Wake County Speeding in a Work or School Zone

Unlike a regular speeding ticket, speeding in a work or school zone comes with stricter consequences. Speeding in a work or school zone results in a mandatory $250.00 fine. You might think that it would be easier on you to send in the check and get the whole thing over with. As a general guideline, if you pay the fine for your speeding ticket, you are pleading guilty. If you were speeding 15 miles or more over the limit, your license can be revoked upon a plea of guilty. 

Hiring an experienced traffic attorney is the first step toward handling your speeding ticket the right way. When your ticket is brought to court, the judge may consider a prayer for judgment in exchange for some community service to be completed. It is important that you know this may be a requirement to get you a positive outcome.

If you have been charged with speeding in a work or school zone in Wake County, traffic attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel may be able to help you avoid losing your license and give  some you peace of mind. We want to help you get the best possible outcome and avoid the loss of your license or unnecessary fines and fees. We can also likely appear in court on your behalf.

Our office is located in Cary, North Carolina. We service all of Wake County for all types of speeding tickets and infractions. Call (919) 585-1486 for more information or a free consultation and price quote for your Wake County ticket.  

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Wiley Nickel

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

New Policy for School Zone Prayer for Judgments in Wake County

As part of several changes to existing traffic court policies, the Wake County District Attorney’s Office announced last week that it would begin consenting to the entry of a Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) in Speeding in a School Zone cases where the following criteria is met:

§  The driver was charged with going no more than 15 mph over the post school zone speed limit

§  The driver has no other traffic violations within 3 years

§  The driver has no prior charges for Speeding in a School Zone

§  The driver completes community service at the direction of the judge or magistrate

A Prayer for Judgment Continued (PJC) is a unique thing to North Carolina but it could mean zero insurance points and zero DMV points if you are able to get one. 

If you’ve been charged with Speeding in a School Zone in Wake County, call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation.  One of our experienced Raleigh speeding ticket lawyers will discuss how we can help you avoid license and insurance points by getting a PJC on your Wake County Speeding in a School Zone ticket.

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Wiley Nickel

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

Raleigh Speeding in a School Zone

Traditionally, speed limits around schools are lowered to protect children and pedestrian crossing during school hours.  The limit will not be below 20 mph and drivers should receive ample notice from preceding signs in the area.  The signs must not only designate the lower speed, but also the time-frame in which the speed is enforced. 

A normal speeding charge in Wake County can normally be reduced with the help of an experienced traffic attorney. However, a speeding ticket in a school zone can be much more difficult to reduce for obvious safety reasons.

At the judge’s discretion, you may be able to get a prayer for judgement continued. In order to get a PJC, most judges will also require community service. The benefit of a PJC as a result of successfully completing community service is that your insurance rates will not increase as a result of your ticket.

If you try to handle this particular type of ticket alone, it is likely that it will result in a conviction. Don’t go it alone! Our experienced traffic attorneys can help determine if you are eligible for a PJC or work on getting you the best outcome possible for your situation. Without an attorney, you’re looking at the possibility of DMV points on your license and an increase in insurance premiums. Save yourself the time, money, and stress and call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at (919)585-1486.  We handle traffic matters in Wake County including Raleigh, Morrisville, Cary, Apex, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Zebulon, Wake Forest and Holly Springs.

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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.