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Wiley Nickel

919-585-1486
Wiley  Nickel
The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
2401 Weston Parkway Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
wileynickel.com
Phone: 919-585-1486
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Wiley Nickel

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About Wiley Nickel

Wiley Nickel Raleigh Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney "An arrest is not a conviction.  As a former prosecutor I know how the other side thinks and I will fight to ensure you're not a victim of the law.  You have a right to the best representation in Raleigh.  The sooner you call, the sooner I can start fighting for you!" Though the drug goes by many different names, possession of marijua... read more »

Biography

Wiley Nickel
 Raleigh Marijuana Possession Defense Attorney "An arrest is not a conviction.  As a former prosecutor I know how the other side thinks and I will fight to ensure you're not a victim of the law.  You have a right to the best representation in Raleigh.  The sooner you call, the sooner I can start fighting for you!"

Though the drug goes by many different names, possession of marijuana is a crime that carries a range of punishments and consequences.  If you have been charged with marijuana possession, it is important that you get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney to fully understand your rights and ensure that they are protected.

Wiley Nickel is a former prosecutor. He has defended many clients against marijuana possession charges, often getting charges dismissed or reduced before trial. He understands how to present a case in the best way to the prosecutor and the judge.  If you are facing marijuana possession charges, you need to talk to a lawyer with the right experience to protect your rights.

If you were charged with possession of marijuana, do not talk to police.  Talk to your lawyer.  Contact our Raleigh area firm to arrange a free initial consultation at 919-585-1486. 

Depending on the weight, presence of paraphernalia, and the intended use of the drug, marijuana possession may be considered a felony or misdemeanor. However, it is critical that individuals understand the seriousness of a marijuana possession charge and the potential effects of a drug charge on your future.

If convicted on a marijuana possession charge, the outcome stays on your criminal record forever.   A conviction can affect your ability to get a job, obtain a mortgage or be licensed in certain fields. Essentially, it can cause you to lose many opportunities throughout your life.  If not handled properly one mistake or bad decision can haunt you for the rest of your life.

For first time offenders there are also many opportunities to enter a program or do community service to earn a dismissal of their charges.

Drug charges against you can be dismissed or reduced if:

  • The officer did not have a valid reason to stop you.
  • The officer did not have a valid reason to search you, your home (or whatever place you were), or your car.
  • Your consent to the search was not free and voluntary or the officer exceeded the scope of your consent.
  • The officer cannot prove that you were in possession of the drugs.

Questions your attorney will ask:

  • Did someone else own the vehicle you were in?
  • Did someone else own the place you were in?
  • Were there other passengers in your vehicle?
  • Were there other people with you in the place where the drugs were found?
  • In what part of the vehicle or place were the drugs found?
  • How near to the drugs were you?
  • Can the police prove that you were in control of the place where the drugs were found? (The fact that you happened to be present is NOT proof that you were in control! Did the police find YOUR property, i.e., clothing, mail, papers at the place in question?)

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.

Wiley lives and works in Cary, NC and is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and California.   Our office is located at 2401 Weston Parkway in Cary and the phone number is 919-585-1486.  You can also reach Wiley directly at wiley@wileynickel.com.

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Contact Information

Wiley Nickel -
The Law Offices of Wiley Nickel, PLLC
2401 Weston Parkway Suite 101
Cary, NC 27513
wileynickel.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 919-585-1486

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Marijuana Defense35.00%
DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving15.00%
Criminal Defense10.00%
Drug Crimes10.00%
Domestic Violence10.00%
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record10.00%
Theft Crimes10.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
North Carolina Member in Good Standing 2011
California Inactive Member 2005

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Pepperdine University School of Law Law J.D. 2005
Tulane University Political Science B.A. 1998

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2016 – present

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How Long Does a Charge Stay on My Record in NC?

Posted on Thursday, September 29th, 2016

It’s a myth that charges will only stay on your record in North Carolina for seven years. Rather, charges in North Carolina stay on your record forever unless you have... The post How Long Does ... [read more]

Felony Breaking and Entering Convictions Can Be Expunged If You Were Under 18 at the Time of the Offense

Posted on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

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Posted on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

In North Carolina, generally speaking, you are only allowed one expungement in your lifetime. Expungements apply to some misdemeanors and some felonies, but do they apply to traffic tickets? Yes,... T... [read more]

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Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Did you complete the first time drug offender 90-96 Program in North Carolina?  Did you complete the program successfully?  If so, then you may be eligible to have the case... The post Can Y... [read more]

Am I Eligible for an Expungement in North Carolina?

Posted on Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Are you eligible for an expungement in North Carolina?  Our office handles expungement throughout the entire state of North Carolina.  If you are trying to figure out if you are... The post ... [read more]

Are You Having Trouble With North Carolina Expungement Rules?

Posted on Monday, February 8th, 2016

North Carolina has a many strict rules which are used to determine an individual’s eligibility for the expunction of criminal charges.  Stipulations range from the age an individual was whe... [read more]