyer will have ample experience with cases of assault in Raleigh, N.C. An assault charge lawyer understands how to present a case in the best possible way to the prosecutor and judge, and can defend you against your charges, often getting those charges dismissed or reduced before going to trial. If you are facing charges of assault, you need to speak to an assault charge lawyer with the right experience who can protect your rights.

If you have been charged with an assault, it is important not to discuss the situation with anyone other than your assault charge lawyer.

Contact an Assault Charge Lawyer in Raleigh at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC Today

An assault charge lawyer can assist you with your assault charges and ensure that you have the right criminal defense team on your side to fight aggressively for you at trial. It is also important to have an attorney on your side to effectively represent you and who will work tirelessly to defend you against your charges or seek any possible advantages. Our defense lawyers are committed to fighting for the best possible case outcome and protecting your rights throughout the Wake County criminal defense process.  You can reach us at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle assault cases in Wake County, NC.

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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.

Another Not-Guilty Verdict for The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel: Not Guilty on Assault with a Deadly Weapon

This month Attorney Wiley Nickel had another Not-Guilty verdict for one of our client’s in Wake County.  The client was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.  After a trial in District Court, our client was found Not Guilty.  The State of North Carolina needs to prove every element of the crime beyond a reasonable doubt.  We presented a solid defense and the judge agreed that the State of North Carolina was unable to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt.

Generally you will need to try your case in Wake County as the DA is unlikely to dismiss an assault with a deadly weapons case absent a trial.  Our assault lawyers enjoy trying cases and believe that an aggressive defense is often the best offense. If you are charged with Assault & Battery, Assault on a Female, or Assault with a Deadly Weapon in the Wake County or Raleigh area, contact The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel to speak with Raleigh Assault Lawyer Wiley Nickel. 

You can reach assault attorney Wiley Nickel directly at wiley@wileynickel.com or 919-585-1486 for a free consultation about your case.  Our office is conveniently located in Cary, NC by the   I-40 exit at Harrison Avenue and Weston Parkway.  We also handle expungement petitions and can explain the process to remove an assault charge after the case is dismissed or there is a finding of “Not Guilty.”

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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.

Assault and Domestic Violence Defense Lawyer in Cary, North Carolina

Accused of Domestic Abuse in Wake County North Carolina?

If you have been accused of domestic violence or a 50-B protective restraining order has been filed against you, you need an experienced domestic violence defense lawyer in Raleigh, North Carolina.

A former Prosecutor with experience handling Domestic Violence cases

Attorney Wiley Nickel, is a former prosecutor who fights hard for his clients and is an aggressive criminal defense attorney. He offers practical advice and vigorous defense to clients accused of violating provisions of North Carolina's assault and domestic violence laws.

Experience Representing Men in Domestic Violence Cases

Criminal Defense Lawyer Wiley Nickel has extensive experience in representing men in domestic violence cases. In many cases the man is charged with the offense. However, simply because you are a man does not mean you are the aggressor. In many situations the hands of he police are tied when called to a hoe and someone mist be charged with Assault.  Wiley Nickel will advocate for your rights and be sure that you are given fair and competent representation.

Contact our domestic violence defense lawyer for a free consultation. Call our Cary law office at 919-585-1486 or e-mail us. Protect your rights and your relationships with family members.

Representing Women Charged with Domestic Violence.

Alternatively, sometimes women are charged with Domestic Violence either in a criminal setting or in a civil 50B setting. After being assaulted, they are twice victimized when the assailant makes sure he is the first to get to the police or magistrate to file charges.

Attorney Wiley Nickel has represented women defendants in these matters, advocating that the charges were fabricated or presenting issues of self-defense or defense of third parties.

Consequences of 50-B Protection Order

If you violate any of the provisions of a 50-B protective order, you may be arrested and jailed. You may be held in jail without bond in a domestic violence case for many hours until the judge decides to hear your matter. You may lose your vehicle, be prevented from seeing your children, living in your home or moving freely through your community. An experienced attorney knows how to negotiate a client's timely release and the most favorable resolution of a 50-B proceeding.

If the client is an alien and not a United States citizen, they face a risk of deportation as the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) considers even the most minor of these offenses to be a "crime of moral turpitude."

