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Homicide

When you, or your loved one, is accused of causing the death of another, you need a passionate and experienced criminal defense trial lawyer. Homicide, more than any other charge, places the accused’s life in the balance.

The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL) presents the Martin Hanson award those attorneys who obtain not guilty verdicts in cases involving a death. For his work in homicide criminal defense, Aaron Nelson has won five Hanson awards:

1. Not guilty verdict in alleged drunk driving vehicular homicide
2. Not guilty verdict for client in gun shooting case charged with first-degree intentional homicide
3. Not guilty verdict for client in shooting case charged as felony murder – also resulted in not guilty verdict for additional charge of attempted armed robbery
4. Three not guilty verdicts in alleged texting while driving case charged with negligent vehicular homicide
5. Not guilty verdict for client in gun shooting case charged with first-degree reckless homicide

In addition to the above trial victories, Nelson has found success in the following cases involving deaths:

- OWI-homicide – Dismissed (2016)
- Felony murder – Dismissed (2014)
- Felony charges of first-degree intentional homicide-unborn child, aggravated battery-unborn amended to misdemeanor charges with expungement options (2014)
- Not guilty: first-degree intentional homicide (2008)
- Not guilty: injury/death by giving alcohol to a minor child (1998)