Raleigh Traffic & Speeding Ticket Lawyers

Raleigh Traffic & Speeding Ticket Lawyers

It’s not “just” a speeding ticket, and it’s far more than a reckless driving ticket – traffic tickets can mean thousands of dollars in increased insurance costs. While a single traffic ticket can raise your insurance rates and make you a target for police, several traffic violations will change your life dramatically.

In North Carolina, traffic offenses can encompass many kinds of violations. Convictions for speeding, reckless driving, illegal turns, driving without a valid license, leaving the scene of an accident, running a red light and other offenses can mean higher insurance rates, points against your driver’s license, fines, loss of driving privileges and other penalties. If you’ve been charged with a traffic violation, don’t discount it as a minor inconvenience. You need the advice of an experienced Raleigh traffic & speeding ticket attorney at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC.

Consequences of North Carolina Traffic Tickets

What can happen if you’re arrested for a traffic violation? Although many people imagine that they might just pay a ticket and be done with an offense, it often isn’t that simple. Of course, North Carolina traffic penalties vary with violations, but some of the consequences you could face include:

-          Driver’s license points/DMV Points

-          Increased insurance rates/increased insurance premiums

-          Mandatory driver safety courses (4 and 8 hours)

-          Community service

-          Jail sentences

-          Driver’s license suspension or revocation

-          Payment of fines/Payment of court costs

-          Payment of restitution

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel – Reputable Raleigh Traffic Ticket Attorneys

Getting a traffic ticket in North Carolina can be a serious ordeal. Not only will it affect your driving record, but it will also impact your wallet. In addition to fines and court costs, insurance companies have their own points systems, separate from the DMV point system. So your insurance rates could skyrocket for common violations like speeding.

If you want to lessen the impact of a traffic violation, contact the Raleigh traffic ticket attorneys at The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel. We have successfully handled cases involving everything from speeding tickets to DWI/DUI to DWLR.

Call 919-585-1486 or use the convenient online form at the right of the page to submit your information, and we will contact you right away for a free consultation.  Our office is located in Cary, NC and we handle traffic ticket cases in Wake County and Chatham 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.

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

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

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

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

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Wiley Nickel

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

Should I Pay My Wake County Traffic Ticket Online?

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

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

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

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Wiley Nickel

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

Hire an attorney before you are charged, and take control of your charges.

Were you involved in an altercation that you fear will lead to criminal charges? We can help you prevent criminal charges from being filed. At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, our criminal defense attorneys are here to help you regardless of the stage of your case. If a co-worker, neighbor or family member is threatening to press charges, we can help. If police officers have stopped by your home or work to question you, we can help.

When criminal charges are looming, you must act fast. We will call the local police department, or sheriff’s office to investigate the allegations against you. In some instances, we can prevent charges from ever being brought. If charges are filed against you, we can help control if and when you are arrested. There is nothing more embarrassing than being arrested at work, and nothing less convenient than being arrested in the middle of the night. Let us help you work with the police from the beginning to make your experience with the legal system as smooth as possible.

Call our attorneys, Wiley Nickel and Kristi Haddock, for a free consultation.

 

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Wiley Nickel

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

RALEIGH SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE LAWYER or DWLR

RALEIGH SUSPENDED DRIVERS LICENSE LAWYER

North Carolina Revoked Drivers License Attorney

North Carolina law calls for automatic drivers license suspension whenever a driver collects too many tickets within a year to year and a half period, it sometimes happens that a driver is pulled over on a fresh violation only to discover that he or she is already driving on a suspended or revoked license.  Many people are unaware that they may be driving without a valid license. If you have been charged with driving while revoked or suspended, call us today at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or contact us online to learn how you can avoid the worst consequences of a ticket for driving while revoked or suspended — an additional suspension of 12 months or longer.

Cited While Driving While Revoked (DWLR)?

Defense attorney Wiley Nickel has a thorough knowledge of the North Carolina traffic code, and also understands the practical workings of the criminal justice system in Wake County. Attorney Wiley Nickel uses this knowledge and experience to help his clients resolve serious driver's license problems without lengthy suspension periods.

The key to protecting your license in the face of a driving while revoked ticket is to take the right legal path in the proper order. This might involve filing one or more motions to reopen old traffic violations before dealing with the current ticket. It might mean seeking relief on prior tickets in multiple counties. Whatever approach best suits your particular circumstances, you can depend on Criminal Defense Lawyer Wiley Nickel to plot a good path and explain it in terms you can understand.

Failure to Appear in Court Can Result in License Suspension

There are several ways to get your license suspended or revoked in North Carolina: any DWI conviction without applying for a hardship license, accumulating too many points against your license, or even failing to show up for a court date if you haven't paid the ticket beforehand.  Many clients are surprised to learn that they are driving without a valid license simply because they didn't pay an old speeding ticket or minor traffic citation.

