Practice Areas & Blog

What can Nicol Law Offices, LLC assist you with today?


Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense is a very broad term. I work to ensure clients have effective and efficient criminal defense, and I draw heavily on my time prosecuting cases to know how to defeat the DA’s case! I have experience across all types of criminal defense matters, including, but not limited to:

  • Felony defense
  • Sex crimes
  • Misdemeanor cases
  • Juvenile law
  • Domestic violence
  • Drugs & paraphernalia cases 
  • Probation violations
  • Sealing and expungement
  • Animal cases
  • Noise and other municipal violations
  • Marijuana law
  • Burglary and theft
  • Arson
  • Weapons charges
  • ​Protection Orders


DUI, DWAI, and Traffic

DUI, DWAI, and traffic cases involve much more than going to court to represent yourself. Nicol Law Offices, LLC can represent you in the criminal matter AND assist with Department of Motor Vehicle/ DMV hearings and appeals!

  • Traffic cases
  • Careless or reckless driving
  • Speeding tickets 
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI)
  • Minor in Possession/ MIP
  • Baby DUI (under 21)
  • Biking or Boating Under the Influence (BUI)
  • Habitual Traffic Offender (HTO)
  • Driving Under Restraing (DUR)



I am a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, and I am very knowledgeable in real estate matters. I also manage a large commercial property in Fort Collins, which keeps me up to date on the latest real estate trends, in the following areas:

  • Landlord Tenant evictions
  • Tenant representation
  • Lease negotiations, drafting, and review
  • Security deposit issues


  • How to Deal with Confrontational Cops

    Update: Just yesterday, the authorities released body camera footage from a fatal Mesa, AZ police shooting where an officer was acquitted of homicide and manslaughter charges. Now, most of my cases do not involve fatal shootings, to be honest. However, I find that even the smallest, most innocent police interaction can escalate very quickly.  In the video, it's clear that that is just what happened.  A young man, intoxicated, crawling on the ground, reaches behind himself to pull up his sagging shorts--an action that can be seen as threatening and which he had been warned not to do […]

  • Top 5 Things To Remember In A Traffic Stop

    I was driving home the other day when a police officer came up behind me with his lights on. To my relief, he passed me and pulled over the person in front of me. Stopped at the next light and from my rearview mirror, I saw the officer get out of the car and approach the vehicle. Like any experienced criminal defense and DUI attorney, I knew this traffic stop could go any number of ways for that driver.This incident called to mind countless conversations I’ve had with former clients about how they could have handled their traffic stop better. Of course, these conversations are always […]

  • Halloween, My Favorite Time of Year

    Halloween is my favorite time of year.  Any of you who know me, know that I take all things Halloween very seriously. Now, though, with a son of my own, I can't help but look back on my old childhood with longing.  I grew up in a small town, where everyone was (mostly) safe to walk the streets after dark any day of the year, but especially on Halloween. If anything, there were MORE adults on Halloween than other days.  I know now that perhaps my parents would disagree, but I never felt unsafe trick-or-treating.  Each year we would go to the costume contest put on by […]

  • Keeping It Positive

    Recently, I've realized how much I enjoying going into the bank in person to see my favorite teller.  Often, I take my now 9 month-old in with me.  This teller is the most personable and caring individual I have ever had the joy of meeting.  She is essentially a total stranger to me.  I can't actually tell you her name (and I realize that's on me and I need to make a point to look at her name-tag the next time I'm in there). I've never seen her outside of work.  But darn if I don't love going in to chat with her.This kindhearted woman has told me on at least fifty […]

  • Time Management is HARD

    Time Management is Hard. Capital H.A.R.D. In recent weeks, I've had a lot of things change.  My infant son has started trying his hand (or feet?) at walking WAY TOO EARLY, and I broke my leg only a few weeks before he took the plunge. I've also had other personal health problems, hired a paralegal intern, and both hubs and I have had solo traveling trips without the rest of the fam.  It's been a lot to manage.  Add to it some insanely intense project management of various vendors doing construction on our home (thank you, hail storms), and I'm not entirely sure how I've […]