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In The News

Monday, October 21, 2019

The Year of Chris Wickman

Categories: OWI

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Operating is not Sleeping in Your Car - DUI Myth Number 34

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Real ID Will Soon Get Real in Michigan - Got Yours?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Overserved and Turned Loose in the Night to Wreak Havoc - Who is Responsible?

Categories: Mathew J. Heos

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Distracted driving, auto accidents and you; do you know your rights?

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Wrongful Death, Mathew J. Heos

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

A Reckless Driving Trial That Never Should Have Been - A Not Guilty Story from the Ausable River Canoe Marathon

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Myth About DRE and Why The Government Refuses to Let Lawyers Access the Same Training that is Provided to Cops and Prosecutors

Categories: Drugged Driving

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Supreme Court's Unconscious Blood Draw without a Warrant Decision: Much Ado About Nothing?

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Michigan's No Fault Auto Insurance Reform: "Get Ready" to Get Screwed

Categories: Mathew J. Heos

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

CELEBRATING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF COLLINE DeVRIES-BURD

Categories: Family Law

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Family Law Lawyer Colline DeVries-Burd: "Good News for Shared Parenting Community" from the Michigan Court of Appeals

Categories: Family Law

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Michigan Lawyer’s Weekly Interview with Mike Nichols

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Marijuana is Legal as of Now! What does that Mean for My Case?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mike Nichols Honored With the 2018 Leo Farhat Award

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mike Nichols conferred Leo A Farhat Award by Ingham County Bar Association/Chris Wickman Joins the Firm; Along with James T. Heos and Matthew J. Heos

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Court of Appeals Interprets the "Impaired" Statute Nonsensically

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Monday, October 8, 2018

A Word About the Leo A. Farhat Award and Frank Harrison Reynolds and Carrying the Legacy of Legends

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, September 14, 2018

East Lansing, Meridian Township and Lansing OWI or Drunk Driving - not Your Father's DUI Anymore

Categories: Drugged Driving

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Monday, August 27, 2018

East Lansing, Lansing and Meridian Township OWI or Drunk Driving Charges are Not Your Father's "DUI" Anymore

Categories: Drugged Driving

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Michigan State Police has updated its protocol for analyzing THC in human blood

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Not Your Father's DUI in East Lansing, Meridian Township or Lansing: How Law Enforcement is Changing

Categories: Drugged Driving

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

East Lansing, Lansing and Meridian Township OWI or Drunk Driving Charges are Not Your Father's "DUI" Anymore

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The 6th Circuit Stays a Lower Court Order on Michigan Driver License Suspensions

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

2017 Audit of the Michigan State Police Forensic Lab Confirms Deficiencies in Blood Alcohol Methods

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Michigan Criminal Attorney Mike Nichols Has Some Advice for People and Reflections on a Successful Defense of a Client in a So-Called Title 9 Investigation at Michigan State University

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Drunk Driving Charges in Lansing and East Lansing: Is There a Secret to Beating the Case?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, May 21, 2018

The DRE As A Weapon: How the Government’s Own Evidence Can Be Used Against It

Categories: Drugged Driving

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Friday, May 18, 2018

What is Happening With the Breath Test Devices in East Lansing and Clinton County?

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Monday, May 14, 2018

The Court of Appeals: You Can Be Guilty of a Crime About Your Driving Without Bad Driving

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Friday, April 20, 2018

The President Decries the End of the Attorney-Client Privilege - How We Protect Your Information

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spring in Michigan Means Hash Bash and 420: Driving to Party? Implied Consent Refusals and Drugged/Drunk Driving Cases

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

The Fallacy of the Coin Toss: .08 is “On the Money”

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Are You Being Watched? If You're Injured and Pursuing a Claim for Injuries: Social Media Could Tweet Disaster

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Michigan’s Rules of Evidence Limiting Use of “Character” are Strengthened by the Supreme Court

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, September 29, 2017

MATT HEOS ON NEW INSURANCE “REFORM” SCHEME IN LANSING: FOOLS GOLD

Categories: Personal Injury

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Matt Heos and Aaron Martinez On the MMFLA Board: A Stance Rooted in Bias But Not the Law

Categories: Medical Marijuana

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Not Guilty: A Blood Alcohol Level of Nearly .29 But What is "Operating" Under Michigan Drunk Driving Law

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

What if Tiger Woods Had Been Arrested in Michigan? OWI Prescription Drugs is a Different Case

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Patients Face New Legal Threat from Healthcare Providers The Covenant Ruling from The Supreme Court Says Auto Insurance Provider Cannot be Sued Directly