In any case, most drivers who deal with tickets for driving while revoked discover that resolving the problem themselves normally results in an additional year's suspension.  If you have a suspension we might be able to help you get a temporary driving permit.

Contact a Drivers License Defense Attorney

If your drivers license is suspended or revoked and you want to recover your driving privilege without further sanctions, call us today at 919-585-1486 for a free consultation or contact us online.  Our office is centrally located in Cary, NC.  We help clilents from Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville and other cities located in Wake County, North Carolina.

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Wiley Nickel

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

Motion for Appropriate Relief (MAR) by Wake County Traffic Attorney Wiley Nickel

Have you ever received a speeding ticket in North Carolina? Did you just pay it off by mailing back the citation with payment?  If you did that you probably found that your insurance rates went through the roof.  Filing a motion for appropriate relief may be a way to reverse the bad effects caused by that decision.

When you pay a traffic ticket you are pleading guilty.  When you plead guilty to a traffic offense, points are applied to your driving record and to your insurance record.  What does this mean?  It means your insurance rates will increase.  In North Carolina, insurance companies can surcharge you per point placed on your record. This is why it is good to consult with Attorney before your scheduled court date.  My advice is DO NOT pay off your Raleigh area traffic ticket until you speak with a Wake County Speeding Ticket Attorney.

If you are looking for a Traffic Defense Attorney and or an Attorney to handle a speeding ticket in Wake County Please Call The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC at 919-585-1486.

If you paid your ticket and are seeking to escape the consequences of that mistake there is a way to reverse the points by having the case re-opened.  This is called a motion for appropriate relief. Legal documents must be filed and served on the District Attorney’s office requesting that the case be re-opened. You should contact a traffic ticket lawyer in your area to assist you with this. It is not cheap, but it will save you insurance points and money in the long run.

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel assists clients with representation with Wake County Traffic Tickets, Traffic tickets in Raleigh, License Restorations, reckless driving charges, high speed violations, warrant strikes, and other infractions.  Feel free to contact us at 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.

List of reasons you lost your license and have been charged with (DWLR) Driving While License Revoked

I handle a fair amount of DWLR cases in Wake County and often my clients don't know why their license was revoked in the first place.  This is a list of reasons why one's driving privilege may have been revoked in North Carolina.


1.  DWI (Driving While Intoxicated)       
2.  Driving After Consuming alcohol under 21 years of age   
3.  Speeding  15 mph over the speed limit if the limit is 55 
4.  Second charge of speeding  15 mph over the limit in 60 days    
 5.  Speeding and reckless driving on the same date   
6.  Two convictions of speeding over 55 in one year
7.  Conviction of Speeding and Reckless driving within 1 year                                                                                                            
8.  Willful spontaneous racing with another motor vehicle
9.  Driving after Judge ordered non-operation of motor vehicle as part of suspended sentence.
10.  Speeding over 75 mph in 55-65 mph zone
11.  Manslaughter by motor vehicle    
12.  Misd. Death by MOTOR VEHICLE     
13.  Manslaughter while under influence of impairing substance  
14.  Assault by MOTOR VEHICLE       
15.  Speeding over 15 mph and attempt to avoid arrest   
16.  Willful prearranged racing of MOTOR VEHICLE   
17.  Watching/Betting/Loaning a car for prearranged racing  
18.  Two reckless driving charges within 1 year     
19.  Failure to Pay Child Support
20.  Revocation/Refusal of Probation for Felony 
21.  Conviction of any moving violation which is charged while license revoked
22.  Any subsequent conviction of DWLR
23.  Failure to appear in court (FTA) on any traffic citation
24.  Failure to pay fines/cost for any traffic citation
25.  License revocation for any reason in any other state.
26.  12 DMV driving license points within 3 years
27.  Dropping out of high school under 18 years of age
28.  Refusal to submit to blood/breath test 
29.  Being Charged with DWI     
30.  Conviction of Impaired Instruction    
31.  Aid and Abet DWI      
32.  Aid and Abet DWLR      
33.  Involvement in MOTOR VEHICLE accident with no vehicle insurance
34.  Two traffic citations within one year for provisional licensee 
35.  Violation of any terms/conditions of limited privilege
36.  Registering any amount of alcohol in vehicle equipped with interlock device
37.  CDL:  Leave scene of accident with CMOTOR VEHICLE   
38.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE to commit felony
39.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE with Haz. Materials to commit crime  
40.  CDL:  Use CMOTOR VEHICLE involving controlled sub.   
41.  CDL:  2 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMOTOR VEHICLE  
42.  CDL:  3 Serious traffic violations w/in 3 years involving CMOTOR VEHICLE  
43.  CDL:  Operate CMOTOR VEHICLE with BAC .04 or more    
44.  CDL:  Operate CMOTOR VEHICLE with BAC .04 or more, Second Offense  
45.  Court order as part of suspended sentence
46.  Conviction/Circumstance of any of above that NCDMOTOR VEHICLE learns about.
47.  DMOTOR VEHICLE determination that Driver is physically/medically unfit to drive
48.  Driving a motor vehicle determination that Driver is mentally incompetent
49.  Underage purchase of Alcohol
50.  Providing alcohol to underage person
51.  Use of vehicle in commission of felony
52.  Failure to stop and provide aid
53.  Perjury or false statement to DMOTOR VEHICLE
54.  Second conv. of open container
55.  Conv. one charge of aggressive reckless driving
56.  Reckless Driving while engaged in illegal transport of intoxicants for purpose of sale
57.  False/Fict. Name on Drivers License application
58.  Driving school bus after consuming alcohol
60.  Second conviction of larceny of gas
61.  Failure to complete community service
62.  Malicious use of incendiary device to damage prop.
63.  Making False bomb threat
64.  Poss.  Explosive dev. On school prop. 
65.  Aid and Abet minor to poss.  Explosive device on school prop. 
66.  Allow another to fraudulent use DL
67.  DWI on military base or federal lands
68.  Speeding over 80 in a 70 mph zone
69.  DMOTOR VEHICLE shall not issue a license to a person previously adjudged "insane or an idiot, imbecile, or feebleminded"  NCGS § 20-9(d)
70.  Drive Moped with  over 49 CC while Lic. Rev. (this has to do with the size of the engine)
71.  DWI while riding a bicycle or lawn mower
72.  Three moving violations within one year   
73.  Four moving violations within one year   
74.  Willful and intentional failure to comply with the provisions of G.S. 20-79.2 governing transporter plates.

