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  • 2017

    Not Guilt Verdict: Sex Crime

    Cable, WI, man charged with 2nd Sexual Assault, False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor Battery and Felony Bail Jumping was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of all charges after Attorney Nelson successfully argued their consensual sexual affair was not a crime.

    County:Bayfield
    Theory of Defense: It was his insults and the potential of their immoral affair being known to family that led her to eventually blame him by telling police she was raped.


    Not Guilt Verdict: Homicide

    Dunn County man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1st Degree Reckless Homicide after Attorney Nelson successfully argued he was acting in self-defense.

    County: Dunn
    Theory of Defense: Angry, drunk, violent man attacked client who then defended himself, his sisters and his niece.


    Not Guilt Verdict: Homicide

    Dunn County man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1st Degree Reckless Homicide after Attorney Nelson successfully argued he was acting in self-defense.

    County: Dunn
    Theory of Defense: Angry, drunk, violent man attacked client who then defended himself, his sisters and his niece.


    Not Guilt Verdict: Sex Crimes

    Buffalo City, WI, man charged with three counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under 12 was found “not guilty” after a week-long jury trial. The jury deliberated less than one hour before agreeing with the Defense that the child was only a victim of a custody struggle who was manipulated by his mother, but that he was never sexually assaulted.

    County:Buffalo
    Theory of Defense:Estranged son blames father to avoid getting in trouble himself.


    Not Guilt Verdict: Drunk Driving

    Glenwood City, WI, man was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge OWI-4th after a two-day jury trial.

    County: St. Croix
    Theory of Defense: Father safely drives children home then drinks vodka to alleviate back pain.

  • 2016

    Not Guilty Verdict: Sex Crime

    Hudson, WI, college student was charged with three counts of 2ndDegree Sexual Assault and one count of Battery. On day three of jury trial, the Judge dismissed one count of Sexual Assault because the State could not meet its burden. After four days of trial, the jurors took less than 30 minutes to find him “not guilty” of all charges.

    County:Pierce
    Theory of Defense:Confused young woman regrets her decision to consent so she blames client.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Drunk Driving

    Illinois businessman charged with OWI-2ndwas found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that he was not driving while under the influence.

    County: St. Croix
    Theory of Defense: Anxious businessman pulls over, parks at weigh station, then drinks to relieve anxiety. Driving then drinking, not drinking then driving.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Homicide

    Pierce County mother charged with three counts of felony Vehicular Homicide and on misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, found “not guilty” on all charges by a jury, after just two hours of deliberation.

    County: Pierce
    Theory of Defense: Unsafe tires, not texting, caused tragic accident on slippery winter roads.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Homicide

    Duluth, MN, man was found “not guilty” of Felony Murder (as a Party to a Crime) and “not guilty” of Attempted Armed Robbery and “Not Guilty” of Attempted Robbery after a four-day jury trial in Superior, WI. It took the jury less than two hours to agree with the Defense that our client did not aid or assist the individual who had shot gun.

    County: Douglas
    Theory of Defense: Young shooter acted on his own without any plan by group and therefore client did not aid or abet in the armed robbery or shooting; he was merely a witness at the wrong place at the wrong time.

     

  • 2015

    Not Guilty Verdict: Drug Crime

    New Richmond, WI, man charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine (PTAC) was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that the meth was possessed by a known and convicted drug dealer.

    County: St. Croix
    Theory of Defense:Client’s girlfriend was dealing meth and even though she admitted it was hers the government blamed her boyfriend.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Domestic

    River Falls, WI, man charged with Child Abuse Recklessly Causing Harm was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury the scientific evidence and testimony of the mother’s story was untrue.

    County: Pierce
    Theory of Defense: Mother of child lied about how hole in wall as caused so as to better position herself in custody/placement legal battle.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Drunk Driving

    Hudson, WI, man charged with OWI-2nd was found “not guilty” by a jury after Attorney Nelson convinced the jury that another person was driving the motor vehicle.

    County: St. Croix
    Theory of Defense: Missing but known witness who ran from the scene was driving when vehicle crashed.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Domestic

    Hager City, WI, man charged with Strangulation and Suffocation was found not guilty at a jury trial after Attorney Nelson successfully convinced the jury that his client was innocent.

    County: Pierce
    Theory of Defense: Angry woman exaggerated what happened during verbal argument.

  • 2014

    Not Guilty Verdict: Sex Crime

    Buffalo City, WI, man charged with multiple counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child was found not guilty after a week-long jury trial. The jury deliberated less than two hours before agreeing with the defense that the child was only a victim of a custody struggle and being manipulated by her mother, but that she was not sexually assaulted.

    County: Buffalo
    Theory of Defense: Manipulative mother blamed ex-husband for all wrongs in the world then convinced teenage daughter to do the same.


    Not Guilty Verdict: Homicide

    Superior, WI, man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1stDegree Intentional Homicide after Attorney Nelson successfully convinced the jury that one of the State’s prisoner witnesses was more likely to be the shooter than the accused.

    County: Douglas
    Theory of Defense: Government’s two main witnesses ran major drug ring in Superior and when they got busted they blamed patsy for unsolved homicide to minimize their own sentences.