Domestic Violence Crimes and Possible Defenses

Attorney Wiley Nickel is prepared to defend the following criminal and civil charges:

Physical violence and domestic assault
Spousal abuse
Assault on a female
Sexual abuse
Communicating threats and Harassing Phone Calls
Criminal trespass

The District Attorneys' office vigorously prosecutes domestic violence charges.  Defense attorney Nickel will consider all possible defenses, including issues of:

Self-defense
Defense of Property
Whether a charge of physical violence and assault was actually reasonable contact
Was a perceived threat just harmless "letting off steam"?
If the Accuser Does Not Come to Court or Will Not Prosecute

Even if you think that the accuser will not want to press charges, or will not be coming to court, you will still need representation by a good criminal law attorney. The Wake County District Attorney will often try to prosecute these cases even without the "victim" coming to court. The District Attorneys' Office generally prohibits allowing the victim to drop charges even if he or she wants to.

What If the Police Want to Talk to Me?

Law enforcement will frequently try to convince, or even coerce, you into giving a statement by making false promises of favorable treatment. But whatever benefit you get from talking to the police is far outweighed by the damage you will do to your case. The most important thing to remember if confronted by law enforcement is to say and do nothing until hiring a defense attorney to protect your rights.

Accused of Domestic Abuse? Contact Us regarding Wake County cases.

When your case is important to you...
When experience counts...
Call 919-585-1486 or e-mail our Cary office to schedule a consultation about defense against charges of domestic violence or child abuse.

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Raleigh Criminal Defense 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 Assault Charges Lawyer

A criminal conviction is a serious matter that requires an experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights. Our firm, located in Cary, North Carolina, defends people against misdemeanor and felony charges. We practice in state courts throughout North Carolina. Some of the charges we defend our clients against include:

Violent Crimes

Examples of these crimes include charges of assault, assault with a deadly weapon, battery, aggravated assault, involuntary manslaughter, and disorderly conduct.  Many of our clients are involved in a domestic disturbance and are arrested based simply on the fact that police will usually be forced to arrest someone if there is the smallest sign of a scrape to one of the people involved.

Drug Charges

A drug crime includes a charge for possession, sale, distribution, manufacture, and cultivation of drugs. 

Domestic Violence and Protection Orders

Another major area of our criminal defense practice includes defending people charged with domestic violence. You may face a protection order in a domestic violence case. A restraining order may also prevent you from contacting your spouse, children, or going to your home. If you violate a restraining or protection order, you will face additional criminal charges. We defend people facing accusations of sexual abuse and domestic violence in divorce and custody battles.

Our criminal defense attorney will also counsel people about the expungement process. We help people remove past convictions from their record that hinders their employment, housing, and lifestyle opportunities.

Defend yourself against criminal charges by contacting a criminal lawyer at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.

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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.

Recent Case Results: Not Guilty in Wake County

As an aggressive Raleigh defense lawyer I fight hard for my clients.  This past Friday we just had a not guilty verdict in Wake County for a client charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Assault on a Female.

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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 Assault Charges Attorney

In North Carolina, the offense of Assault and Battery is the unlawful touching of another with the intent of causing them harm. In some cases, an actual physical touching need not occur. Assault cases are serious matters in which an attorney should be consulted. Assaults that occur within a relationship are considered Domestic Assaults. These convictions can result in probation or even jail time. In addition, an assault conviction on your record can carry serious detrimental long-term consequences. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel can help make sure that all of your rights are protected throughout this process.

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Criminal Defense Attorney Wiley Nickel has is a former prosecutor with years of experience handling all criminal matters, especially assaults.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel represents individuals in Wake County charged with Assault and Battery. Defense Attorney Wiley Nickel possesses the requisite knowledge and familiarity with the courtroom to provide you with the best representation possible.

Wiley Nickel is an energetic attorney who aggressively defends his clients. Serious attention will be paid to every detail of your case and all possible legal defenses will be explored.

There is no charge for the consultation during which he will evaluate and analyze your case.

Attorney Wiley Nickel is committed to representing his clients and ensuring that their rights are protected. He will advise you of all the possible defenses that you may have and possible outcomes in your case. In addition, he will guide you through the sometimes complex criminal justice system so that you will understand the process every step of the way.

If you are charged with assault, please call the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel today to ensure that you will be aggressively represented and that all of your rights will be protected.

Contact a North Carolina Assault Charges Lawyer

Our representation is available to residents of the Raleigh 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 criminal defense attorney.

Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina.  Call 919-585-1486 for a free consultation about your assault case or other Wake County misdemeanor.

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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.