Defenses to Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic violence is a grave issue, and Wisconsin takes such charges seriously. However, like any other legal situation, those accused of domestic violence deserve a fair trial and strong representation. An accusation doesn’t equate to guilt, and there are multiple defenses available to those facing domestic violence charges. At Nelson Defense Group, we specialize in […]
The Collateral Consequences of a Drug Conviction
Criminal charges related to drug possession are a serious legal matter, regardless of the type or amount of drugs involved. For example, a first offense for the possession of any amount of marijuana is punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and up to six months in jail. While it is true that these […]
How Long Does a Criminal Case Usually Take?
The period of uncertainty between receiving criminal charges and your case’s resolution can be anxiety-inducing, to say the least. On one hand, your freedom is up in the air, and you want closure as quickly as possible. On the other — particularly if you are not in custody — more time between your initial arrest […]
The Power of Perception: Your Attorney’s Reputation Matters in Court
As the saying goes, “Perception is reality.” In the world of law, this statement holds true. Your attorney’s reputation can make all the difference in how your case plays out in court. Your attorney’s reputation isn’t just about their legal expertise or litigation skills — it’s about how they are perceived by judges, juries, and […]
How can I fight back if an unlawful police search led to criminal charges?
Both the U.S. Constitution and crucial court precedents protect you from unlawful searches by law enforcement. Specifically, the Fourth Amendment grants you freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and numerous court rulings over the years have helped reaffirm those rights. Police officers typically either need your permission or a search warrant from the court to […]
The Value of Performing Under Pressure
When your freedom hangs in the balance, the pressure is on, from every angle. Criminal charges are life-changing regardless of the outcome of your case. It is important to have an attorney behind you from the very start who can not only navigate the pressures of your unique case but thrive in the face of […]
Why are people falsely convicted?
Since the development of DNA evidence, it cannot be denied that people are falsely convicted. DNA testing has allowed for hundreds of convictions to be overturned, with solid proof that the people who were originally convicted were not guilty of the crimes they were accused of. Some of those who were wrongfully convicted only spent […]
Trauma-Informed Criminal Defense
In the aftermath of a traumatic event, it can feel like your life is hurtling out of control. You may find yourself feeling afraid, irritable, or overwhelmed by shame or other negative emotions. It can be difficult to make sense of what happened, and consequently it may feel like an insurmountable task to talk about […]
The Importance of Storytelling in the Courtroom
One of the most important aspects of being a criminal defense attorney is telling our client’s story. We tell it to investigators, prosecutors, and judges, but no rendition of the story is more important than the one we recite to the jury. Who Do You Trust to Tell Your Story? Would you trust a stranger […]
Don’t Let Your Lips Sink Your Defense
Do you remember watching shows growing up where the protagonists encountered the dangerous threat of quicksand? Inevitably, someone would start panicking and moving quickly to stay on the surface, only to sink further into the quicksand until someone rescued them. “Where are you going with this? I don’t think we even have quicksand in Wisconsin…” […]READ MORE