  • Older

    2013 – Not Guilty Verdict (Resisting/Obstructing)
    Osceola, WI, man charged with Resisting/Obstructing an Officer was found not guilty in a trial to the Court. (Polk County)

    2012 – Not Guilty Verdict (Sex Crime)
    Turtle Lake, WI, man had all charges completely dismissed after it was proven that the alleged victim lied to Investigators. After the charges were dismissed, the CCAP record was expunged, based upon client’s actual innocence. Attorney Aaron Nelson worked fast to obtain surveillance and GPS information which helped prove our client’s innocence. (Polk County)

    2012 – Not Guilty Verdict (Theft)
    Woodville, WI, Walmart employee charged with theft after an alleged mistake in the handling a return of a gift card was found NOT GUILTY by a Hudson Municipal Court Judge. (City of Hudson)

    2012 – Not Guilty Verdict (DNR)
    Turtle Lake, WI, farmer charged with two misdemeanors after killing a bear to protect his livestock and property was found NOT GUILTY by a Polk County jury. (Polk County)

    2012 – Not Guilty Verdict (Sex Crime)
    Stockholm, WI, woman charged with Lewd and Lascivious Behavior was found NOT GUILTY by a Pepin County jury. (Pepin County)

    2011 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drunk Driving)
    Somerset, MN, man charged with criminal OWI-1st with Child under the age of 16 in the vehicle is found NOT GUILTY by a St. Croix County jury. (St. Croix County)

    2011 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drunk Driving)
    Wayzata, MN, man charged with OWI is found NOT GUILTY at trial in Municipal Court. (Village of Spooner)

    2010 – Not Guilty Verdict (Misconduct of Public Employee)
    Beldenville, WI, man charged with felony Misconduct of Public Employee was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2010 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drunk Driving)
    Andover, MN, man charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle While Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance in Siren, WI was found NOT GUILTY in trial to Court in Burnett County. (Burnett County)

    2010 – Not Guilty Verdict (Theft)
    River Falls, WI, man charged with Burglarizing a River Falls home after he was found in possession of stolen property was found NOT GUILTY by jury in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2010 – Not Guilty Verdict (Bail Jumping)
    A River Falls, WI, man charged with Bail Jumping for allegedly yelling profanity in downtown River Falls at the alleged victim of a River Falls Burglary was found NOT GUILTY in trial to Court in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2009 – Not Guilty Verdict (Homicide)
    Boyceville, WI, man was charged with Vehicular Homicide for allegedly being the driver involved in a one car accident outside of Menomonie in which a person in the car was killed. Client was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Dunn County. (Dunn County)

    2009 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drug Crime)
    Cochrane, WI, man charged with possession of THC (Marijuana) stemming from an incident in Alma, WI wherein client was in a vehicle with four other people and allegedly observed by a police officer using a marijuana pipe was found NOT GUILTY by jury in Buffalo County. (Buffalo County)

    2009 – Not Guilty Verdict (DNR)
    Beldenville, WI, man was charged with Failure to Attach Ear Tag to Deer Carcass stemming from an incident outside Ellsworth where client helped a friend place a deer his friend killed into the back of his truck. Client was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2009 – Not Guilty Verdict (Theft)
    St. Paul, MN, man charged with Felony Theft for allegedly stealing money while performing duties as Power of Attorney was found NOT GUILTY by jury in St. Croix County. (St. Croix County)

    2007 – Not Guilty Verdict (Homicide)
    Star Prairie, WI, man was charged with stabbing his girlfriend to death in an incident near the Apple River in Somerset, but was found NOT GUILTY of First Degree Intentional Homicide after Attorney Nelson successfully argued he was acting in self-defense. However, despite his acting in self-defense, the jury determined the client’s beliefs were unreasonable and he was found guilty of Second Degree Homicide. (St. Croix County)

    2006 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drug Crime)
    Brooklyn Park, MN, woman charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver Marijuana based on 26 pounds of marijuana found in her car while driving on Interstate 94 near Hudson was found NOT GUILTY in trial to Court in St. Croix County. (St. Croix County)

    2005 – Not Guilty Verdict (Sex Crime)
    Taylors Falls, MN, woman therapist charged with Sexual Assault of one of her patients in Ellsworth, WI, found NOT GUILTY in a trial to the Court in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2003 – Not Guilty Verdict (Battery)
    River Falls, WI, mayor charged with multiple counts of felony Substantial Battery for his use of a baseball bat in a back-alley fight in River Falls, WI, was found NOT GUILTY by jury in self-defense case in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    2000 – Not Guilty Verdict (Battery)
    River Falls, WI, man charged with Domestic Abuse/Violence in Hudson was found NOT GUILTY by jury in St. Croix County. (St. Croix County)

    2000 – Not Guilty Verdict (Child Abuse)
    Hudson, WI, male babysitter charged with multiple counts of felony Child Abuse in Roberts, WI was found NOT GUILTY by jury in St. Croix County. (St. Croix County)

    1999 – Not Guilty Verdict (Sex Crime)
    Mondovi, WI, mother charged with 12 counts of Child Sexual Assault to children in Menomonie was found NOT GUILTY by jury after Attorney Nelson successfully presented a battered women/coercion defense in the Dunn County case. (Dunn County)

    1999 – Not Guilty Verdict (Battery)
    New Richmond, WI, man charged with Domestic Abuse/Violence in New Richmond, WI was found NOT GUILTY in jury trial in St. Croix County. (St. Croix County)

    1998 – Not Guilty Verdict (Sex Crime)
    Maiden Rock, WI, man charged with Child Sexual Assault to his daughter found NOT GUILTY in trial to the Court in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    1998 – Not Guilty Verdict (Injury/Death by giving Alcohol to Minor)
    Menomonie, WI, man charged with being responsible for the death of an Ellsworth Teenager for allegedly selling her beer. Client was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    1997 – Not Guilty Verdict (Drunk Driving)
    New Richmond, WI, man charged with Drunk Driving in Ellsworth, WI was found NOT GUILTY by jury in Pierce County. (Pierce County)

    1997 – Not Guilty Verdict (Firearm)
    Clayton, WI, woman was charged with pointing a firearm at man outside her cabin in Balsam Lake was found NOT GUILTY by jury in Polk County. (Polk County)