Categories: Personal Injury

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Monday, July 3, 2017

The Nichols Law Firm Catches a "Rising Star"; Matthew Heos Joins the Team

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Dead Man Acquitted - A Fascinating By-product of the Aaron Hernandez Suicide

Categories: Drug Crimes

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Michigan Supreme Court Issues a Ruling Creating a “Could have Known” Standard in Slip and Fall Cases

Categories: Personal Injury

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

On this "420" City Council Still In a “Haze” on Developing Medical Marijuana Ordinance

Categories: Medical Marijuana

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How Dry I Am! A Case About Uncertainty; Language and the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act

Categories: Medical Marijuana

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Monday, March 6, 2017

When Juror Misconduct Needs to Be Investigated: We've Been There

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

President Obama Commutes the Sentence of a Nichols Law Firm Client – Her Nightmare is Over

Categories: Drug Crimes

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Lansing Debates: Stability vs. Progress In Residential Medical Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

Categories: Medical Marijuana

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

Why Would a Prosecutor Investigate a Dismissed Case? Timing is Everything

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Achieving the Seemingly Unachievable Result - A Story of Commitment to Results

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Charges Dismissed Against Deputy Iosco Treasurer in Scathing Court Opinion

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Iosco County Prosecutor Criticized by Local Press in Anderson Embezzlement Case: Mike Nichols says Favorable Evidence “Hidden” from Public

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Nichols Lawyers File a Brief on High Profile Public Official Misconduct Case

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

De-Criminalizing the First MIP in Michigan May Well Be Law Soon

Categories: Minor in Possession

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Michigan Motorcycle Accident Injury Prevention: Helmets! A New Study Reveals our Choices

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Michigan Criminal Law Attorney Mike Nichols Decries Charging Decision by Iosco County Prosecutor in High Profile Embezzlement Case

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2016 Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving Update - Mike Nichols Featured

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, July 22, 2016

How to combat “creative policing”? With “creative lawyering” of course!

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

What's More Dangerous: A Driver Who is Impaired, Distracted or Has a False Sense of Security

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Friday, July 1, 2016

The Holiday Weekend Will Mean Stepped Up Enforcement - Why the Walk and Turn is Unfair

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Officer Deviates from Implied Consent Rights - Refusal Charge Dismissed

Categories: OWI

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

We EARN Our Reputation - We Don't Pay to Play; The Hard-Fought Path to Recent Major Victories for Clients

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, June 10, 2016

The Fight is On to Put Legalization of Marijuana on the Michigan Ballot

Categories: Josh Covert

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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Did you violate probation or bond orders?

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Mike Nichols Reacts: New Published Caselaw Recognizes The Contempt Procedure for Bond Violations

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Controversial 300 feet from a fire ordinance struck down

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, May 2, 2016

The "Castle Doctrine" Gets New Vitality from the Michigan Court of Appeals

Categories: Drug Crimes

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Did You Know That You Can Be Arrested for Drunk Driving in Your Own Driveway? The Michigan Court of Appeals Just Made it a Little Harder for Police

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Michigan Cannabis Attorney Joshua Covert - Where Did We Get 420 Anyway?

Categories: Josh Covert

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Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fanning Off The Breath Test - Another Success Story

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Why it’s even more important than ever to fight a drunk driving charge in Michigan if your license equals your livelihood.

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Michigan drunk driving crackdown begins. Michigan DUI attorney Mike Nichols has 2 critical tips

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

MIRS Newsletter Quotes Mike Nichols - Disappointment in Gamrat Case over AG Conduct in Obtaining Warrant

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Attorney for Cindy Gamrat: "Unfortunate Misrepresentations" made in Hearing. Mike Nichols Speaks Out About Swear-To

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mike Nichols Starts Off 2016 with Success in Michigan DUI Defense and More Leaderdship of Other Lawyers

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Family's Life is Changed but Good Lawyers Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients Recover

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Failure to Follow State Refulations Leads to Blood Test Suppression Thanks to New Mexico Court of Appeals

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Monday, February 1, 2016

A New Sobriety Test in Michigan Drunk Driving Investigations (OWI) Based On Paperless Insurance Certificate Law?

Categories: OWI

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Monday, January 25, 2016

"In the Blink of An Eye - Life Changes - How Do You Move On? Michigan Law on Justice for Victims"

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Personal Injury

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Monday, January 11, 2016

Not Guilty! Prosecutor Adds a Count of Child Abuse to Leverage Client - Client Stands Tall and Jury Agrees

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winning An Implied Consent Suspension: Attorney William Livingston Saves Client From 1-Year License Suspension

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Tension Between Protection of the Public and Protection of the Constitution -

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

East Lansing Police Make Arrests Following the BIG Championship Game - A Questionable Law May Be Put to the Test

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Spartan Fans Show Class to Celebrate the BIG Football Championship - East Lansing Police Report a Quiet Night After Penn State Win

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Arrest Numbers Expected from East Lansing Police After MSU-OSU Celebrations Saturday

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Bill Livingston is now NHTSA Certified on OWI Investigation

Categories: OWI

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform: Reform in Just Name Only?

