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About Our Firm

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The Nelson Defense Group was born out of our desire to help others. This desire to help others has guided us to our core values. These core values include, caring for our clients, focus on client-centered reputation, a passion for criminal defense, a commitment to the presumption of innocence and our dedicated to our craft. These core values when combined with our experience, skill and knowledge. Has allowed us to get result we have had. We are proven winners you can compare our results to anyone’s. We know when you are faced with charges it is stressful and can be a crisis for anyone in that situation. We have dedicated team to help guide you through this with the best representation in court. With the charges being drunk driving, whether it be sexual assault or even homicide no matter what you are charged with we have the resources and the team to best defend you. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges you need a strong support team at your back. Nelson Defense Group is that team.

Why Hire Nelson Defense Group

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It is important to hire a criminal defense attorney immediately once you’re charged with a crime, because the sooner you get in to see a criminal defense attorney, the sooner we can begin to help you solve your problems. Somebody at Nelson Defense Group can walk you through that process. That will help you know what to expect. We got to court as much—if not more than—anybody else in the state. You only get good at something if you do it, and you do it regularly. We are in court on a daily basis. We are a group and we defend you as a group.

Doing this work is difficult. In order to find those solutions that our clients want, we need to spend the time to do that, and in order to do that, you need to have that time. If you get Nelson Defense Group, you’re one of that special group that we’ve decided to commit our time and our attention to help you. We defend people with crimes, and we do it in Wisconsin. We’re not licensed any place else. We do in one place; we do it in Wisconsin. That’s what we’re good at, so if you’re in trouble in Wisconsin, this is the place to be. 

Our Low Case Load

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At Nelson Defense Group we purposely keep a low caseload. In order to keep each individual case and each individual client the attention they both deserve and the attention they both need. A prosecutor can’t hope to know the ins and outs of their case with the precision and the time that we are going to. We believe that there is no substitute for good honest hard working rolling up our sleeves and getting into the nitty-gritty of each individual file and again the best way to achieve that in our minds is not being a volume based practice but rather keeping a low case load and giving each client the attention that they need. If you have been arrested in Wisconsin or charged with a crime give us a call and we will talk about how we can help.

Leaders In Criminal Defense

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At Nelson Defense Group we are committed to our craft, and pride ourselves on being leaders in the field of Wisconsin criminal defense. Aaron Nelson is the founding attorney and vice president of the Wisconsin association of criminal defense lawyers. He has received the Martin Hansen Advocate prize for not guilty jury verdict in homicide cases a record setting total of 5 times and he provides training nation wide at the national criminal defense college and other places as well. My name is Adam Nero one of two attorneys at Nelsen defense group my focus is on OWI defense and post conviction litigation. I have published articles in law journals in OWI defense provided training in OWI litigation statewide. We are committed to our craft and we believe that is what sets us apart. Give us a call and talk to us about how we can help you and your case.

All We Do Is Wisconsin Criminal Defense

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Unlike the vast majority of other law firms in western Wisconsin. Wisconsin criminal defense is all that we do here at Nelson defense group. We don’t take bankruptcy cases, injuries, we definitely don’t do taxes. We have chosen to focus in on one area of the law so that we can do it in the best possible way. We are committed to our craft and believe that a depth of knowledge can benefit our client better than breth of knowledge. Give us a call about how we can help.

Can You Make My Criminal Case Go Away?

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Lots of people ask whether or not I can make their case go away. I certainly wish I could and I will do everything that I can to do that.  But what typically happens a client will come in all tired and at some point we will have the conversation at some point. You have 2 choices you can go to trial or you can accept the plea agreement and my goal is to make it go away through one of those 2 ways, but it is certainly your choice is whether or not you want to do that. I am at a point in my career, where a lot of the time people are coming in to hire me they want to make it go away. The only way to make it go away is to go to trial. This is something I do and I do a lot and have had some success at.

How Long Does A Criminal Case Typically Take?

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The length of each case depends on each case. Certainly cases happen faster than other cases do. One of the main things is whether you are in custody or are free for the most part if you are not in custody or jail or prison it is a benefit for us to have more time to do it. Because the more time you have out the more time I have also left to prepare and focus and to think through things. Because remember when the case starts the government knows everything and we don’t know anything. So they got a head start and we need to catch up with them. There are certainly cases where they maybe times it is to our advantage to speed it up and we have done that before where it be a speedy trial request or just getting in the case late and getting ready quickly. But those are generally choices that you and the client make.

