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Jasen Bodie Nielsen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.9   72 reviews

About Jasen

Learn Jasen’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%
    As a Deputy District Attorney, I was involved in thousands of DUI cases at all stages of the process. For the past 4 years, I have put that experience to use as a Defense Attorney, and now handle all stages of representation for my clients on DUI and related cases.

    15 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    During my time as a prosecutor, I handled many different types of misdemeanors, from theft cases to driving on a suspended license. As a Defense Attorney, I have helped numerous clients facing drug possession charges, theft charges, driving on a suspended license, hit and run, and many other types of criminal charges.

    15 years, 1,000 cases

I grew up in Ventura County, graduating from Westlake High School, and still have family in the area. I currently live in Santa Barbara, and focus my professional efforts on defending people who have been arrested Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles counties. I have handled thousands of cases, first as a prosecutor with the Ventura County District Attorney's Office, and now as a criminal defense attorney. Most of my experience has involved cases of Driving Under the Influence, Driving on a Suspended License, Drug Possession, Hit and Run, Resisting Arrest, Domestic Violence, Petty Theft and other misdemeanor and felony matters.

 

When you call, you always speak directly to me, and I always personally handle every aspect of your case. I pride myself not only on aggressive representation of my clients but also on my customer service. Your phone calls will always be returned promptly and I will always make myself available to meet with you and answer any questions you may have.

 

I have an established track record of achieving excellent results and a history of satisfied clients. If you or a loved one have been arrested for a DUI or another criminal offense in Ventura, Santa Barbara,, Los Angeles or San Luis Obsipo counties, please give me a call or send me an email to put my experience, knowledge and determination to work for you.

 

Sincerely,

 

Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq.

www.805DUI.com

www.NielsenDefense.com

[email protected]

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Santa Barbara DUI Attorney Jasen Nielsen.
(805)564-4384.
www.805DUI.com
Southern California DUI Attorney Jasen Nielsen, outside of Santa Barbara Superior Court.
(805)564-4DUI
www.805DUI.com
Attorney Jasen Nielsen
The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq.
www.805DUI.com
Licensed for 16 years
State HI
Status Active
Acquired 2020
Updated 11/22/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 09/12/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jasen