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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.

Charged with DWI? How to get your North Carolina driving license back

There are three areas of a DWI case where the Limited Driving Privilege applies. The first is after being charged with a DWI - you will have your license suspended for 30 days. Most likely, the Police Officer took your license. In those situations the Privilege can not be granted for the first 10 days.

The Privilege will only be for the remaining 20 days.  There is another privilege for the time after those 30 days and before your case is over. If convicted of a DWI or if you plead guilty to a DWI, you will have your license suspended for 12 months.

Depending on how high your blood/alcohol level was at the time of your arrest will dictate when you can petition the court for a Limited Driving Privilege for those 12 months after a guilty plea or guilty verdict after your bench or jury trial. The petition requires several things before a Judge will consider it. Below is a list of those things that are necessary.
 

1. A certified 7-year driving record from the DMV
2. A Limited Driving Privilege Petition (Form AOC-CVR-9)
3. Fully completed Limited Driving Privileges (Form AOC-CVR-10 or AOC-CVR-11) (3 copies of each)
4. Valid proof of driving insurance (called a 'DL-123 form')
5. Proof of Substance Abuse Assessment
6. Letter from an employer or school if requesting more time outside of the standard hours.
7. $100 cost for the privilege

 

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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 (Raleigh) Speeding Ticket or Other Traffic Violation

Hiring a Wake County traffic attorney to handle your Raleigh speeding ticket or other Wake County traffic violation is a simple way to ensure your traffic violation is handled correctly. Hiring an experienced traffic lawyer to handle your Raleigh traffic violation will keep your insurance rates low, we will fight to keep your driving privilege.

North Carolina has 100 counties. Each county has a specific way to handle a speeding ticket or other traffic violation. Wake County consistently ranks near the top of speeding tickets given out by the state highway patrol. A number of our clients receive their Wake County traffic tickets on I-40, I-440, I-540, or 64 or they receive a Raleigh speeding ticket.  At the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel we fight Wake County traffic violations and have the experience and know how to handle your speeding ticket.

Every Wake County traffic ticket is handled in Raleigh, where the District Court is located. The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC will appear on our client’s behalf and handle their speeding ticket or other traffic violation.  Call or stop by our office centrally located in Cary to speak with a traffic lawyer about your Cary or Raleigh speeding ticket. There is no obligation and the consultation with the traffic lawyer is free. The traffic lawyer will go over your case with you and explain the penalties you are facing and how the Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC can handle your Wake traffic ticket.  Many tickets are issued under G.S. 20-141.

We take the time to listen to our clients to help guide them through the legal process. We work each case from every angle to put the law to work for our clients. We will let you know how each judicial result affects you and how best to proceed. Depending on your violation we can even handle your case without you being present in court by your signing a waiver of appearance form.