Is It Worth It For Me To Hire You?

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Whether it is worth it to hire me is certainly a good question what almost everybody asks. Obviously I am biased in my answer, I think it is. The thing that sets us apart it that not only the results that you can get but the process along the way. I think what is worth it for us is that we are always successful whether that be flat fee you don’t have to worry about calling in and getting charged for this you don’t have to worry about an extra court appearance you don’t have to worry about all those other things. So we are getting to devote the attention that is necessary in order to accomplish the goals we want to achieve. Is your freedom worth it? Or child’s freedom worth it? Is your reputation worth it? Those are ultimately questions that you decide but we stand by what we produce and yes we think it is worth it.

Sex Crimes Defense

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Being charged with a sexual assault is a serious life-changing event. In these stressful cases the presumption of innocence is often ignored by the investigators by the victim witness, advocates and even by the government’s lawyers. When faced with these charges you need an experienced attorney to help protect your rights. In the past 12 months alone, I have had 3 separate jurors in 3 separate counties find our clients not guilty of sexual assault. If you or someone you love is charged with sex crime then Nelson Defense Group is the team for you.

Our Team

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Here at Nelson Defense group we take a team approach for all of our clients. Adam and I work together on all our cases. We also have a dedicated staff committed to helping you including a legal assistant, and investigator any expert you may need. Rest assured we have the resources available to get you through this crisis and better represent you in court.  We you are confronted with the powers of government you need a strong team to defend you. Nelson Defense group is that team.

Our Core Values

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The Nelson Defense Group was born out of our desire to help others. This desire to help others has guided us to our core values. These core values include, caring for our clients, focus on client-centered reputation, a passion for criminal defense, a commitment to the presumption of innocence and our dedicated to our craft. These core values when combined with our experience, skill and knowledge. Has allowed us to get result we have had. We are proven winners you can compare our results to anyone’s. We know when you are faced with charges it is stressful and can be a crisis for anyone in that situation. We have dedicated team to help guide you through this with the best representation in court. With the charges being drunk driving, whether it be sexual assault or even homicide no matter what you are charged with we have the resources and the team to best defend you. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges you need a strong support team at your back. Nelson Defense Group is that team.

Post-Conviction Appeals

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The criminal justice system is made up of people and sometimes people make mistakes so post-conviction or appellate representation is really important to catch those mistakes to get those extra set of eyes on a situation, a lot of the times it is a last opportunity to correct an unjust result that occurred in the trial court we have won cases at the post-conviction state, we have won cases in the court of appeals and we have won cases in Wisconsin Supreme Court as well. So, we have been down this road many times before and we have been able to get the results that our client is after which is ultimately the only thing that should matter. We take a lot of pride in our work we don’t cobbling together these arguments in these important situations, these are important people many of whom are incarcerated where we are their last opportunity to correct a mistake that has been made and we take that really seriously.

Criminal Defense

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Criminal Defense is important because I represent people, individuals who are charged with crimes by their own government it is a system that is going against one person. So it is important to us, criminal defense attorneys, that we are strong for our client and also in court. They know that we are their to challenge everything we are their to stand by them, we are their to protect them. To defend people of any crime if you are in trouble, come to Nelson Defense Group. We have the tools and the resources to be able to help you no matter what that crime is. Whether is be a very serious crime facing prison or it being a less serious crime and you are worried about your status, a felony, a misdemeanor, we will be there for you. We have experience with all types of cases, experiences dealing with attorneys on the other side we have experience dealing with almost all of the judges in western Wisconsin if not across the state. That is why we are here we are here to help navigate that crisis.

Drug Crimes

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Drug crime cases are like all crime cases they are very serious and you need a strong defense. For 22 years, I have been defending people accused of different crimes involving drugs, drugs and alcohol.  Sometimes a problem within our society and is perceived as a problem. And whether somebody has made a mistake involving something one of the substances they are falsely accused of doing something with those substances. I have been in them for 22 years. If you have been charged with a drug crime Nelson Defense have the skills to help you through this process. Drug crimes are like all of crimes but they have the additional component of searches and seizures. That is covered by the 4th amendment. Here at Nelson Defense Group, we have litigators like myself and Mr. Nero. We have appellate attorney Mr. Finnly and then we have Mr. Maxy who helps all of us in part of doing the research and the writing that is necessary. Nelson Defense Group covers all assets of the drug crimes and you have everyone here to help you with those special cases.