Categories: Drug Crimes

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Friday, October 30, 2015

Medical Marijuana and a Michigan Divorce and Custody Case

Categories: Family Law

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Making a Michigan Drunk Driving Disappear: Getting the Order of Suppression and Protecting the Record

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

East Lansing Police Still Looking for Suspects from Celebrations after MSU-Oregon Game

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Case Dismissed on The Eve of Trial!

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, September 13, 2015

Arrested or Ticketed for a Misdemanor at MSU Oregon game? Tips from a Leading Law Firm in East Lansing

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, August 28, 2015

I Was Injured in an Auto Accident - What do I do? Michigan Personal Injury Attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols Has a Few Tips on What to Do: And Not Do

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The Nichols Law Firm Lawyers Are Ready to Finish Strong in 2015 After an Incredible Summer of Results

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Auto Accident Attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols: Recent Fatalities Highlight the Need to CheckYour Insurance Coverage

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Commercial Driver License Holder and Saving Your Job; Your Commercial Driver License and Your LIfe

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Michigan State Police Blood Lab - Still Taking Shortcuts But With the Right Lawyer It May Be at the Prosecutor's Expense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Moving Violation Causing Death in Michigan: A Good Result; an Unhappy Ending and A Question: Why Prosecute in the First Place

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Double Jeopardy Prevents a Retrial and OWI "Per Se" Theory Dismissed

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Browbeaten Breath Test is Suppressed; No DUI for a Michigan IT Exec

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mike Nichols Comes Through in the Clutch for Off-Duty Trooper Charged with DUI-OWI in High-Profile Trial: Walk out "Still Not Guilty"

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Auto Accident case is resolved with a significant amount of dollars

Categories: Personal Injury

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fork lift, construction site Injury Settles for $20,000

Categories: Personal Injury

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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Mike Nichols Praises Body Cameras for The New "Perspective" That They Provide

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Josh Covert: Hash Bash More Than Marijuana; Science, Medicine and Policy Came Together

Categories: Josh Covert

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mike Nichols of Michigan on the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) on the "DUI" Pardon

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

"Adventurous" Spartan from Livingston County Joins Nichols Law Firm

Categories: OWI

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

East Lansing Drunk Driving Lawyer Mike Nichols: Leading and Learning At Advanced DUI Seminar in Ohio

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mike Nichols Shows Why He is a Leader in Criminal Defense: Judge Suppresses SFSTs in trial of Michigan State Police Trooper

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Want to Find Out What It Means to Be Committed to Results? Josh Covert Gets 2 Dismissals In Battle Creek and East Lansing in 1 Day

Categories: Josh Covert

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Moving Violation Causing Death Dismissed; Ingham County Motor Vehicle Attorney William Livingston Gets Dismissal for a 1-point Civil Infraction in Delhi Township Fatal Motorcycle Accident

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

MSU-UM Watchers & Super Bowl Fans - 2 Helpings of DUI Targeted Enforcement Coming Your Way

Categories: OWI

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Friday, January 30, 2015

"The MIP Epidemic" - A Special Report on WILX TV Features Mike Nichols

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Famed Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols to Speak at National College for DUI Defense Winter Session

Categories: Drunk-Driving

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mike Nichols and Josh Covert Stand Tall During Trial in Major Medical Marijuana Trial

Categories: Medical Marijuana

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Michigan Court of Appeals: Gang Expert Who Says Accused Acted "Like a Gang Member" Tainted the Verdict: Battle Creek Case Gets New Trial

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drug Crimes

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Michigan Legislature Gives Motorists a Holiday Present - Standardized Field Sobriety Tests are Inadmissible in Drunk Driving Trials; Pass Other Bills on Drunk Boating and Snowmobiling

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

In the flurry of action right before the end of 2014, state lawmakers failed to change Michigan's drunk driving laws.

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Friday, December 12, 2014

We Try Cases

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Friday, December 12, 2014

We Try Cases

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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Blood Alcohol Estimate Can Exceed the Legal Limit by Double - but it Means Nothing if it is Inadmissible - McNeely Motions Win!

Categories: OWI

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Michigan Court Of Appeals Grants A New Trial For Medical Marihuana Patient: How the 6th Amendment of the Constitution Helped

Categories: Medical Marijuana

 A medical marihuana patient (Mr. Heminger) in the Upper Peninsula received good news this week when the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned his conviction for manufacturing marijuana and granted him a new trial.  

