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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Operating Under the Influence

OUI in Maine

Frank lives in Portland, Maine, where city ordinance permits adults over 21 to possess small amounts of recreational marijuana. Frank goes to visit friends at their Old Port apartment, and he smokes marijuana during the evening. Because Frank does not want to drive drunk, he does not drink any alcohol. Later that evening not being […]

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Proven Recent Results

Assault Charges Can Put Your Job at Risk Criminal convictions can put your job at risk. Jobs that require their employees to be trustworthy and upstanding citizens might fire someone because of a criminal charge. This was exactly what my client faced when he came to my office. He was almost in a panic that […]

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Contact Attorney Chris Nielsen at (207) 571-8555 

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

This November 2014 election, marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in South Portland and Lewiston. The results from this vote were split between the two cities. Lewiston rejected the marijuana initiative. South Portland approved the marijuana initiative. What does this result mean for these two cities? And what does this result mean for future marijuana […]

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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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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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Electronic Monitoring of Domestic Violence (DV)

Will Maine see Electronic Monitoring of Domestic Violences (DV) Defendants?

On November 19, 2014, Maine’s NPR News Source (MPBN) published an article about recent experiments with electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV) defendants in Somerset County, Maine. As Maine has attempted electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV)defendants in one county, it begs the question whether the State will implement electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV) defendants across Maine. According to the article, Maine’s county prosecutor’s offices are being encouraged to … [Learn More...]

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November 2014 Maine Marijuana Ballot Initiative Split Vote

This November 2014 election, marijuana initiatives were on the ballot in South Portland and Lewiston. The results from this vote were split between the two cities. Lewiston rejected the marijuana initiative. South Portland approved the marijuana initiative. What does this result mean for these two cities? And what does this result mean for future marijuana ballot initiatives in other Maine cities or towns? Changes for Marijuana in South Portland While Lewiston will not experience any changes … [Learn More...]

Heroin Charges in Maine

Heroin Charges in Maine

Your heroin addiction began innocently. You got into a car accident. You suffered serious injuries to your neck or back and continue to suffer from chronic pain. You see a doctor, who prescribes narcotic pain medication. Over time, the pain pills do not work as well as before, and so you need to take more to get the same effect. Over time, you become dependent, and then addicted to the substance. When the doctor will not prescribe you any more pills, or when the pills become too expensive, the … [Learn More...]

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Assault Charge Dismissed

Assault Charges Can Put Your Job at Risk Criminal convictions can put your job at risk. Jobs that require their employees to be trustworthy and upstanding citizens might fire someone because of a criminal charge. This was exactly what my client faced when he came to my office. He was almost in a panic that he might lose his job, which carried a great deal of respect, trust, and security. This made it all the more important for me to provide him with an aggressive defense to his case. … [Learn More...]

  Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence in Maine

On November 19, 2014, Maine’s NPR News Source (MPBN) published an article about recent experiments with electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV) defendants in Somerset County, Maine. As Maine has attempted electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV)defendants in one county, it begs the question whether the State will implement electronic monitoring of domestic violence (DV) defendants … [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? The Second Amendment preserves the right to bear arms on the Federal level. There are certain situations […]

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Key Victories

  THE CHARGE Third Lifetime Offense OUI 0.21% breath test result
FACED HOME STATE LIFETIME SUSPENSION
  THE RESULT Jury declared
client Not Guilty
of OUI.
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  THE CHARGE
Habitual Offender

FACED LOSS OF DRIVER'S LICENSE
FOR 6 YEARS
  THE RESULT
Case Dismissed!

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  THE CHARGE Accused of carrying concealed weapon

FACED 1 YEAR AND $2,000 IN FINES
  THE RESULT
Case Dismissed!

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  THE CHARGE Charged with OUI as a Minor 0.08% Breath Test

FACED $500 IN FINE AND 1 YEAR SUSPENSION
  THE RESULT
Case Dismissed!

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