Drunk Driving

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Nelson Defense Group has a focus on OWI defense that is unmatched by any other law firms in the area. I have gotten OWI charges dismissed on pretrial motion I have beaten OWI charges at jury trials and within the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. It is extremely important to us and we represent all sorts of people from truck drivers to students to public officials. It is a really common thing that a lot of people unfortunately have to deal with unlike the vast majority of law firms on the area we don’t dabble in criminal defense or OWI defense. We don’t take personal injury or bankruptcy or other types of cases. We do this day in and day out and have such a precise focus on OWI defense and that is the main thing that sets us apart from other firms in the area.

Homicide Defense

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Being charged with causing the death of another human being is the most serious type of accusation. When facing these serious charges you want an experienced attorney with proven results. I have had 8 criminal jury trials involving death. In 6 of those the jury came back completely not guilty verdict, in addition to those not guilty verdicts we have had numerous case where it was completely dismissed we have also had other charges reduced, resolved in a matter that was favorable for our client. If you or someone you loved is faced with a homicide charge nelson defense group is the team for you.

OWI Time Limits And OWI Defenses

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If you have been arrested for an OWI related offense in the state of Wisconsin the clock has already began to run against your driving privileges. If you do not request a hearing within a 10 – 13 day time period depending on the natural of your case You could suffer from an automatic suspension or revocation driving privileges. This is just one reason why involving an attorney very early on in the process is gonna be crucial to your defense. A lot of people think that their test results coming back at a .108 or above that they are done and over with but nothing could be further from the truth. There are a variety of defenses available both legal and scientific in nature that we have both received and provided training on.  If you have been arrested for an OWI offense in the state of WI give nelson defense group a call and we can talk about how we can work to defend you.

OWI Legal Issues

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When I first meet a client I often tell them that a .08 or above doesn’t mean you are guilty. And then they say well what can we do. And there are many various defenses that are available in OWI cases depending on the unique facts related to your case. No two cases are the same. They deserve individual attention and individual analysis. We start by analyzing whether the police officer had a reason to pull you over in the first place and a reason to pull you out for a field sobriety test and a reason to arrest you. Each incremental intrusion in that process requires its own justification that we need to separately analyze given the facts and given the law at issue with your case. When the law requests a blood or breath test from you, and he or she gave you inaccurate legal advice that affected your decision to consent or refuse the chemical testing. There are legal issues all over OWI cases no two cases are alike there are going to be some issue available for us to try and achieve the best result for you.

What Is Your Trial Experience?

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I have had lots of trials, I have stopped keeping track after, I think over 50 jury trials in 2016. I think I have had 6 trials the year before that I have had 10-11 trials. That is pretty typical for me so I am trying a lot of cases which keeps my skills fresh which gives me room that lets everybody know that when I say I am gonna go to trial that means we are gonna go to trial. And that has been on all type of different cases. Whether that would be cases involving deaths unfortunately I have been in several trials with those. Lots of cases involving sexual assault allegations whether being by adults or minors or children I have had a lot of experience with that. Also with drunk driving trials. You know we have multiple drunk driver trials on a yearly bases.

Why Should I Hire You?

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I think the thing that distinguishes me from other private criminal defense attorneys, is that I don’t dabble in criminal defense, I do nothing but criminal defense work that is all I have been doing for 20 years. The result of that is that I have a lot of trial experience. I have about 75 jury trials done and handled and that sets me apart from many if not all the attorneys in this area. I am able to devote a lot more time and energy to each one of my cases which in my experiences the more time and energy you devote to the problem the more likely you are to get the solution. I think that is what stands for me is my experience also my focus and dedication based upon my smaller case load.

Will My Case Go To Trial?

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Whether a case goes to trial is really up to you. Those aren’t the decisions that I make. If you end up hiring me one of the things I will say to you is, we have reached the point where it is your choice to go to trial. Do you want to accept the plea barging or would you like to go to trial? And my job is to see if I can  get something in this hand if that is something you want to get or at least you want to consider before we decide to move on. If you don’t then we can decide if we want to go to trial. I am representing you I am always preparing for both.  I’m both preparing for the trial and I am preparing to get something in this hand that you want.  What I have found over the years the more I prepare for this the more I do this, the trial, the more likely I am gonna get a better outcome over here.