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Brings People Together: For the Biggest Bar Night of the Year Nichols Lawyers are Ready

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Michigan OWI and OUID Attorney Mike Nichols Prepares for Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Fall Conference – Just in Time for Book Update Release

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer and Leader Mike Nichols Presents at Metrology Conference for National College for DUI Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Attorney Josh Covert: Several Michigan Municipalities Join the Legalization Movement

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 The trend to make marijuana legal continued in Michigan this November. 

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Drunk Driving Arrest Spook Your Halloween On October 31st or November 1st? Let The Nichols Law Firm of East Lansing Turn the Trick into a Treat

 Cops were out on grants and targeting cars for drunk and drugged diving arrests. Fortunately, we are committed to results at the Nichols Law Firm

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The "Scaled Question" by The Officer is One of the Many Aspects of the DUI Investigation

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

<p>&#160;DUI Investigation that is Mission Impossible - Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols says "Don't Fall for it."</p>

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drunk Driving Suspects in East Lansing, Lansing, Meridian Township and all over Michigan: Fairness May be the Unintended Consequence of New Law

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge With .14 Breath Alcohol Test = Not Guilty

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

A Grand Rapids jury returned verdicts of not guilty acorss the board on charges of operating while intoxicated, operating while visibly impaired and possession of a switch blade.  

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

East Lansing Jury Just Says No to Convicting an MSU student of Minor in Possession

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Why You Should Just Say No to the PBT

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Can An Injured Person Recover Money Damages When An Injury Or Death Results?

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

 A question usually presented by the insurance company whether an injured person can recover money (or damages) when there is an injury or death as a result of an accident…and when alcohol is involved.  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

East Lansing Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Secures Dismissal of Drunk Driving Charges

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 The reason for the stop was failing to turn on headlights at night

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Michigan DUI Attorney Applauds Judge for Standing Up for Justice

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing has convinced a judge in Macomb County to exclude a datamaster breath test result of .24 on the old "bac datamaster." Nichols' advocacy is covered by the Macomb Daily in a high-profile case.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Law Should Work Both Ways When It Comes to Costs of Prosecution and Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 House Bill 5785 has you paying the costs of your own prosecution

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Michigan DUI-DUID Attorney Featured in Statewide Legal News Article and Speaks On 'Dashboard Justice' and Forensics"

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Williamston Man Serves 6 days But Gets to Move on Following a Reduced Plea and Emotional Sentencing

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

The tragedy that left a Holt woman dead and left a young Ingham County man charged with “moving violation causing death” is over at least from a legal standpoint. 55th District Court Judge Thomas Boyd imposed just a fraction of the potential jail sentence and the man qualified for early release to serve 24 months probation. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Is Michigan's Implied Consent Act Unconstitutional?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 The question of the constitutionality of the process used by police to obtain your breath or blood sample in a DUI/DUID case has started to burn around the country since the United States Supreme Court held a warrant was required or an "exigent" circumstance was necessary in the spring 2013. 

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Non-criminal Conviction for a Operating While Intoxicated Charge

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, OWI

 Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to get a careless driving (civil infraction) for a client charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mike Nichols on Clinton County cases and MSU students; The Landings; The Crossings; Jimmy's Pub

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Michigan Drunk and Drugged Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Leads The Way To Creating An Uncertainty Measurement With Breath Alcohol Testing

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 A Grand Rapids District judge has concluded hearings on measurement uncertainty and breath testing. The court ruled that there is always a variance for error associated with a measurement for breath alcohol.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Medical Marijuana Movement Now Becomes Legalization Movement: Hazel Park and Oak Park Join Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Citizens in two Michigan cities, Oak Park and Hazel Park, voted August 5th to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana provided that an adult possesses it and it is possessed on private property.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Testing Positive For Marijuana While On Probation Does Not Mean Use Was Recent

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Does testing positive for marijuana while on probation mean a violation?

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Drunk Driving Charges Dismissed - Ingham County Man Keeps his License ... and Career

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Ingham County man got the news that he was praying for about drunk driving charges pending against him: dismissal of the case in exchange for a plea to disorderly conduct and careless driving

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Michigan "SuperLawyer" Mike Nichols Appears on Statewide Radio to Discuss an Injustice and How to Right a Wrong

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

East Lansing attorney Mike Nichols was a guest on the "Michael Patrick Shiels" radio show on Monday July 7th discussing a case in which an 18 year old man was given a sentence that was 3 times what the Michigan Sentencing Guidelines calculated. Nichols, who is designated a SuperLawyer in DUI/Criminal Defense for 3 years running said the case "calls into question the fairness of the process in this case."

