The Nicholson Nugget: Costume Photo Contest

The Nicholson Nugget
October 2020, issue 13

This is The Nicholson Nugget: the official newsletter of the Law Office of Mark Nicholson.   You can subscribe by clicking here. Costume Photo Contest ends 11/7/2020.

Yesterday was Halloween.  It was a modified Halloween because of the pandemic, but I hope you enjoyed it.  Because of the challenging times, we want to give you a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Details below.

The election is coming up in a couple of days on November 3, 2020, so everyone do your part and vote.  Our history concerning voting in this country has not been stellar.  It has denied the right to vote for some people based on race or sex. In some states, people are denied the right to vote because of a felony conviction or some other restriction.  Currently, there are people actively trying to prevent people from voting. So it’s imperative for you to go out there and vote. Whether you believe the country is going in the wrong direction, vote, or think it is going in the right direction, vote.

COVID-19 cases are on the rise.  It is Fall season, the flu season, and now we have that to be concerned about.  Make sure that you take precautions to keep yourself healthy like wearing a mask, social distancing, washing hands, etc. Just do the best you can to reduce your risk of getting sick period, whether it’s COVID-19 or some other disease.

Costume Photo Contest:

Share your best Halloween costume picture for a chance to win a $100 Amazon Gift Card.  You can either email the picture to or email a link to your picture.

If you would like to submit an article, please email me at

Take care and be safe!


Attorney Denise Turner

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Denise is an experienced trial attorney. She graduated from George Washington University Law School and has a master’s degree in Management.  She worked as a public defender in Marion County for several years before going into private practice and joining the Lawrence County Public Defender Agency as a part-time public defender.  In addition to criminal trials, she handles appellate cases as well as expungements and sentence modifications.  Denise volunteers her time with IndyBar assisting in bar preparation for law school graduates.  She also volunteers as a mock trial judge for the Indiana Bar Foundation.

Here is the link to his interview.

Nugget of the Month

Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights.

By: Jeff Greenfield

The Right to Protest

Brief answers to questions I frequently hear regarding protesting.

Do I  have the right to protest?
Yes, we wouldn’t have some of the rights we have today if people didn’t protest—namely, the right to vote.

Can I take pictures?
Yes, you can. But make sure you’re in a public space and not in someone’s private property. Also, be careful of the commands given by the police. The police may claim you’re interfering with the investigation; they may mistake your camera for a weapon and shoot you. Be very careful. You don’t want to get yourself shot or a criminal case yourself.

What should I do if I believe my rights were violated?
Make sure you write down everything that you can, even if you have to put it into a cell phone, speak it into a digital recorder, to remember it.  Then contact an attorney.