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


  • Life After a DUI/DWAI

    Looking Beyond the Conviction: The Long-Term Consequences of a DUI/DWAISo many of my cases involve ordinary folks who have made simple mistakes.  In other words, my clients usually aren’t career criminals.  Most of them have successful careers, family they care for, and great plans for the future.  It’s amazing, though, how one run-in with the law can derail someone’s entire life.  This is especially true with DUI/DWAI cases, given how common they are.  Given that today is not far removed from St. Patrick's Day, I generally […]

  • Lover’s Quarrel: Valentine’s Day & Domestic Violence

    Love it or hate it—Valentine’s Day is here to stay! Like many holidays, the stress of the day alone can cause tension in even the best of relationships (more about holiday stress here). But Valentine’s Day is an entirely different animal compared to other holidays. High expectations, financial pressures, and the “wining” part of “wining and dining” often don’t mix well. For many couples, the night doesn’t quite end as expected. For some couples, the night can go reallywrong. Domestic violence (“DV”) isn’t linked to one […]

  • Staying Safe On Super Bowl Sunday: What You Should Know About DUIs & DWAIs

    My criminal defense firm experiences an uptick in clients this time of year, many of whom are looking for help with DWAI charges (Driving While Ability Impaired) or DUI charges (Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs) that they incurred during the holiday season. It’s a crazy time of year—I get it.  Outside of stress and other types of drama (see my earlier post here about drama), nothing defines the holiday season quite like parties.  Take your pick: Thanksgiving parties, office parties, Hanukkah parties, Christmas parties, light parades, winter festivals, […]

  • New Year, Renewed Resolution: Serving My Colorado Clients

    If you’ve made it to this post, you’ve successfully navigated your way past countless articles on New Year’s resolutions: lose weight, eat right, watch less television, read more books, save more money, spend less money, make more money.  Don’t get me wrong, you can sign me up for all of those, but my 2018 New Year’s resolution probably isn’t one you’ve come across recently, nor is it one that’s new for me.  Every New Year since opening my Colorado criminal defense firm in 2015, I reaffirm a resolution that is near and dear to my […]

  • Dealing with Holiday Drama

    Dealing with Holiday Drama in a Productive WayFor many, the holidays are a wonderful time of year.  Snowy days filled with family.  All manner of food stuffs to consume.  (Pro tip: Let the guilt from extreme sugar intake wait until the New Year!)  For others, though, the holidays can add an extra layer of stress to an otherwise already-hectic life.  Whenever families and friends get together, any number of disasters can occur—and I’m not just talking about burning the gravy.  As a Colorado criminal defense attorney, I see lots of legal issues arise […]