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Does the Lawyer Representing You Know the Collateral Consequences of Settling your Drunk-Drugged Driving Charge Before Giving Up Your Right to a Jury Trial?

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Driver license suspensions and sanctions are the most well-known and discussed collateral consequence of a conviction for drunk or drugged driving in Michigan.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mike Nichols Travels to the West Coast to Educate California Public Defenders Association on Science

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Limits of Detection and Limits of Quantitation in Mass Spectrometry seem like a deep and complex topic on a Saturday morning but it is important for lawyers to know it better than juries, prosecutors and lab analysts. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mike Nichols Educates the California Public Defenders Association on Science

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Is Also Set to Speak in the Fall at the Ingham County Bench-Bar Conference and Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Conference

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Saves Client From Serving an Unlawful Jail Sentence

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou prevented a local jail from holding a Nichols Law Firm client for a longer sentence than was ordered by the Court.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Michigan Forensic Evidence Expert Mike Nichols on the NSA Facial Features Program: Facial Recognition Variability is Just One of the Latest Examples of Uncertainty in Forensics

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Michigan attorney Mike Nichols is a leader in cutting-edge forensic evidence. Nichols spent the last 5 years of his practice dedicated to educating judges, juries and other lawyers on why a forensic analysis can only give us limited information about what happened in a case. Nichols says "uncertainty is everywhere in science and it is especially prevalent in measurements of what is in a human blood or breath sample."

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Friday, May 30, 2014

How did Your Congressman Vote to Stop Federal Prosecutions of Medical Marijuana Patients

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Medical Marijuana

 Shortly after midnight the United States House of Representatives voted to use the power of the purse to protect medical marijuana patients. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dismissal Obtained Allowing Nichols Law Firm Client to Keep License

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving

Attorney Wendy Schiller Nichols was able to obtain a dismissal at a Secretary of State Hearing, which allowed her client to keep his license.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Michigan Criminal Law Attorney mike Nichols quoted in Lansing State Journal on

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Is Your Driving Impaired By Your Medications?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Will a gizmo decide for you?

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Driving While on Medications is the New Push by Michigan State Police

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 House Bill 5385 was passed by the judiciary committee on May 15, 2014. The bill was amended after opponents like Mike Nichols led the charge about the overreaching of the bill.  

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Has Charges Dismissed After Motion To Present An Affirmative Defense Is Argued

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 “The outcome of this case illustrates why it is important to MMMA patients and caregivers to stand up for their rights as cardholders, my client had been offered many plea offers during the process but every time she stood firm and refused to admit that she did anything to violate the MMMA and ultimately after several months her case was dismissed weeks before trial” 

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Michigan Drugged Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Shares His Expertise in Forensic Measurement at the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Drugged Driving "Defended Relatively Easily" Conference in Grand Rapids

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 The difference between a reliable blood analysis for the presence of potentially impairing drugs and a blood analysis which is unreliable is proper validation; uncertainty and traceability

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dozens of Lawyers Registered for THE Drugged Driving Conference of the Year in Michigan

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Monday, April 14, 2014

MIP Charges Dismissed Due to Coercive Police Tactics

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou obtained the dismissal of Minor in Possession (MIP) charges against two MSU students. 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mike Nichols Presents on Measurement Uncertainty before a National Audience - Invited to Speak in California in June

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Nationally-recognized forensic evidence leader Mike Nichols of Meridian Township spoke on mathematical truths in DUI cases in New Orleans March 21st. Nichols, whose main office is in East Lansing, was invited to speak by the National College for DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2 Dismissals on Drunk Driving Charges and a Reckless Driving - Let Michigan OWI Attorney Mike Nichols Help You Get Your Life Back - But Help Yourself by Keeping Quiet to the Officer

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Mike Nichols achieved a dismissal on drunk driving charges in mid-Michigan and northern- Michigan and a reckless driving in the East Lansing area for clients who absolutely had to win their lives back. 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Michigan DUI Attorney and Forensic Evidence Expert Mike Nichols to Present at the Mastering Scientific Evidence Course in New Orleans

Mike Nichols of Meridian Township will help represent the State of Michigan at a national conference on Mastering Scientific Evidence.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Client Receives Only Fines and Costs at Sentencing Despite a .14/.13 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Guesstimate

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 A Nichols Law Firm client received only fines and costs at his sentencing.  Nichols Law Firm attorneys Mike Nichols and Stephanie Tzafaroglou filed a motion to exclude the breath test as unreliable because the client belched immediately before the arresting officer administered the evidential breath test to him.  

