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3 Felony charges of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child (including 3 other felony charges), reduced to two misdemeanor charges 4th Degree Sexual Assault: Frederic, WI, man had his 3 felony charges of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child (including 3 other felony charges) reduced to 2 counts of 4th Degree Sexual Assault after Attorney Nelson convinced the District Attorney’s office that the alleged victim’s statements continually contradicted themselves and she was so unreliable that a jury would not believe her beyond a reasonable doubt. (2013.)

Injunction Denied and Dismissed: Hammond, WI, man had an Injunction denied and dismissed after Attorney Nelson appealed a Court Commissioner earlier ruling convinced the Judge that the petitioner had not met her burden of proof. (2013.)

OWI-2nd reduced to OWI-1st: Mondovi, WI, woman had her OWI-2nd charge reduced to an OWI-1st after Attorney Nelson convinced the District Attorney’s office that the incident was outside the counting period for prior convictions. (2013.)

OWI-1st amended to Reckless Driving: Mondovi, WI, man had his OWI-1st charge amended to Reckless Driving after Attorney Nelson convinced the District Attorney’s office that the blood test results showed that the prescription drugs in the driver’s blood was within the prescribed amount and would not have impacted the driver’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. (2013.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: Grantsburg, WI, man had his OWI-1st dismissed after Attorney Nelson convinced the District Attorney’s office that they could not prove when the driving occurred; our theory was he drove, then drank, then cop found him in car. (2013.)

1st Degree Sexual Assault amended to Disorderly Conduct: Superior, WI, man charged with 1st Degree Sexual Assault had his charges amended to Disorderly Conduct, after Attorney Nelson presented his opening statement to the Assistant District Attorney just prior to the trial. Attorney Nelson convinced the Judge to place his client on probation with no jail and no sex offender supervision and expungement if he completes probation. (2013.)

OWI-1st amended to Deviated from Lane and Following Too Closely: Cornell, WI, truck driver had his OWI-1st charge amended to Deviated from Lane and Following Too Closely, after Attorney Nelson convinced the city prosecutor that the blood sample would not be admissible at the trial. (2013.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: Prescott, WI, man had his OWI-1st charge dismissed after Attorney Nelson filed motions and convinced the District Attorney that the law enforcement officer’s stop of his client was not justified by the law. (2013.)

OWI-1st amended to Reckless Driving: Birchwood, WI, man had his OWI-1st charge amended to Reckless Driving, after Attorney Nelson convinced the Judge at the municipal court trial that the blood test results were not admissible. (2013.)

2nd Degree Sexual Assault amended to Disorderly Conduct: Hudson, WI, man charged with 2nd Degree Sexual Assault had his charges amended to Disorderly Conduct after Attorney Nelson convinced the District Attorney that he would not win at trial. Attorney Nelson then convinced the Judge to place his client on probation with no jail and no sex offender supervision and expungement if he completes probation. (2013.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: St. Paul, MN, woman had her OWI-1st dismissed in municipal court after Attorney Nelson convinced the Judge that the law enforcement’s the stop of his client was not justified by the law. (2013.)

OWI-2nd amended to Reckless Driving: Burnsville, MN, woman had her OWI-2nd charge amended to Reckless Driving after Attorney Aaron Nelson’s cross-examination of the arresting officer at a motion hearing. (2013.)

OWI-1st amended to Reckless Driving: Iowa man had his OWI charge amended to Reckless Driving on the eve of jury trial. (2012.)

OWI-1st amended to Failure to Stop at Stop Sign: Woodville, WI, man charged with OWI-1st plead to an amended charge of Failure to Stop at Stop Sign after defense filed a motion in limine precluding the government from admitting the breath test into evidence. (2012.)

OWI-1st with Refusal amended to Inattentive Driving: Hudson, WI, veteran of the Navy who was physically unable to complete an intoximeter test had his “refusal” dismissed after expert testimony from Mary McMurray along with testimony from this treating physician. After winning the Refusal Hearing, the OWI was then amended to Reckless Driving. (2012.)

OWI-1st amended to Inattentive Driving: Frederick, WI man had his OWI-1st amended to Inattentive Driving after prolonged negotiations with the government which included discussion of client’s successful completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. (2012.)

