Criminal Defense Practice
— Because of the nature of criminal defense practice, Dru Nielsen prefers to keep confidential the names of her clients. She helps her client navigate at every stage of the criminal process:
Pre-emptive representation. Even before a criminal charge has been filed, Dru helps her clients take appropriate preemptive action to prevent or moderate the charge.
Trial representation. Once criminal charges have been filed, Dru helps her clients by initiating an exhaustive independent investigation of the facts. She strongly believes in the power of knowing more than the opposition, and refuses to rely only on government or police reports. Armed with these facts, she seeks a favorable disposition of the charges prior to trial or a positive outcome at trial.
Post-trial representation. When a client is convicted of a criminal act, punishment may include execution, loss of liberty, government supervision (parole or probation) or fines. In all cases, Dru helps her clients by making sure that the punishment is fair and carried out in an equitable manner. When the conviction is in question, she helps clients with an appeal.