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Danielle Nichol Nygren

Criminal defense Attorney at Roseville, CA

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  • Licensed for 5 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
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  1. Criminal defense
    Ms. Nygren fights for her clients facing a wide array of misdemeanor charges, such as drug possession, theft, battery, vandalism, weapon offenses, prostitution, vehicle offenses, trespassing, public intoxication, and resisting arrest,

  2. Domestic violence
    Ms. Nygren practices in the domestic violence court where her clients are charged with battery, child abuse, hate crimes, child endangerment, hit and run, and violations of restraining orders.

  3. Expungement
    Ms. Nygren accepts cases to help those who want to dismiss a prior conviction, terminate probation, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor, or remove a prior marijuana conviction.

"Danielle Nygren works hard and relishes a challenge. She recently graduated from the U.C. Irvine School of Law with High Honors for working more pro bono hours than anyone else in her class. While Danielle was excelling academically, she put in over 400 hours on real-life cases at a number of Public Defender’s offices in Southern California. Her enthusiasm and talent make her an exceptional young attorney, and we are proud to have her on our team.

Danielle currently works in our misdemeanor and domestic violence units, where hard work and dedication matter. Fascinated with the criminal justice system and the power to protect people’s rights, Danielle says, “What motivates me to work so hard is feeling like I am someone’s advocate, their warrior – trained, informed, and ready to go to battle for them.”

Danielle fights many of those battles in the pre-trial phases of her cases. “I get fired up about discovery issues and police misconduct. Holding the District Attorney accountable to turn over their information and challenging police misconduct can really turn the tables in our favor. I love bail review arguments because I can get my client out of custody and that makes a difference for them.”

While in school, Danielle worked for the Sacramento County Public Defender, the Orange County Public Defender, the Santa Barbara Public Defender, the Clemency Project (where she sought a presidential pardon for her client), the Innocence Appeal Project (where she sought exoneration for her clients from the California Supreme Court), and a Criminal Justice Clinic and an Immigrant Rights Clinic through U.C. Irvine.

Her work experience in law school earned Danielle some notoriety in the community and brought her to the attention of the Cohen Defense Group’s managing partner, David Cohen, who says, “Adding Danielle Nygren to the Cohen Defense Group was an easy decision. She graduated from one of the state’s most innovative law schools in the top of her class, worked extensively on informant issues arising from the infamous Orange County jail snitch program, and successfully overturned the deportation of a U.S. Army veteran while working with the UC Irvine Immigration Clinic. This showed me that Danielle has a high level of dedication to the work and, more importantly, Danielle is a winner. She has quickly proven herself a strong advocate for our clients.”

She became a member of the state bar in 2018. Education: University of California, Irvine, CA (B.A. Social Ecology 2014); University of California School of Law, Irvine, CA (J.D., 2018). Member: State Bar of California, Placer County Bar Association."

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Posted by Carly | March 6, 2020
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Finally a lawyer who actually cares about her clients
So I am still fighting my cases with the help of Danielle but I wanted to do a review for her anyways and will do another one when my cases are resolved as well. I was super happy when I found out that the district attorney had conflict of interest and that the Cohen Law Group had agreed to take on my case and after meeting with Danielle the very first time, even though it was a very brief meeting basically so that she could introduce herself and ask a few quick questions so that she could get an idea about how she should go about fighting my cases, I could tell that she was very passionate about her job and unlike a public defender who in my opinion isnt phased a bit what the outcome is for their client because they are going to get paid either way and with as many cases as they have they dont put as much time or energy into looking into every aspect they possibly could about each clients case as they should because the outcome of each case just doesnt make a difference to them. In my opinion Danielle is different, she cares about her clients and puts her heart into fighting for her clients freedom and actually takes the time to find out every possible detail about their case so that she knows the best way to go about getting the best possible outcome for her clients. She is very non-judgmental and unlike the district attorney, who even though you are supposed to be Innocent until Proven guilty, automatically assumes that because you are in jail for a crime it must mean that you did the crime but Danielle doesn't. Actually. Quite the contrary unless you tell her differently. This is obviously just my opinion but in all honesty if I was given the choice to pick any attorney I want I would want to stick with Danielle. Before I found out that the public defender couldn't represent me I was looking online for a pro bono lawyer because I knew that the public defender didnt care what the outcome of my cases were so finding out that I wasn't going to be represented by them and then meeting Danielle truly made me feel like I had one a prize or something. Almost like winning the lawyer lottery. I dont know what I would have done without her and would more than likely still be in jail right now instead of sitting here writing this review. She's a miracle worker and puts her reputation on the line to help her clients. She definitely put her neck on the line to get me out of jail because neither the District Attorney nor did the Placer County Probation Department feel that I would be a good candidate to be released because they had already given me a chance to be out of jail on Supervised OR and in their opinions I was not doing what they had asked me to do which is why I was back in there after only being out for 6 days so they felt that if released I would continue with the same type of behaviors that got me locked up again so Probation was asking for me to remain in custody. The District Attorney rarely goes against what the Probation Department recommends but I asked Danielle to please do her best to try to get me out because I really wasn't doing well in there and I'm just not the type of person who can handle being in jail. I told her that I would be willing to do whatever it took to get out being either a more strict supervised or where I had curfews and where I could go was way more limited all the way up to doing home confinement if that's what it took. She promised that she would do her best but for me not to get my hopes up because the chances of me getting released that day were very slim and to just be mentally prepared to be in there for at the very least another week. So when I finally got called up to court about 2 hours later I really thought that there was no chance I was getting out so when I heard her say that the DA agreed to release me on home confinement I just couldnt believe it and actually started crying and kept telling her thank you so much. She is one of my heroes and I wont let her down this time. Thank you
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Roseville Criminal defense Lawyer Danielle Nichol Nygren
Danielle Nichol Nygren
Criminal defense Attorney
Roseville, CA
Licensed for 5 years