The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq.
701 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA, 93001
The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen
735 State Street
Suite 219
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
The Law Offices of Jasen B Nielsen, Esq
956 Walnut Street Ste 200
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93041
The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq.
3075 East Thousand Oaks Blvd
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91362
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  72 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case
Jasen handled my DUI case from out of state. He was very reliable and responsive to my emails. I was prepared to go to trial, but he was able to negotiate a good outcome, so we were able to avoid that headache. Would highly recommend
Posted by Dustin | September 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
the right man for the job
After just turning 20 I was on my way home to Santa Maria from a concert in Ventura i got stopped for a headlight being out which lead to my DUID arrest. After looking online at differnet lawers and reviews I found Jasen's page and ended up giving him a call. he took my case and appeared in court in Santa Barbra for me (thats right i didnt have to be there) and kept me up to date with everything that was going on with my case whether it be over phone, over e-mail, or in person. With the prosecution not really wanting to budge on the charges we took it to trial, where again i still did not have to drive down to SB. Before the first trial date he sat down with the prosecutor and the went over dash cam footage asking them where their proof was to which they had no real answer for and DROPPED my case. Jasen Nielson is very experienced in the field of DUI defence, he makes you feel like he cares about your case more than just a pay check and was very easy to talk to. I would highly recomend him for such cases (and would choose again if need be).
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2017
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Professional and Hassle-Free
Jasen handled a DUI case for me when I was already moving out of state. I was worried I'd have to delay my move, but because he handled all the legwork and court appearances, and everything else, I was easily able to stay on track with my move. He got a good outcome for me, and was on top of everything so I didn't have to worry.
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Posted by Martin | December 12, 2016
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A Must Hire DUI/DWI Lawyer
I was referred to Jasen by a friend in a similar situation. He broke down all the scenarios and made it really easy to understand. He is in top of his game and is a must hire! Thank you Jasen for getting my life back on track!
Posted by Raquel | November 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
DUI & Expungement
Getting a DUI was a terrible and challenging mistake I've had to deal with, however, having Jasen Nielsen as my attorney has been a huge peace of mind. Having Jasen to help me navigate through this mess made this whole ordeal much less daunting. He was easy to get a hold of when I had questions, and was great about following up and contacting me with updates and information. I never had to take time off to attend court, Jasen was there to represent me, and with great results. In my circumstance it was likely I would have had to complete the 9 month alcohol ed program, but was able to instead do the 3 month program. A year and a half later I hired Jasen again to assist me with terminating my 3 year probation early and expunging my conviction. Again, he was great about explaining the whole process and following up until my expungement was processed. I highly recommend Jasen; he is forthcoming, reliable, and has a great work ethic! Thank you Jasen!!
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Posted by Gina | June 23, 2016
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DUI was dropped
My son got a DUI when he wasn't driving the car. As a parent your first concern is your child. I googled attorneys and found Jasen. He was the only one who didn't charge a crazy amount. Jasen did an amazing job always thereto answer my questions. My son got his DUI dropped because of the amazing job he did. I can't recommend him highly enough. Thank you
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Posted by Cody | June 23, 2016
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Could not be happier
Jasen is an excellent lawyer and went above and beyond. I feel he believed me and my situation from the very first time I spoke with him. He was able to win my dmv case for me saving my license as well as my job. He was always responsive and always kept me updated as to the status of my case. Money was very tight for me but Jasen was able to work with a flexible payment plan for me. Jasen was able to get my entire case dismissed in court. I could not be happier with choosing Jasen as my lawyer and the overall outcome.
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Posted by Casey C. | May 25, 2016
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Nothing less than stellar!
I called Jasen at the last minute basically, and he jumped on board ! He proceeded to jump through all the hoops for me , while explaining the process very clearly all along. He was very straight forward, and I never once felt he was offering any more than he could possibly/legally do. I was comfortable from the first conversation, and by the results of our third conversation, I was very satisfied. He continued to keep me constantly appraised of the process and progress. Which was extremely reassuring in a time when I was very worried, since not being in this position before. I truly feel he did everything he could, above and beyond my expectations! I would hands down recommend him to anyone in need of any of his services. He's a true professional!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2016
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Stress free
Jason called my nerves, gave me the possible outcomes of my case and proceeded to use his contacts to get the whole case resolved (dismissed) within three weeks of calling him.
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Jasen Neilsen