JUDGE ORDERS NEW JURY TRIAL in OWI-1st case: Baldwin, WI, man charged with OWI-1st. After a two-day jury trial and a finding of “not guilty” to PAC but “guilty” to OWI, the judge set aside the jury’s verdict ordered a new trial based on the interests of justice. Then, prior to the second trial, the intoximeter test result was suppressed and the government amended the charge to Inattentive Driving. (2012.)

OWI-1st Amended to Reckless Driving: New Richmond, WI, woman charged with OWI-1st accepted an offer to plead to an amended charge of Reckless Driving after defense filed a motion in limine precluding the government from admitting the breath test into evidence at trial due to law enforcements use of an outdated Informing the Accused form. (2012.)

OWI-3rd amended to OWI-1st. Deer Park, WI, man charged with Operating While Under the Influence – 3rd offense. After successful attacking an OWI conviction in Wyoming and an OWI conviction in Amery Municipal Court, the Government was forced to amend the charge to an OWI-1st. (2012.)

OWI-1st amended to Inattentive Driving. New Richmond, WI, man charged with Operating While Under the Influence. After a Motion Hearing wherein Judge Nemec agreed to suppress the chemical test in this case, the City Attorney agreed to amend the charge to Inattentive Driving with a Motor Vehicle rather than continue with the case. (2012.)

DISMISSED charge of Possession of THC: New Richmond, WI, woman charged with Possession of THC case was originally heard in New Richmond Municipal Court where the municipal judge erroneously found her client guilty of Possession of THC, despite the test results showing that the substance seized at the incident was not THC or any drug. Attorney Nelson appealed this decision to the St. Croix County Circuit Court and the Circuit Court judge dismissed the charges. (2011.)

OWI-1st amended to Reckless Driving. Ellsworth, WI, man charged with Operating While Under the Influence. After appearing at the DOT Administrative Suspension Review hearing, the examiner agreed that the one or more of the tests were not administered according to the law. Thereafter, the City Attorney agreed to amend the charge to Reckless Driving rather than continue with the case. (2011.)

OWI-1st amended to Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle: Maple Grove, MN, man charged with Operating While Under the Influence. During a Motion Hearing, the Assistant District Attorney agreed to amend the charge to Disorderly Conduct with a Motor Vehicle rather than continue with the hearing and case. (2011.)

DISMISSED charge of OWI-1st: Eau Claire, WI, woman charged with OWI-1st. Case was originally heard in River Falls Municipal Court where the municipal judge found client guilty of OWI-1st. Attorney Nelson appealed this decision to the Pierce County Circuit Court and the Circuit Court judge granted our motion to suppress resulting in the OWI charge being dismissed. (2011.)

OWI-1st Amended to Inattentive Driving: Osceola, WI, man charged with OWI-1st accepted an offer to plead to an amended charge of Inattentive Driving after defense filed a motion in limine precluding the government from admitting the breath test into evidence at trial due to law enforcements use of an outdated Informing the Accused form. (2011.)

OWI-1st Amended to Inattentive Driving: Clayton, WI, man charged with OWI-1st accepted an offer to plead to an amended charge of Inattentive Driving. The government agreed that the stop and arrest was constitutionally questionable since all the officer knew at the time of the arrest was that client was driving a vehicle that ended up in the ditch after leaving a bar. (2011.)

OWI-1st Amended to Reckless Driving: Exeland, WI, man charged with OWI-1st accepted an offer to plead to an amended charge of Reckless Driving after defense filed a motion in limine precluding the government from admitting the breath test into evidence at trial due to law enforcements use of an outdated Informing the Accused form. (2011.)

DISMISSED felony Perjury charges: Bloomer, WI, man charged with Perjury for testimony he gave at a motion hearing. After Attorney Nelson cross-examined the government’s only witness, the judge DISMISSED the case at the preliminary hearing. (2011.)

AMENDED charge of OWI-1st (Drugs): Madison, WI, student charged with Operating While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. During the Motion to Suppress hearing, the Assistant District Attorney agreed to amend the charge to Speeding rather than continue with the hearing and case. (2011.)

DISMISSED charge of Unsafe Lane Deviation: Stratford, WI, man and over-the-road truck driver charged with Inattentive Driving. Less than two weeks before trial, the State amended the charge to Unsafe Lane Deviation. At trial, after Attorney Nelson cross-examined the government’s witness, the judge granted a directed verdict for the defense and DISMISSED all of the charges. (2011.)

