Raleigh Criminal Defense Law Firm
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Cary DWI Lawyer | Apex DWI Lawyer| Morrisville DWI Lawyer

Wake County Criminal Defense


Areas of Practice

Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC


Our firm provides committed representation to clients charged with violent crimes, such as:

  • Assault and battery
  • Simple Assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Assaulting a police officer or government official
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Assault on a female
  • Assault with intent to inflict serious injury
  • Assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury
  • Communicating Threats

Both the amount of harm inflicted and your intent play major roles in determining the seriousness of the charge against you. You need a defense lawyer who understands these issues.

Possession of Marijuana/Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Misdemeanor drug charges, can become a black mark on your record. Fortunately, there are many ways to keep your record clean if you find yourself in court with a drug case. We have experience fighting drug cases at trial, and also work closely with the first time drug offender program (90/96). 

Let us review your case, so that we can discuss the best option for you. 


 Our firm handles larceny defense, including cases involving the following:

Larceny charges can have serious consequences. Larceny crimes include theft in which property was stolen with the intent to take it without paying for it or returning it. If you have been found in possession of a stolen goods and charged with larceny, you need the help of an experienced Raleigh criminal defense attorney right away.  We have experience defending clients accused of theft from Wal-Mart, Kohl's, Target and Home Depot among other places in Wake County.


We assist with restoration hearings for all DMV license revocation issues including:

  • One conviction of Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI)
  • Multiple Convictions of Driving While Impaired
  • One conviction of Driving While License Revoked (DWLR)
  • Multiple Convictions of Driving While License Revoked.
  • Conviction of a High Speed.
  • Conviction of an Out-of-State High Speed.
  • DWI related Refusal of Breath Test.
  • Interlock Violations.

We will help you at every stage of the process with your DMV issue.  Give us a call so we can pull your driving record and help you get back on the road!


Our firm handles a variety of misdemeanors in Wake County including:

  • Larceny
  • Shoplifting
  • Assault
  • Trespass
  • Alcohol related offenses
  • Drug related offenses
  • Driving While Impaired
  • Breaking and Entering

If you are a first time offender, we can walk you through the many  options to get your case dismissed. Teen Court is a great option for teens up to the age of 17. The first offender's program requires the completion of community service hours to earn a dismissal. The 90/96 program requires completion of drug/alcohol treatment. Give us a call to find out if you qualify for one of the programs offered by Wake County. 


Pleading guilty to a driving while license suspended charge may suspend your driving privilege for an additional year. Driving While License Revoked (DWLR) is a class 3 misdemeanor that can impact both your financial future and your driving privilege. Additionally, it carries eight (8) insurance points, causing a 190% increase in insurance rates for three (3) years. Depending on the facts it may be possible to secure a reduction or even a dismissal. There is hope if you have a DWLR ticket. Call us to review your case.



Paying off a traffic citation in court or online can be an admission of guilt and can result in points on your driver’s license. This can result in substantial increases in your insurance premium or even the loss of your driving privilege. Depending on your driving record, you may be eligible to get your traffic offense dismissed or reduced to the non-moving violation of improper equipment without you personally having to take time from your daily life to appear in court. A non-moving violation has no effect on your insurance and comes with zero DMV points.


If you were charged with Driving While Impaired, you likely lost your license immediately for 30 days. We can help you get a limited privilege to drive to and from work after just 10 days. 

When fighting your DWI, it is important to have an attorney on your side who will take time to explain the process to you, and who will research the facts of your case. 

We will provide you with all the information that you need upfront, so that you will not be surprised by additional cost such as the cost of court, and cost of alcohol treatment. 

We offer payment plans, take personal checks and can accept payment over the phone with Visa or MasterCard.

Call (919) 373-2288 to make an appointment to speak with a Cary DWI attorney, or stop by the office during regular business hours. You can also reach us directly via e-mail at kristi@wileynickel.com We will schedule an appointment at any time based on your schedule.




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