Criminal Law

Nelson Naegle is ready to go to work on behalf of those accused of crimes of all levels and severities. With experience on both sides of the criminal law, our attorneys have the expertise to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each case and the skill and tenacity to secure the best possible result.


The criminal justice system can be daunting and often makes those accused of crimes feel powerless. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping accused individuals take that power back. The right to counsel and the presumption of innocence are two of our most sacred and deeply rooted constitutional principles. Standing up for these values, we demand accountability from law enforcement by way of suppression or exclusion of evidence, as well as uncovering critical information through independent inquiry and investigation. We also demand accountability by ensuring witness credibility and law enforcement transparency, and we are prepared to enlist qualified and capable experts to counter spurious claims and to return balance to the process.


The categories of cases we defend include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Minor Traffic

  • DUIs

  • Drug Crimes

  • Property Crimes

  • Registry Violations

  • Domestic Violence

  • Protective Orders

  • Assaults

  • Sexual Offenses

  • Homicides


With a reputation among prosecutors and judges of integrity and ability, our skilled litigators are positioned either to deftly negotiate fair and prompt resolutions or to put the government to its burden before a jury of our clients’ piers. And for those who feel they have already been wrongly convicted or sentenced, our attorneys have the experience and legal prowess to litigate orders to show cause and to prosecute criminal appeals.