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Client Gets His License and His Life Back When an OWI 2nd Charge is Dismissed

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, OWI

 Nichols Law Firm attorneys Mike Nichols and Stephanie Tzafaroglou obtained a dismissal of an OWI 2nd charge against an Eaton County man. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Motion Granted and Evidence Is Suppressed Nichols Law Firm Client's Constitutional Rights Protected

Categories: Josh Covert

 Attorney Joshua M. Covert recently appeared before Judge Ball of the 54-B district court to argue a motion to suppress evidence collected after a unconstitutional traffic stop.  

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Newly Drafted Medical Marijuana Bills Stuck In Legislative Committee

Categories: Medical Malpractice, Josh Covert

 Just a few months ago medical marihuana patients were pleased to see two medical marihuana bills introduced and approved by the Michigan House of Representatives.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

State's Breath Alcohol "Expert" is Prohibited from Testifying About Dubious "Study" of the Datamaster DMT

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 A judge in Grand Rapids became the latest judge to rule that the sergeant in charge of the Michigan State Police breath alcohol program may not testify at trial about a 2011 study about the Datamaster DMT. 

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Keeping Your Super Bowl Sunday Super and Avoiding a DUI or DUID

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

How to answer the question of intoxication.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Represents Enbridge Protester And Takes On Both the Government and Petroleum Industry

Categories: Josh Covert

 Attorney Joshua M. Covert of the Nichols Law Firm recently appeared before the 30th Circuit Court to argue a motion requesting the court to dismiss felony charges that four environmental protesters are facing.  

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Lansing DUI Attorney Mike Nichols Strikes Again: Blood Alcohol Analysis Excluded Based on a Lack of Reliability

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 A Judge excluded a blood alcohol analysis in an Ingham County drunk driving case after Mike Nichols challenged the reliability of the test. 

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Michigan Forensic Science Leader Mike Nichols to Serve on Mastering Scientific Evidence Course Faculty in 2014; Will also Present at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Mike Nichols, a leader in defending those accused of crimes involving forensic evidence, accepted an invitation to speak at the Mastering Scientific Evidence Course in New Orleans in March, 2014. 

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols of East Lansing - a Leader who is committed to Results

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Mike Nichols gave an interview to tv station WLNS on drunk driving laws and avoiding a conviction at his Meridian Township home. 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Is Your Criminal Record Holding You Back? Make Expunging Your Criminal Conviction Your New Year’s Resolution.

Categories: OWI

 A new year means a fresh start.  For those with criminal convictions, this means the opportunity to expunge a criminal conviction from your record.  Michigan’s ‘expungement’ statute, MCL 780.621, allows those with one criminal conviction, or two convictions for ‘minor offenses’, to set aside the conviction. 

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Michigan DUI-DUID Attorney Mike Nichols: the Devil is in the Details of Legislation to Make Marijuana More Accessible

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Medical Malpractice

committee of lawmakers in the Michigan House gave approval of a bill to make more changes to Michigan's marijuana laws.

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Can a Judge Banish My Child from Campus or Effectively Kick My Child Out of School if He or She was Involved in the Civil Disobedience in East Lansing Over the Weekend?" East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols Says: "Yes."

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI, Minor in Possession

Over a dozen young people will be charged with various crimes after a disturbance over the weekend off Michigan State University's campus. East Lansing DUI-DUID and Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols says that the episode was apparently the result of celebrations over the Michigan State University's football team that got carried away. 

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Reckless Driving Result For Client of the Nichols Law Firm Originally Charged With Drunk Driving

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving

Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to obtain a Reckless Driving for her client who had a breath test of .10, .11

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Don't Get Cooked This Thanksgiving: Law Enforcement Increase Drunk Driving Patrols During Holiday Weekend Crackdown

 If you were arrested over the holiday weekend under the crackdown for a drunk or drugged driving offense, did you know your rights?

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why An Attorney Makes A Difference In Your Criminal Case In Ingham County

A felonious assault charge has been dismissed against a Nichols Law Firm client more than 18 years after the alleged assault occurred. 

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence and DUI-Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols Reacts to Prison Sentence for Lab Analyst

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 A disgraced forensic lab analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was ordered to serve prison time on November 21st, 2013 for a practice known as "dry labbing" and other fraud. 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ingham County Attorney Co-Authors Chapter in National Publication on Forensic Evidence

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing is co-author of the chapter on gas chromatography mass spectrometry in the 2014 edition of “Using Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases.” 

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Good News and Bad News for Michigan Health Care Patients Who Need Marijuana: Senate Approves Pharmaceutical Sales but with Strings Attached

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 On Wednesday the Michigan Senate passed senate Bill 660 which could allow medical marijuana patients to obtain their medicine from pharmacies.   

