Aaron A. Nelson

Aaron A. Nelson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Hudson, WI

Nelson Defense Group, LLC
 | 811 First Street, Ste. 101, Hudson, WI 54016
Phone: 715-386-2694
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2006 - 2007, 2009 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)

About Aaron Nelson

Admitted: 1996, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: http://www.doardrill.com/attorney_aaron.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2010
  • Martin Hanson Advocates Prize, Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2009
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2007
  • Wisconsin Rising Star, SuperLawyers, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National College for DUI Defense ("NCDD")
  • National Criminal Defense College ("NCDC")
  • Wisconsin Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("WACDL"), District Representative
  • Wisconsin Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("WACDL"), sustainer member
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers ("NACDL"), lifetime member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Hudson Soccer Association (coach and volunteer); Minnesota Youth Soccer Association Coach Education presenter; Minnesota Youth Soccer Association PACT presenter; Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association Coach Education presenter; Guest Lecturer at UW-River Falls Business Law Class; Career Day Speaker at area High Schools

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Aaron Nelson was a 2011 guest speaker at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls.  April, 2011
  • Aaron Nelson was a 2011 Faculty Instructor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison's "Lawyering Skills Course."  The goal of the UW-Madison's "Lawyering Skills Course" is to explain and test "real world" skills that new lawyers are expected to demonstrate in the early years of their practice.  January 31 - February 3, 2011

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • DISMISSED felony Perjury charges:  Bloomer, WI, man charged with Perjury for testimony he gave at a motion hearing.  Pierce County Judge Boles DISMISSED the case at the preliminary hearing.  August, 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 decided to amend the charge to Speeding; we helped the client avoid an OWI conviction.  June, 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 the State presented its case, St. Croix County Judge Needham granted my motion for a directed verdict and DISMISSED all charges. April, 2011
  • OWI-1st Amended to Inattentive Driving:  Luck, WI, man charged with OWI-1st received an amended charge of Inattentive Driving after defense filed motions to suppress evidence.  May, 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 when the Judge determined the government had not met their burden and found both individuals NOT GUILTY. May, 2011
  • NOT GUILTY of OWI-1st:  Wayzata, MN, man charged with OWI is found NOT GUILTY at trial in Municipal Court.  April, 2011
  • DISMISSED felony Perjury charges:  Ellsworth, WI, man charged with Perjury 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.  April, 2010
  • 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.  December, 2010
  • NOT GUILTY felony Misconduct of Public Employee charge:  Beldenville, WI, man charged with felony Misconduct of Public Employee was found NOT GUILTY by a jury in Pierce County.  December, 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.  November, 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.  October, 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.  May, 2010
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in OWI-1st:  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.   April, 2010
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in felony Burglary and Party to a Crime:  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.  Feburary, 2010
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in felony 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.  January, 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.  (Retried on, resulting in a NOT GUILTY verdict.)  September, 2009
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle:  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.  As a result of this case, in March 2010, Aaron Nelson was awarded Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Martin Hanson Advocates Prize for his defense of a client in a Dunn County Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Vehicle case in which the Dunn County jury found his client Not Guilty. Each year, the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (“WACDL”) honors criminal defense attorneys practicing in Wisconsin who have won an acquittal in a homicide case or secured a dismissal on the merits of the case. The Martin Hanson Advocate's Prize is named in honor of a Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer regarded as one of the State's finest for his generation and the founder of WACDL.  Aaron Nelson won the Award in 2010 from the trial that was held in 2009.  September, 2009
  • 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.  September, 2009
  • NOT GUILTY verdict in Possession of Marijuana:  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.  June, 2009
  • Client was charged with two counts of Felony Robbery with Threat of Force and Armed Robbery.  Attorney Nelson successfully argued to suppress statement of the client.  Attorney Nelson filed Motions in Limine suppressing DNA evidence, which was granted by the Court.  Client was released from jail and currently awaits further action by the District Attorney's office.
  • Client was charged with Operating While Under the Influence (1st) after client was in a motorcycle accident involving no other vehicles.  Client was unconscious, due to injuries from the accident, at the time of the arrest.  Attorney Nelson successfully argued that arrest was unlawful.  CASE DISMISSED.
  • Client was charged with Misdemeanor Possession of THC (Marijuana) stemming from an incident wherein client was in a vehicle with four other people and thought to have been observed by a police office (who was conducting surveillance at a distance) of using a marijuana pipe.  Jury found client NOT GUILTY.
  • Client was charged with Felony Theft-Business Setting of greater than $10,000 resulting from client's duties as Power of Attorney for client's living mother.  Jury found client NOT GUILTY.
  • Client was charged with a Misdemeanor Failure to Attach Ear Tag to Deer Carcass, stemming from an incident where client assisted a friend in removing a deer from the woods.  Jury found client NOT GUILTY.
  • Two recent police officer cases:  (1) Pierce County - dismissed at preliminary examination; (2) Burglary (4 misdeamenors) - all dismissed.
Office Location for Aaron A. Nelson

811 First Street, Ste. 101
Hudson, WI 54016

 

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Last Updated: 5/23/2017

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