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W. Jay Wheless

Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney at Manteo, NC

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Jay Wheless

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  • Licensed for 34 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1989
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About W. Jay

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EXPERIENCED AND TRUSTED. I LOVE TO WIN.

I have been practicing law on the Outer Banks for 33 years.  27 of those years were with my father as my best friend and law partner.

I am married, have two fantastic children and one incredible granddaughter. I am very blessed.

I have a tremendously professional and driven staff. These folks tend to stay with me for the long-haul which is another of life's blessings.

I have been a private pilot for 35 years (SEL and instrument rated). I do not fly as often these days, but my wife and I are drum-fishing every available weekend through the summer. I am an avid outdoorsman in all seasons. If the sun is up, I am outside.

My practice brings me a great deal of joy, but I get particular pleasure from a difficult DWI or helping good folks out of sticky situations.
If I or my firm can ever be of assistance, do not hesitate to contact us.

Jay

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Wheless & Wheless, PLLC
Wheless & Wheless, PLLC
402 North Main Street
Columbia, NC, 27925
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Posted by Richard | April 10, 2024
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Another 5 Stars for Jay
I recently received a speeding ticket and was shortly thereafter inundated with letters from local attorneys offering assistance. No disrespect to any of them, but fortunately I knew Jay and hired him instead. He and his paralegal Jennifer were outstanding throughout the process, providing detailed explanation of what to expect and do. End result was fantastic! Highly recommended!
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Posted by Phillip | January 23, 2024
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Thanks for the win
I commend the W. Jay Wheless for his exceptional skills in winning a tough case. His legal expertise, strategic thinking, and dedication to his client's cause were truly outstanding. It's a testament to his professionalism and commitment to justice.
Posted by Cory | November 12, 2023
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The best lawyer in town!
I was recommended to Jay Wheless by a family friend and I could not have picked a better lawyer to represent me in court. As a local from Manteo, NC, I have heard nothing but positive things about him. Jay was extremely professional and prepared to help me receive the best possible outcome in court. I highly recommend Jay to help you do the same.
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Posted by Caleb | October 13, 2023
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Excellent service and results
I originally chose Mr Wheless's law firm because it was right next to the courthouse for my traffic ticket, and I'm super glad I did! Within a few hours of explaining my circumstances on his website, Mr Wheless reached out to me directly since his secretary was off that day. I decided to hire him to represent me in court for my 15mph over citation. My court case was originally scheduled over 2 months away, and Mr Wheless got the matter settled in just a little over 1 week from the date of hire - amazing! What's even more amazing is that, despite this being my second ticket, he managed to reduce it to improper equipment - a non moving violation that has no impact on insurance! I am incredibly grateful for Mr Wheless's service, and I highly recommend him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 14, 2023
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Awesome Lawyer
Great lawyer with an incredible staff. Jennifer was such a pleasure to work with!
Posted by Brandon | July 13, 2023
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Dwi case
Great lawyer. Very up front with you about your case. Does everything he can to help win your case. I would highly recommend him for any case.
Posted by Marla in Duck | May 9, 2023
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Property Transfer
Highly recommend! Professional, efficient, communicated regularly and very reasonable. Will use them again for future needs.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2023
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Jay Has Your Back
I was on vacation in OBX from out of state and ran into some trouble with the law. Hiring Jay was the best choice I could have made. He thoroughly researched the facts and law of my case, was very responsive and clearly presented my options before trial. Despite having bad facts on my side he took my case to trial, masterfully cross-examined the prosecution's witnesses, and exposed the bad facts of THEIR case. As an attorney myself, it is a rare pleasure to watch someone so talented in the art of cross-examination. Even the State Trooper who was the prosecution's main witness remarked that Jay was the best attorney he has faced. In the end, I know I got the best possible outcome thanks to Jay's responsiveness, hard work and talent.
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Posted by Jim | March 21, 2023
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Best of the best. Understanding and empathetic.
I am from out of state and received multiple violations in Dare County. I was extremely upset as I'd already continued on to Florida and had been told I would need to appear in court. I called Mr. Wheless's office after seeing how highly he has been recommended by others and I now know why. He called me back within an hour of my leaving a voicemail. He was so kind and reassuring and calmed me down. He asked me for information regarding the incident, and then clearly went through what he could and could not do to represent me as my attorney and to set my expectations as to what the outcome of my case could be. He explained the fee structure for his help and provided a list of things I should do to help my case. His team then contacted me with the details of what I needed to do. I followed those instructions and provided what was needed. His staff is incredibly helpful and function as a true team. Their communication skills are top notch. Mr. Wheless was able to get two of the citations dismissed and a third reduced in nature carrying only a small fine and court costs. The result was even better than I'd hoped. If you ever find yourself with traffic violations in Dare County, Mr. Wheless and his team are the only attorney you should consider.
