Criminal Defense Lawyer
Our team at Nichols Law has over 50 years of experience helping our clients avoid the worst consequences of a criminal arrest, so they can move on with their life. If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with a crime, or if you have a question about your pending or prior criminal matter, Nichols Law is ready to help you.
Defending Against All Types of Criminal Charges
Nichols Law defends clients accused of and arrested for all manner of violent and nonviolent crimes. Our dedicated criminal law team represents clients facing charges including, but not limited to, the following:
Drug Offenses – including importation, trafficking, possession, or other charges regarding any drug, including pain pills, marijuana, and other controlled substances
Sex Crimes – including internet and computer crimes, sexual offender registry, lewd exhibition, rape, prostitution, and statutory rape
Traffic Crimes – including DUI, vehicular manslaughter, license suspension and revocation, hit and run, and reckless driving
Domestic Violence – including all violence between spouses, roommates or dating couples. This often includes restraining order cases.
Violent Crimes – including assault, robbery, arson, murder, weapons charges, and kidnaping
Theft Crimes – including credit card fraud, grand theft, auto theft, retail theft, and corruption
Child Abuse – including endangering child welfare, exploitation, and custody violations
White‑Collar Crimes – including fraud, embezzlement, extortion, and healthcare crimes
This is not an exhaustive list of the charges our clients face. If you have been arrested or accused of any crime, Nichols Law is here to help you!
At Nichols Law, we understand that nobody is perfect. Probation rules can be difficult to follow especially while you’re trying to recover from your criminal case. When you slip, we are here to help catch you. Violating probation can have serious consequences, including revocation of the probation and even imprisonment. We will help defend you and get you back on track again.
A violation of probation has to be willful and substantial. Missing a single meeting or not having enough money to make a payment should not result in you going to jail. A minor slip-up should result in a minor penalty. We will take the time to evaluate the circumstances of your alleged violation and make sure that you are treated fairly after the judge has been shown ALL the circumstances you faced.
Early Termination of Probation
The faster you can get off probation, the quicker you can put this behind you and move on with your life. Nichols Law helps clients seek early termination of probation, when applicable. Early termination may be available as early as halfway through your probationary term, so long as you have successfully followed the terms of your probation. Speak with a dedicated probation lawyer at Nichols Law to discuss the circumstances of your probation, any alleged violation, and whether you may be eligible for early termination.
Criminal Record Sealing & Record Expungement
A criminal record can continue to haunt you. You may be passed over for a job, a home, or just suffer the embarrassment of someone looking at your background. If this was your first criminal case and you were not convicted (if you received a withheld adjudication) you may be eligible to have your record either sealed or even expunged all together. Once again, that gives you a fresh start and lets you put this isolated incident behind you as it should be.
If you have a criminal record, then the clerk’s computer will usually show every detail of that case… from the arrest, to the charges filed, the witnesses against you, the sentence… basically every embarrassing detail of your case. If your case is sealed, the clerk’s computer will show only that you had some sort of case, but no details will appear. For all anyone knows, it was just a littering case. If your case is expunged then all of the information will be wiped clean from the clerk’s computer. Although certain groups can always see the records (like the police, colleges, certain professional license agencies, etc), the vast majority of the public will never see those details to hold against you.
You may be eligible for a sealing if your first-time case was resolved without a formal conviction. If your case was dismissed or you were found not guilty, you may choose to have your entire record expunged from the system. Remember, just because your charges were dropped or dismissed, does not mean your arrest alone will not continue to haunt you. Your record was clean, so why not keep it that way? Let us help you move on with your life as it should be in every case!
We can help you defend against a wrongful restraining order or to obtain one against someone else. A Restraining Order is a court order that restricts your freedom. You may be ordered to leave your home, close your business or prevented from being in certain places you would otherwise have a right to visit. Violating a restraining order usually results in an arrest and further prosecution before a judge with a possible jail sentence. These orders can be issued only after a full hearing with witnesses in front of a judge. Restraining orders not only can effect your criminal case, but it leaves a permanent record that the rest of the world can see without knowing what really happened. Nichols Law will appear in court and vigorously question the witnesses against you to fight for your freedom and to keep your record clean.
Get Help Fighting Your Criminal Charges
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, you don’t have to face these charges alone. Our legal team has over 50 years of litigation experience, and we provide dedicated, effective, and compassionate service to all criminal defendants. Call us today at 954‑779‑3313 for a free consultation, or fill out our contact form online. Let us help you move on with your life!