NG Results: Nicholson convinces judge that mandatory minimum sentence isn't mandatory

By Nick Gansner of Nicholson, Gansner & Otis, S.C. on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.

Today, Attorney Nicholson successfully argued that the law conventionally understood to impose a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years for certain child sex offenses was not, in fact, mandatory. Her successful argument saved her client a significant amount of prison time. The client had originally been charged with eight counts of Possession of Child Pornography, and ultimately entered a guilty plea to one count, with the remainder dismissed. Following an argued, contested sentencing hearing, the judge agreed with Attorney Nicholson that the sentencing law did not, in fact, require a minimum of three years of prison.