OWI-1st Amended to Inattentive Driving: Luck, WI, man charged with OWI-1st accepted an offer to plead to an amended charge of Inattentive Driving after defense filed motions to suppress evidence. (2011.)

DISMISSED charge of Possess/Loan/Borrow Another’s License: The case against two Baldwin, WI, men individually charged with Possess/Loan/Borrow Another’s License was DISMISSED at trial after Attorney Nelson cross-examined the government’s witnesses and the judge agreed with our motion for a directed verdict and found both individuals NOT GUILTY. (2011.)

DISMISSED felony Theft charge: Beldenville, WI, man charged with felony Theft. At trial, after all of the testimony was received, Pierce County Judge Boles granted my request for a directed verdict and DISMISSED the Theft charges. (2010.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: Hopkins, MN, man charged with OWI-1st has case dismissed after Attorney Nelson’s motion to suppress was granted when Court found that the arresting police officer lacked probable cause to administer the preliminary breath test (“PBT”), resulting in a lack of probable cause to arrest. (2010.)

DISMISSED OWI-2nd: Frederic, WI, man charged with OWI-2nd has charges reduced to a non-criminal Reckless Driving during Attorney Nelson’s requested a motion hearing in front of Judge GaleWyrick. (2010.)

DISMISSED felony Sex with child Age 16 or Older: Menomonie, WI, woman charged with having sex with a 16-year-old boy. At trial, after all of the testimony was received, Dunn County Judge Smeltzer granted my requested for a directed verdict and DISMISSED the case. (2010.)

DISMISSED felony Perjury charges: Ellsworth, WI, man charged with Perjury when for testimony he gave at co-defendant’s trial, which resulted in co-defendant being found NOT GUILTY. Pierce County Judge Wing granted my motion to DISMISS the case. (2010.)

HUNG JURY in felony Burglary Charges: River Falls, WI, man charged with Burglarizing a River Falls home after he was found in possession of stolen property was not convicted when the jury could not unanimously agree resulting in a HUNG JURY in Pierce County. (2010.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: Somerset, WI, woman charged with Drunk Driving (OWI, PAC, OUI, DUI) has case DISMISSED after Attorney Nelson gets all evidence suppressed based on the police officer illegal seizure of her vehicle. (2009.)

STATEMENTS SUPRESSED: Illinois man was charged with two counts of Felony Robbery with Threat of Force and Armed Robbery. Attorney Nelson successfully argued to suppress statements of the client. In addition, Attorney Nelson filed Motions in Limine suppressing DNA evidence, which when GRANTED by the Court in St. Croix County, resulted in the trial being postponed and the client being released from jail. (2009.)

DISMISSED OWI-1st: Amery, WI, man was charged with Operating While Under the Influence (1st) after he was in a motorcycle accident in Houlton involving no other vehicles. At the time of the arrest, client was unconscious due to his injuries from the accident. Attorney Nelson successfully argued that the arrest was unlawful and case was DISMISSED by a St. Croix County Judge. (2009.)

DISMISSED Misconduct in Office: Prescott, WI, police officer, charged with felony Misconduct in Office by allegedly making a false entry into a police report in his capacity as a police officer. After the preliminary examination, Pierce County Judge Wing granted our motion to dismiss. (2008.)

DISMISSED Disorderly Conduct and Obstructing an Officer: Bloomer, WI, Police Chief was charged with Disorderly Conduct (2x) and Obstructing an Officer (2x) for his involvement in incident at the Bloomer Police Station where in the Chief was trying to persuade Chippewa County Sheriff’s Deputies to not arrest young lady for violating a no-contact injunction. After Attorney Nelson successfully argued that two of the charges needed to be dismissed due to lack of probable cause, the Judge agreed and then the special prosecutor later dismissed the balance of the charges on the eve of the trial. (2008.)

CASE DISMISSED: Amery, WI, man charged with possession of child pornography has case dismissed after Aaron Nelson’s closing argument to the Judge; rather than respond, the government (Polk County DA) chose to dismiss. (2006.)

DISMISSED felony Armed Robbery: Hudson, WI, teenager charged with Armed Robbery with a gun at a Subway Restaurant in Hudson, WI, has Armed Robbery charge dismissed during the jury trial.

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