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FACED
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Maine OUI with a 0.14 BAC $2000 Fine and 150 day suspension of Maine driver's license Case Dismissed
The FACTS - An OUI allegation with a blood alcohol level of 0.14. My client was pulled over for a minor traffic violation and admitted to having a few drinks earlier. [Read More]
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THE CHARGE FACED THE OUTCOME
Maine OUI with a 0.21 BAC $2000 Fine and 150 day suspension of Maine driver's license Not Guilty after Trial
THE FACTS - A blood alcohol level of 0.21 was alleged after police arrested in the parking lot by a local grocery story. My client was by his car with an empty alcohol container within easy read of the driver and there was damage to his car. [Learn More…]
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Maine Criminal Defense

Maine Criminal Defense

Assault is any form of offensive physical contact or contact which causes injury to another person. Common examples of assaults are punching, hitting, and kicking, as well as grabbing onto another person’s arm or leg. Assault in Maine is a misdemeanor. However assault can become a more serious felony offense or even aggravated depending on […]

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Maine OUI Defense

Maine OUI Attorney
Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be either a misdemeanor or felony in Maine. The best Maine DUI defense attorneys are aggressive, detailed oriented and committed to your defense. The OUI legal defense team at The Nielsen Group knows how to proactively build a legal defense strategy which will yield the best possible result for your situation.

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In a client’s case, whom I will call Matt, was pulled over for suspected drunk driving.  The reason the police officer gave for pulling him over was that one of his license plate lights was out.  Operating a motor vehicle without all of your required lights functioning properly is a legitimate basis for a traffic […]

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Our firm is a Portland, Maine, criminal defense firm. We defend the rights of people when they are accused. That’s what we do – and that’s all we do. We help defend people’s rights throughout Southern Maine, including Cumberland and York Counties.

Habitual Offender

Habitual Offender in Maine

We all know what a beautiful state Maine is. The best way to get out and about in Maine is to drive. We drive our kids to basketball and soccer practice. We drive to work. We drive to do grocery shopping. We drive because it is a uniquely American experience. While being able to drive […]

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Drug Crimes

Maine Drug Crimes

If you are caught growing marijuana in Maine, you will be charged with cultivating marijuana in Maine.  Despite changing attitudes towards marijuana, and despite the recent successes of local ordinances in Portland, Maine, and South Portland, Maine, the substance remains an illegal drug in Maine.  Without a medical marijuana prescription card, growing marijuana plants can […]

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Operating After Suspension

Maine Operating After Suspension

Unfortunately in the great state of Maine, the state does not excel at notifying people their Maine driver’s license was suspended.   You may be pulled over for a speeding and be surprised to find out you are driving on a suspended license. If you find yourself charged with an OAS, you should be aware that […]

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Our Mission Statement

When facing the Criminal Court, you are bargaining with your freedom and future. It is on the table and at risk. You need a person who knows the specifics of the law, speaks legal jargon, and argues persuasively at Court. Contact my Firm and put your trust and confidence in the proven results and achievements of Attorney Chris A. Nielsen, Esq. & The Nielsen Group.

  • If you are accused of a Crime, I will fight to protect your freedom, future, and reputation.
  • If you have been harmed, I fight to hold those who are responsible accountable.
  • If you have made a bad decision, I fight to make it right.

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How long does a PFA Order last?

How long does a PFA Order last?

You have been living under the terms of the “temporary” Protection From Abuse (PFA) Order since you were served with the paperwork.  Seeing that there is a “final hearing” scheduled by the Court, you might be wondering “how long does a PFA Order last?” The answer to the question (“how long does a PFA Order […]

Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?

Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?

A common way the question (Are Mediation Agreements Enforceable?) arises is illustrated in the following example:  Parents are trying figure out reasonable ways to allow both to have quality time with the kids.  Hurt feelings on one side or concern for the child’s emotional state during this time may have impeded a win-win understanding.   In their case, one […]

Maine Violation of a Protective Order

Maine Law: Violation of a Protective Order

In Maine a “Protective Order” is a civil Order from the Court issued after a Protection From Abuse (PFA) or Protection from Harassment (PFH) Hearing or after a Consent Agreement is signed by a Judge.  It is called a “Protective Order” because it is supposed to protect the person who filed the civil protection request […]

Can I bring my gun to Maine from out of State?

Can I bring my gun to Maine from out of State?

Are you planning a hunting trip to Maine?  Or perhaps while visiting Maine, you just want to carry your gun for peace of mind.  Often those visiting the great state of Maine wonder can I bring my gun to Maine from out of State? The short answer to the question “can I bring my gun […]

  Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Maine

In Maine a “Protective Order” is a civil Order from the Court issued after a Protection From Abuse (PFA) or Protection from Harassment (PFH) Hearing or after a Consent Agreement is signed by a Judge.  It is called a “Protective Order” because it is supposed to protect the person who filed the civil protection request from further domestic abuse or harassment.  Like any Court Order, protective … [Learn More...]

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Maine Gun Rights

Maine Gun Rights

When one mentions hunting, fishing, and shooting sports, there isn’t a finer place to enjoy these activities than Maine. Maine has a significant outdoor tradition and Mainers are gun owners. Are you aware of your Maine Gun Rights?

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