Raleigh police officers hand out a large quantity of speeding tickets. A Wake County Speeding ticket will affect not only your license but also your insurance. North Carolina is on a point system. Points on your insurance will result in an insurance increase. Points on your license, depending on the number of points, will result in the suspension of your driving privilege. What most individuals are not aware of is that a single Raleigh Wake County speeding ticket can result in the suspension of their diving privilege.  Paying that ticket off for speeding at 16 miles over the limit could result in a suspension of your driver’s license.  That is why it is best to speak with a Raleigh traffic attorney who will explain the best way to handle your ticket. For an in-depth look at Speeding tickets and other traffic violations in Raleigh Wake County NC please visit our informational site www.wileynickel.com

In most cases we will let you know your cost up front – with no surprises. That is our promise to you.  At The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC we frequently work with both in state and out of state clients.  For our clients’ convenience we accept payment over the phone with Visa, MasterCard or American Express.  Depending on the traffic violation, you may be able to have your conference with us over the phone and we may be able to file the appropriate paperwork to avoid your personal appearance in court.

Call (919) 585-1486 or e-mail us to make an appointment to speak with a Raleigh traffic attorney, or stop by the office during regular business hours. We will schedule an appointment that meets your needs.

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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 Speeding Ticket Waiver of Appearance Form

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

COUNTY OF WAKE

 

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA

 

              v.

 

 

__________________________ _

                            Defendant.

 

 

 

 

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IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE

DISTRICT COURT DIVISION

                           FILE NO:

 

                          13 CR

 

MOTION AND ORDER TO PROCEED

WITHOUT PERSONAL APPEARANCE

 

 

 

 

 

            NOW COMES, the Defendant, pursuant to N.C.G.S. 15A-1011 (a) and (d) and:

 

1. Waives the right to testify in person and to face Defendant’s accusers in person; and

 

2. Agrees to be bound by the decision of the Court as in any other case of adjudication of guilty and entry of  judgment, subject to the right of appeal as in any other case; and

3. Defendant requests permission to proceed without personal appearance pursuant to N.C.G.S. 15A-1011 in that it would be an undue hardship to personally appear because Defendant:

 

____    lives a great distance from court

____    must be in class at school

____   is required to be at work

____    other:  ___________________________________

 

WHEREFORE, Defendant prays that an order be entered permitting the undersigned attorney to conduct the proceedings in this case in absence of the Defendant:

 

This the ____ day of _____________________, 20____.

 

 

 

        , Defendant

 

The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC

 

 

By:

 

 

 

George W. Nickel III., Esq., Bar #43100

2401 Weston Parkway, Suite 101

Cary, NC 27513

Phone 919-535-8025

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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.

How can I fix my Raleigh speeding ticket?

Raleigh Speeding Ticket Lawyer

A simple speeding ticket can have serious consequences for you.  In addition to a fine your insurance rates could go through the roof and you could possibly lose your drivers’ license. By paying the fine you are pleading guilty (possibly to a misdemeanor offense).

Do not pay a speeding ticket without talking to a lawyer. By paying the ticket, you are pleading guilty. Contact our Cary office located by I-40 in Wake County to arrange for a free consultation.

Attorney Wiley Nickel helps his clients with contesting speeding or other traffic tickets. In many cases, he has been able to have charges for a moving violation reduced to a lower level violation or dismissed altogether. He may be able to appear in court on your behalf and handle the entire matter for you, keep your insurance rates from rising, and help you keep your driving privileges. If your license is revoked as part of a plea agreement or sentence, he will work to arrange limited driving privileges.

Hiring a lawyer for speeding or other traffic ticket defense may be a practical and reasonable option.  By successfully contesting a speeding ticket you should be able to keep your license, your good record, and prevent a later moving violation from being charged as a second offense which is subject to higher penalties.  How fast were you going? What was the speed limit? Was the technology used to clock your speed reliable? A charge of driving more than 20 miles per hour over a 55 mph limit is very different than a charge of going 55 in a 25 mile per hour zone.  Every situation is unique and only after talking to an experienced lawyer will you know your options.  The name of the game is making sure your insurance rates don’t go up.

Effective for offenses committed on or after January 1, 2012 a new statute provides for a civil revocation of a limited learner's permit or provisional license of a person under age 18 if the person is charged with a "criminal moving violation" as defined in that statute. An example of this could be a charge of Speeding more than 15 miles over the limit or in excess of 80 MPH.  This new statute appears to require the officer to arrest the young motorist and bring them before the magistrate who may immediately revoke their privilege.

Call 919-585-1486 or e-mail our Cary office to schedule a consultation about defense of speeding tickets or other traffic violations including DWLR, DWI and School Zone Speeding tickets.  We serve clients in courts 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.