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Friday, November 15, 2013

When Kidnapping Isn't Criminal

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 A Young Michigan Medical Marijuana Attorney Stands by His Principles and Teaches Child Protective Services How to “Just Say No” to Government Abuse

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols Says the Reason for the Stop Should Always be Questioned in a Michigan Drunk Driving Case

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Recently Mike Nichols fought for clients in several Michigan counties including Allegan, Osceola and Ingham (Meridian Township) over whether police properly stopped the citizen-drivers who were then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving charges. 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Deputies Handed out Tickets and Made Arrests for Alcohol Offenses without Regard to Team Loyalty at the MSU/U-M Football Game

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Minor in Possession

 East Lansing Police, MSU Campus Police, Meridian Township Police and Ingham County Sheriff Deputies Handed out Tickets and Made Arrests for Alcohol Offenses without Regard to Team Loyalty at the MSU/U-M Football Game

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Mike Nichols Again Leading the Way in Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases; Will Present at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 East Lansing attorney Mike Nichols, a leader in dui-criminal defense will present at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Science in Seattle Washington. Nichols, a resident of Meridian Township will take part in a workshop on science in the courtroom. 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Developments in Science Allow Judges and Juries to be Fully-Informed About the the Limits of Breath Testing

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Our criminal justice system is at the core of our democracy. We have the ability to be a beacon for the world about the responsibility of a government to prove a crime when it charges a crime. 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Charges of Operating with the Presence of Marijuana Dismissed

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Nichols Law Firm client facing criminal charge for second offense of driving while under the influence of drugs receives a reckless driving instead

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols to Again Educate Michigan Lawyers on Uncertainty and Metrology in Blood and Breath Testing

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing will educate lawyers from around the state on the science of blood and breath alcohol testing on October 18th. 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Turn A Michigan Drunk Driving Charge Into A Dismissal

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 One of the most common reactions many people have to an arrest for drunk driving (OWI) is to accept that you are going to be convicted of a crime. 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why are we still guessing?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Our criminal justice system is at the core of our democracy. We have the ability to be a beacon for the world about the responsibility of a government to prove a crime when it charges a crime. Even something that so many of you say is "minor" like a drunk driving. Ask yourself - if you were making one of the most important decisions in your life - would you want to be shown all of the evidence to make a decision?

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Medical Marihuana Patients And Caregivers Need To Remember That Selling Marihuana Is Not Protected By The MMMA

 It is important for caregivers to remember there is no wayto sale extra medicine and avoid arrest” says Attorney Joshua Covert of the Nichols Law Firm.

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Suspected Road Rage Incident Leaves 2 Dead Near Lansing – Reacting to Offensive Drivers is Not Worth It

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

An incident that witnesses say appear to be “road rage” turned fatal on a highway between Lansing and Grand Rapids and 2 people were killed right in front of loved ones. 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Michigan Criminal-DUI Lawyer Mike Nichols of Meridian Township Named a SuperLawyer

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Mike Nichols named Super Lawyer

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Does State Revenue Outweigh The Safety Of Motorists?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Senator Rick Jones (R) Grand Ledge says that scientific studies indicate that Michigan Motorists are already speeding in these areas making slower law abiding citizens the hazard on highways.  

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Breath Test in East Lansing-Drunk Driving Case says Man is Nearly Twice the Legal Limit - Jury Still Says "No" to a Conviction as DUI Attorney Mike Nichols of Meridian Township Fights for His Client

An East Lansing jury recently refused to convict a man of drunk driving or even operating while visibly impaired even though the datamaster dmt breath test instrument claimed his breath alcohol content was .15/.14. Mike Nichols was the trial attorney for the accused ma

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Breath Alcohol Testing in Michigan; Exposing its Limitations

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Top Lawyer Scientists from Around the Country Headline Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys' 1st Annual 1 Day Bootcamp in Detroit

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Has More Officers Ready To Pull You Over

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

If you are traveling or tailgating for Michigan State’s first football game over the Labor Day weekend, be aware that extra patrol cars are ready to pull over anyone whose driving appears to be impaired.  

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Monday, August 26, 2013

MSU Students are Back - ELPD and MSUPD will be Back to Looking Out for Arrest Opportunities for Drunk Driving and Other Alcohol Offenses

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

The return of MSU students means the return of a major source of revenue for East Lansing and MSU police: arrests for drunk driving, minor in possession, drug possession and all sorts of crimes involving drugs and/or alcohol.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Bars Open In East Lansing - ELPD Has 'Scaled Questions' For You

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Downtown East Lansing features 2 new exciting bars: and 2 new sources of revenue for the City of East Lansing via DUI enforcement by the East Lansing Police Department.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols Reacts to A Federal Appellate Court Ruling Striking Down Michigan Law Banning Begging

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

An Appeal by Attorney General Bill Schuette to the Supreme Court of the United States of a federal court decision that declared the Michigan statute criminalizing begging is not likely to succeed.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nichols Law Firm client avoids license sanctions due to Officer’s failure to file a report.

