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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 »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Area of Practice||% Focus|
|DUI / DWI / Drunk Driving||15.00%|
|Seal or Expunge Criminal Record||10.00%|
|North Carolina||Member in Good Standing||2011|
|Pepperdine University School of Law||Law||J.D.||2005|
|Tulane University||Political Science||B.A.||1998|
|Member||National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws||2016 – present|
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