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Posted by Yancey | February 28, 2023
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Yanceydavenport,two dwi charges in one night !!!! ,In Columbia NC
I can't tell you the magic,the passion this lawyer has for the law ,,,but I can tell you this is the absolute best lawyer hands down I've ever seen in action ,,if you find yourself in a bad situation,,,get charged with a dwi .....this man is the ONLY choice !!!! You will not regret it ....5 stars isn't enough....but that's all that this site allows
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Posted by Justin | September 15, 2022
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Made a stressful situation so much better
I'm a NJ resident who received a speeding ticket while in OBX that had a mandatory court appearance. Not only did Mr. Wheless respond to my email inquiry almost immediately, but he was able to appear in court on my behalf and resolve the ticket to a no points violation. The process was extremally easy and I highly recommend Mr. Wheless.
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Posted by Melissa | August 25, 2022
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Excellent Attorney & Staff
I contacted Mr. Wheless directly through his website after receiving a speeding ticket. Mr. Wheless and his team immediately got back to me. I hired him and he was successful in getting my charges reduced. Mr. Wheless and his team are kind, communicative and professional. If you want the best hire Jay Wheless and his stellar professional team,
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2022
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anonymous
Absolutely the BEST lawyer. I recently had a weird DWI case that Mr. Jay Wheless worked very hard on to receive a positive outcome. I highly recommend Mr. Wheless and appreciate him greatly. Thank You!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney! HIGHLY Recommend!
I hired Wheless & Wheless, PLLC to have some circumstances surrounding some misfortunate events taken care of promptly and discreetly, and they did just that! I did what was asked of me and they delivered a better outcome than I could have ever expected! Thank you Wheless & Wheless, PLLC!
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2021
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Jay Is Your Man For A DUI Charge!!! AMAZING JOB!
Jay took a DUI case to trail for me and did an outstanding job getting a NOT GUILTY!!! He laid out my options clearly and worked on this case during the pandemic with me for nearly a year! Jay has a great deal of connections you want to have and knowledge of the entire DUI process. He was very easy to talk to and explained the legal issues in a clear manner. If you get a DUI in the OBX/Surrounding areas, call the best DUI lawyer around Jay Wheless!!! Thanks Again Jay!
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Posted by Daniel | October 20, 2020
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Helped with Traffic Ticket - Fantastic Experience
Was given a ticket for some strange circumstances on the way back from the Outer Banks. Contacted Wheless & Wheless and hired them. From the get go, it felt like they had my back. They communicated clearly, asked great questions, and made me feel covered. Particularly, because I'm out of state, it's a scary prospect to trust someone across the country with something like this. There was never a worry with these guys. They got my ticket reduced, the pricing was incredibly reasonable, and there will be no impact to my insurance. It was the absolute best-case scenario.
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2020
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Great Attorney, highly recommended
Jay handled a legal matter for me and did an outstanding job getting my case reduced. He did all his homework for me and was persistent in going to bat for me. He was very easy to talk to and explained the legal issues in a clear manner. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Jordan | June 4, 2020
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Speeding Charge reduced to non moving
Very very friendly and helpful attorney. Answered every question and concern I had within hours! Very very communicated. Was able to make a deal and get my out of state speeding ticket reduced to improper equipment. Would recommend him for any traffic violation in the outer banks N.C.!
Posted by Howard | February 23, 2020
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DUI
I contacted Mr Wheless and his legal team 4 years after my DUI it took a little time to get things rolling because I was out of state and it was an older case. Once Mr Wheless gathered all his information on the case it couldn’t have gone any better he contacted me after every meeting he had concerning my case and let me know the actions he was gonna take towards it. So after it was all resolved I served no jail time Mr Wheless was paid and 1 year suspension of License. I now have my License and on the right track thanks to him and his outstanding team. Everyone I spoke with was very professional and very respectful. I highly recommend Mr Wheless and his team if you have any Legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2020
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Only the best
Jay Wheless was willing to take on my difficult DUI case. He was thorough, well spoken in court, willing to fight and very knowledgeable. I ended up much better off after hiring him. HIGHLY recommended.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
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Resume

AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wheless & Wheless, PLLC
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • AB
  • 1986

Associations

  • Dare County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lawyer Pilots Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Dare County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2012 - 2013
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Manteo Speeding and traffic ticket Lawyer W. Jay Wheless
W. Jay Wheless
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
Manteo, NC
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
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