From start to finish Jasen Nielson took care of everything with regards to my case. He kept me up to date with what was going on and explained the process. Any questions I had regarding my case or even the DMV, he answered immediately and was extremely helpful through the whole process. I never had to miss work to be in court, or deal with paperwork; like I mentioned previously he delt with everything for me and immediately let me know what happened and next steps that would need to be taken. Hiring Jasen was hands down the best thing I could have done, he helped make this stressful event as pain free as it could possibly be and I felt like he took care to ensure that he got the best possible outcome for me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2015
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Hardworking and Honest
Jasen is hardworking, responsible, fair, and honest. He doesn't sugarcoat anything, which I think is very important when you've got legal issues. Jasen cuts right down to the matter at hand. As my lawyer, he knew immediately what to do with my DUI and took care of everything swiftly. I didn't have to wait too long for things to be processed in my case. Most importantly, whenever I had a question, Jasen always responded right away. I highly recommend Jasen B. Nielsen.
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Posted by Michelle | September 28, 2015
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Friendly and efficient
Someone recommended Jasen to me when I got a Dui. I had never done anything in the past to end up needing a lawyer and I wasn't sure what to do. It was scary and traumatizing and I was lost, wondering what was the next step. He met with me and gave me all the information I needed, helping me with any questions and in the end giving me a break down of what my options were and what he could do for me. He was reasonably priced and, knowing it would all be taken care of by someone who had dealt with this situation several times, was a huge relief. I followed his instructions and less than 2 yrs later he contacted me again to follow up with getting the charges expunged off my record. Getting and dealing with a Dui was terrible, but Jasen completely handled it for me and I never had to go to court or back to jail. The Dui is no longer on my record. I was given options on how I wanted to handle everything and I had peace of mind that it would be taken care of properly. I'm so thankful I called him.
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Posted by Martin | September 6, 2015
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AMAZING ATTORNEY !!!
I am so happy a friend of mine recommended me to talk to Jasen Nielsen. Since the moment I called him, he started to help me with this process. I was scared, depressed, etc, since the night I got my DUI and reading information online was only feeding my fear. The day I called Jasen (week after my DUI arrest) I feel relief, soul came back to body.. lol We arranged a meeting, and told me the what to do's and what to expect. After that point I just followed Jasen's . Court putted me on Probation for 3 years. Got my license suspended for a month, then restricted till I finished Zona Seca classes. I did 3 months, the minimum amount of classes, (under my circumstances 9 months was the expectation). When finished the classes I got my driving privileges back ;) . After 1 year and a half of my conviction, and having accomplished all what the court said (classes, swap, pay fines, etc.) I called Jasen again, and asked about the posibility of Early Termination of Probation. He was very careful not promising me anything (as I red most of the motions for early termination are filed 24 months after the day of conviction, 18 months may be too early). Two weeks after that phone call, I got a voicemail from Jasen letting me know that was approved and DUI was EXPUNGED from my records. GREAT LAWYER and PERSON !!!!!!! Thanks Again. P.D: I never went to Court, Mr. Nielsen represented me all the times... yes I never had to go to court !! ;)
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Posted by Bridgette | August 21, 2015
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BEST LAWYER
I highly recommend Jasen Nielsen as a lawyer. He was very helpful in getting my case expunged after being on probation for only one year (was supposed to be 3 year probation). He's respectful, nice (unlike other lawyers I have delt with) and was successful in getting what i needed done. CHOOSE HIM! I don't think you will be disappointed.
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Posted by Pierre | July 23, 2015
Sleeping in the car DUI
Got a DUI in Ventura for sleeping in my car. This could have really effected my work as I drive alot. After the courts threw it out the DMV still pursuit it. Jasen was there for me day or night any questions I had for him he had an answer. He worked with my packed work schedule to arrange meetings and was always patient threw out the whole process even when I wasn't. Through all the evidence Jasen had me put together I felt we had a good chance of the DMV throwing this out as well but you can never be to sure. Well the day came and went with our hearing with the DMV and thank god they ended up dismissing it as well. Jasen did just what I hired him to do which was prove my innocents as I was trying to do the right thing that cold November night.
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Posted by anas | May 4, 2015
he is a good lawyer
he is really good lawyer, i almost go to jail for 6 month, but he helped me and my case got dropped, i got no charges and fees. i recommend him
Posted by Concerned Parents | March 6, 2015
Repeat Customers
We hired Jasen twice in two years. Each time he was able to get the best possible outcome. When our son was in high school, he got charged with a Minor In Possession of Alcohol. It was a very stressful time for our family. We were fortunate to find Jasen. After talking to many attorneys, we chose him because of his initial phone consultation, experience, fair price, and ability to relate to our son. Jasen knows the court system and explains the process. He promptly answers questions through emails and phone calls. We were most impressed by his ability to analyze the situation and lead us through the steps that would achieve a great outcome. The MIP was ultimately dismissed! Unfortunately, our son got into trouble again. Some times even smart kids make dumb choices and have to learn things the hard way. When partying in college, our son encountered the police. He was afraid of getting in trouble again so he made the split second decision to run away from the scene. Bad idea, he was charged with a severe misdemeanor. Fortunately, we knew who to call. We were grateful that Jasen would take the case even though he had to drive a couple hours each way to the college town for court appearances. Much to our relief, Jasen took charge working with our son through this really bad situation. He made several trips and facilitated communication among those involved. The misdemeanor was reduced to an MIP which is a lesser charge and has more appropriate consequences for our son's circumstances. The original charge was so severe that it would have negatively impacted his life for many years potentially closing doors on internships, jobs, and other opportunities. Thanks to Jasen our son's life is back on track for a bright future. We highly recommend Jasen!
