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Verdict

05/10/2022

County

Iowa

Charge

Reckless Homicide; First Degree

Alleged strangulation/suffocation of child in defendant’s care. Defense involved challenging cause of death, aggressive cross of state’s pathologist, and strong expert testimony for the defense. Lots of local press, there’s a livestream of much of the trial online somewhere.

Verdict

01/03/2017

County

Dane

Charge

Sexual Assault of Child; First Degree

Verdict

12/23/2020

County

Dane

Charge

Sexual Assault of a Child; Second Degree

Client was a lesbian living with religious parents and abusive family dynamics. Her brother was coached to accuse her of SA in a bizarre “conversion therapy” type of setup. A lot of political hot button issues to tackle and extensive pretrial litigation that really facilitated the win.

Verdict

07/25/2019

County

Dane

Charge

Substantial Battery, DC

Client was a protester accused of battering a state senator. Tons of press as a result — including write up in New York Times about acquittal. Defense was that client was innocent.

Verdict

09/21/2022

County

Dane

Charge

Sexual Assault, Substantial Battery, Intimidation of Victim, Felony Bail Jumping (Multiple Counts); Fourth Degree

Verdict

10/05/2022

County

Dane

Charge

Recess Injury; First Degree

Gang-related shooting with ID issues, bad science (gunshot residue).

Verdict

02/01/2022

County

Brown

Charge

Sexual Assault; Third Degree

College sexual assault allegations, saved a young man from registry and preserved his ability to enter his chosen career (teaching).

Verdict

05/24/2021

County

Oconto

Charge

Stalking, Bail Jump

Interconnected small town politics led to my client, prominent professional, being charged with stalking a government official. Jury came back in 18 minutes and said the only reason it took that long was they wanted to talk about how the alleged victim should be prosecuted. Several jurors hugged my client and apologized to him for what he had been through.

Verdict

01/04/2019

County

Pierce

Charge

Sex Crime; Second Degree

Man charged with 2nd degree Sexual Assault of his stepdaughter was found NOT GUILTY by jury after Attorney Aaron A. Nelson successfully persuaded the jury that the teenager's story was not believable.

Verdict

02/02/2017

County

Bayfield

Charge

Sexual Assault, False Imprisonment, Misdemeanor Battery and Felony Bail Jumping; Second Degree

Man charged was found NOT GUILTY by a jury of all charges after Attorney Aaron A. Nelson successfully argued their consensual sexual affair was not a crime. Theory of Defense: It was his insults and the potential of their immoral affair being known to family that led her to eventually blame him by telling police she was raped.

Verdict

04/07/2017

County

Dunn

Charge

Reckless Homicide; First Degree

Man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1st Degree Reckless Homicide after Attorney Aaron A. Nelson successfully argued that the man was acting in self-defense.

Verdict

03/07/2016

County

Buffalo

Charge

Sexual Assault of a Child; First Degree

Man charged with three counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child under 12 was found not guilty after a week-long jury trial. The jury deliberated less than one hour before agreeing with the Defense that the child was only a victim of a custody struggle and was manipulated by his mother, but that he was never sexually assaulted.

Verdict

12/14/2016

County

Hudson

Charge

Sexual Assault; Second Degree

College student was charged with three counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault and one count of Battery. On day three of jury trial, the Judge dismissed one count of Sexual Assault because the State could not meet its burden. After four days of trial, the jurors took less than 30 minutes to find him not guilty of all charges.

Verdict

05/01/2017

County

Pierce

Charge

Homicide; Negligent Operation Vehicle

Mother charged with three counts of felony Vehicular Homicide and one misdemeanor charge of Reckless Driving, found “not guilty” on all charges by a jury, after just two hours of deliberation.

Verdict

02/01/2015

County

Douglas

Charge

Felony Murder; Armed Robbery

Man charged with Party to A Crime (PTAC) of Armed Robbery and Felony Murder, found “Not Guilty” of all charges by jury. The other 4 defendants charged in companion cases were all eventually convicted and served time in prison for their role in the events, but Attorney Aaron A. Nelson persuaded jury that his client was not guilty because he had no knowledge of the shooters plan and did not aid nor abet the shooter.

Verdict

02/07/2014

County

Buffalo

Charge

Sexual Assault of Child; Second Degree

Man charged with multiple counts of Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child was found not guilty after a week-long jury trial. The jury deliberated less than two hours before agreeing with the defense that the child was only a victim of a custody struggle and being manipulated by her mother, but that the child was not sexually assaulted.

Verdict

07/01/2014

County

Douglas

Charge

Homicide; First Degree Intentional

Man found NOT GUILTY by a jury of the charge 1st Degree Intentional Homicide after Attorney Aaron A. Nelson successfully convinced the jury that one of the State’s prisoner witnesses was more likely to be the shooter than the accused.

Verdict

07/01/2002

County

Dunn

Charge

Charge Against Sex Assault; Second Degree

Charged with 12 counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of her child and 2 other children was found Not Guilty of all 12 counts after Attorney Aaron A. Nelson successfully persuaded the jury that his client was COERCED [forced] to do these horrible acts by her abusive husband who held a gun to her head and threatened to kill her if she left him.