Are You Facing Criminal Charges in Maine? Being accused is a nerve-racking experience. Your best bet is to consult a top-notch Maine criminal defense attorney, so you can start to take the steps to regain control over your life. At the Nielsen Group, we understand that most people have never been previously arrested and are not familiar with the criminal court system. When accused of a crime, your freedom, livelihood, and future are at risk. In times as these, you need a Maine criminal defense attorney who is dedicated to your defense. We know what it takes and how to get the job done.
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 […]
Maine has several prestigious colleges and universities, including Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, and the University of Maine system, among others. Often part of the college experience is consuming alcohol, both before and after turning 21. College students might be aware that drinking alcohol before they turn 21 will risk a civil violation for underage drinking. These […]
The Maine Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) is an administrative agency of the State of Maine. Hearings at the BMV are called “Administrative Hearings” because they are governed by “administrative law.” Most people are familiar with the criminal law standard of “beyond a reasonable doubt”. In administrative hearings, the standard of evidence applied is much […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.