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2015
Long Distance Representation
After being pulled over for speeding, our college student (UCSB) was arrested for a possible DUI and possession charge. This was a distressing experience for our daughter and the rest of the family. The dark cloud of the case lingered for six months and she has relocated out of state. Jasen was able to handle the entire matter on her behalf, she never had to make a court appearance. His experience really showed AND he kept us all calm and cool. Much to our relief, the ideal outcome was achieved...all charges were dropped except the speeding ticket (exactly as he predicted!) Thank you very much, Jasen.
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Posted by Michael | October 6, 2014
A lawyer with integrity
I can't express the gratitude we have for Jasen Bodie Nielsen. When my son was arrested for DUI I had no idea where to turn. Since we are not residents of California and actually live in Pennsylvania, I knew we were in for the granddaddy of all nightmare's. I was barraged with lawyer solicitations for out of state DUI help. How do you trust someone you never met and have no reference for such an important concern? They were all much more expensive but sincerely, that is not what made me choose Attorney Nielson. There was a certain simplicity/honesty in a letter describing how he could help. Well he did it, he took care of our legal nightmare with no (I mean none) problems or messy hassles, surcharges or trips to California for me or my son. My son is back at college for his senior year and will continue on to medical school or Neuro-Pharmacology (say that just 1 time fast!) research. I know that he has learned from this experience and will be a tremendous asset to society. He also learned there are still people like Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq who can be trusted to do what they promise even from a distance of 2,500 miles away.
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Posted by Amy | July 21, 2014
Intelligent, Reliable, and all around AMAZING!!
Jasen is the best and I am so glad I had him to help me with this process. I was losing my mind a few days after I got my DUI and I had no idea what to do from there. DMV letters and arrest paperwork couldn't be more confusing. Jasen was the second lawyer I called after getting a ridiculously high quote from another local lawyer. He talked me down after being very overwhelmed by the unknown and told me the first steps we needed to take. He explained everything step by step that we needed to do to take care of my DUI. Not once did I have any doubts. Then when the DMV came at me with a negligent operator charge, Jasen represented me at DMV court and got me my restricted license for work, which I desperately needed. I never waited more than ten minutes for a response to an email, text, or phone call. Any question or concern was always answered right away which I think is one of a kind these days. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer. Thank you Jasen!!
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AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen, Esq.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of David Lehr
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Associate
  • Myer & Fock
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Santa Barbara County Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Santa Barbara County Counsel
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • Sanger & Swysen
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • People v. M.E.
  • License returned and all charges dismissed.
  • People v. E.B.
  • DMV Set Aside. No License Suspension.
  • People v. D.S.
  • DUI charges dismissed. No license suspension.

Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Regular Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Constitutional Rights Foundation
  • Mock Trial Scorer
  • 2013 - Present
  • The William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Misdemeanor Gavel Award
  • Ventura County District Attorney Office
  • 2008
  • Misdemeanor Gavel Award
  • Ventura County District Attorney Office
  • 2007
  • Academic Excellence in Remedies
  • Remedies
  • 2004
  • Excellence for the Future Award in Remedies
  • CALI
  • 2004
  • Academic Achievement - Legal Writing
  • SBCL
  • 2004
  • Academic Achievement - Remedies
  • SBCL
  • 2004
  • Academic Achievement - Torts
  • SBCL
  • 2003
  • Academic Achievement - Contracts
  • SBCL
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Substance Abuse
  • 2013
  • Orientation
  • New Law School Student Orientation
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (60)
Given (71)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nielsen is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Nielsen is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in his state. He is the first and only attorney I would refer my clients to. I highly recommend his legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Mr. Nielsen for many years and highly endorse his advocacy. He’s smart and professional. I confidently recommend his legal counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Nielsen. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He enjoys a great reputation in the field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jay. As a former prosecutor Jay has one huge advantage. "They know that he knows what they know". Call him first for a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jasen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Nielsen is a highly experienced and well respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
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