NG Results: Nicholson convinces judge that mandatory minimum sentence isn’t mandatory
By Nick Gansner of Nicholson Goetz & Otis, S.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 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 significant 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.