This past summer I was facing a theft charge for petty shoplifting. I understood that the penalty would be a fine only. Overall, I was not worried about the fine amount, but the prospect of having a criminal charge on my record. A conviction would have been devastating. I feel that I might have been kicked out of school, and I could be overlooked for future career opportunities that require a special license.
In the past I had gotten in trouble before, and I really found that having a lawyer made a difference. Attorney Chris Nielsen helped me get oriented about the charge and some of the consequences that I was not aware of at the time. This was in stark contrast to what the police had told me; that my only option was to plead guilty. Attorney Nielsen made it clear to me that I had legal rights and alternatives to just pleading guilty. Weighing the costs of just paying the fine to paying a lawyer, I realized that pleading guilty would cost much more in the long run.
At Court, I got a much better result because I had a lawyer. The outcome involved community service and good behavior, and I would keep the charge off of my record, which was the most important thing to me. Hiring The Nielsen Group was well worth the investment. The legal fees were very reasonable, even as a student. I would definitely recommend Attorney Nielsen and The Nielsen Group to others. ” -C.R.