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Austin Burke Nelson

Austin Burke Nelson

Law Office of Austin Nelson, P.C.
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Traffic Tickets
  • Colorado, Georgia
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I have been a criminal defense attorney and representing clients from arrest to trial for more than 6 years. I graduated from Auburn University with a major in journalism and minor in English and obtained my law degree from the University of Colorado. My prior career was a journalist and newspaper reporter, reporting on hard news, crime, and politics. I seek to tell my client's story to advocate their position, whether this is arguing before a judge or to a jury. Clients can expect an attorney who is committed and compassionate, and who believes in the rights guaranteed to all by the U.S. Constitution.

I have taken more than 40 trials to a jury trial, securing not guilty verdicts on everything from driving under the influence and domestic violence charges to felony sexual assault. I have experience representing clients in all manners of misdemeanors and felonies, and have represented clients facing municipal, state, and federal charges.

Professional Experience
Founder/Criminal Defense Attorney
Law Office of Austin Nelson, P.C.
- Current
Represent clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges.
Associate Attorney
Robinson and Henry, P.C.
Defend clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges. Defended clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Try jury trials and litigate motions.
Senior Deputy Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
Defended clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Try jury trials and litigate motions.
Deputy Public Defender
Colorado State Public Defender
Defended clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges. Try jury trials and litigate motions.
Professional Associations
State Bar of Georgia
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Colorado Supreme Court
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State Bar of Georgia
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  • Free Consultation
    Consultations are done virtually or by phone. Video conferencing is available.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Can a probation officer ask for jail time on a misdemeanor charge while on felony probation if the charges for the
A: Probation comes with a variety of conditions and these conditions can vary from person to person. However, a prohibition against committing a new criminal offense is usually a standard condition of probation. If it is proven that a person violated the terms of probation, this can open them up to additional sentencing for the charge they were on probation for, which could include additional jail time. The standard of proof at a a probation revocation hearing is not the same as trial - which requires beyond a reasonable doubt - as violations of probation must be proven by a preponderance of the evidence, a standard of proof which means the violation was more likely true than not. It is best that the probationer consult with an attorney. ... Read More
Q. Hello! I have a quick question, is it legal to own a sword in my home in Colorado Springs?
A: Ownership of a sword in your home is not specifically prohibited by any current law in the Colorado Revised Statutes. However, since a sword can be construed as a weapon or even a deadly weapon, there may be other situations that make ownership or possession of such an item illegal based off your criminal history, status, and its intended use.

For example, it is routinely a condition of pre-trial release and probation to not possess any weapons, firearms or knives - a sword would most likely be considered to be a knife as the Colorado Jury Instructions define a knife as "any dagger, dirk, knife, or stiletto with a blade over three and one-half inches in length, or any other dangerous instrument capable of inflicting cutting, stabbing, or tearing wounds, but does not include a hunting or fishing knife carried for sports use." This would be a case specific determination as to whether possessing a sword in your home is prohibited based off your unique circumstances. ... Read More
Q. How long can a Georgia county jail hold someone charged with a misdemeanor without giving them Bond or a trial?
A: This depends on a variety of factors. All persons arrested on a misdemeanor in Georgia must be brought before a judge for a bail determination within 48 hours after a warrantless arrest or 72 hours after arrest on a warrant. There are situations in which bail may be revoked, such as a situations where it is proven that a defendant has violated the previously imposed bail conditions.

For the period until a trial is given, speedy trial rights do not begin until after an accusation is filed. The state has up to 2 years from the date of the alleged crime on a misdemeanor to file an accusation. The filing of an accusation begins the criminal prosecution process with an arraignment and triggers the ability to file a demand for speedy trial. ... Read More
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Law Office of Austin Nelson, P.C.
109 Anderson Street SE Suite 201A
Marietta, GA 30060
Telephone: (404) 904-6704