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

A Nichols Law Firm client avoided a one-year license suspension after the arresting officer failed to file the necessary paperwork. Michigan’s Implied Consent law provides that a driver

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Monday, August 12, 2013

East Lansing Drunk Driving and Drug Driving Attorney Mike Nichols: the US Attorney General’s Move to Curb Stiff Drug Punishments is a Step in the Right Direction

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Many Americans are serving prison sentences for drug offenses. US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on August 11, 2013 a move to thin the number of inmates serving lengthy sentences for non-violent drug crimes.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Make Over 4,000 Traffic Stops over the 4th of July

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

It is important for Michigan motorists to remember that a drunk driving crackdown does not permit law enforcement officers to stop drivers sufficient legal justification. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Death of "Working Backwards" to Calculate a BAC in DUI - Another Reason Not to Take a Roadside PBT

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

. . . try to match a bodily alcohol content at the time of driving. AW Jones said recently "you shouldn't do it"

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols Attend the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Mike Nichols Represents Michigan as the Michigan Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols Attend the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense; Mike Nichols Represents Michigan as the Michigan Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

The best drunk driving defense attorneys in the nation converge on Boston in late July every year and Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols of East Lansing are among them in 2013.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recent Court Of Appeals Opinion Drastically Alters The Landscape Of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

Last week the Michigan Court Of Appeals issued an opinion in People v Carruthers that limits the types of medicine that can be possessed by medical marihuana patients. 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Future of the 4th Amendment: Courts in States Across the Nation Begin Questioning the Ability of Law Enforcement to Collect Data from Your Cell Phone

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

A New Jersey Court struck down a program used by law enforcement to collect cell phone "tracking" data without judges reviewing the basis for the move.

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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Future of the 4th Amendment: Courts in States Across the Nation Begin Questioning the Ability of Law Enforcement to Collect Data from Your CellPhone - Comments from Meridian Township Forensic Evidence Attorney Mike Nichols

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

A New Jersey Court struck down a program used by law enforcement to collect cell phone "tracking" data without judges reviewing the basis for the move. Meridian Township DUI attorney Mike Nichols believes it was the right decision

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Monday, July 15, 2013

Prosecution Experts May Not Vouch for the Credibility of Other Witnesses

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

The court held that it was not an error by the trial judge (referred to as the trial court) to allow statements by a police officer to the accused citizen during an interrogation.

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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols - Who Some Call the "Guru" of Forensic Evidence - Teaches Other Lawyers About the Using "Experts"

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

Leading criminal defense attorney Mike Nichols joined other leaders in Michigan Criminal Defense on the faculty at the annual "All Summer Long" seminar presented by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan.

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Nichols Law Firm Client Goes to Trial On a Minor in Possession of Alcohol Charge and is Found Not Guilty.

Categories: Drunk-Driving, Josh Covert

A young man in Mason County was arrested for allegedly possessing alcohol while under the age of 21.  He was riding in a car with 4 friends when the car was pulled over. 

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Michigan State Police Claims You Will Be “Red, White and Busted” If Caught Drunk Driving

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

26 specific counties have been targeted and provided with extra officers to crack down on their campaign.  

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Friday, June 28, 2013

Michigan Medical Marihuana Patients No Longer Protected By Section 4 Of The MMMA When Transferring Medicine To Another Patient

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

Last Week the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order in People v Green which reversed an earlier ruling by the Michigan Court Of Appeals. 

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Lansing Drunk Driving Lawyers say to “Leave Your Keys Behind” at Lansing Beer Week Events

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Lansing Beer Week starts June 21st, 2013.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Always Ask for a Lawyer When Offered a Chemical Test – The Impact of “Hall vs State” at Secretary of State License Hearings

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Michigan’s Implied Consent Act states that everyone is “deemed” to have consented to a chemical test.

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Monday, June 10, 2013

Judge Strikes a Blow to Poorly Administered Standardized Field Sobriety Tests In Michigan

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

A Van Buren County District Judge dismissed a drunk driving charge in a written opinion that may start paving the way for other judges to hold police officers accountable.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Michigan Attorney Mike Nichols Speaks on Statewide Radio about Operating Under the Influence of Drugs

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, OWI

Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols is helping hundreds of thousands of Michigan radio listeners understand the evolving laws about operating under the influence of drugs.

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

PBT Suppressed Due to Constitutional Violation

Categories: Josh Covert

Mr. Covert began his oral argument reminding the court that the burden of proof was on the prosecutor to show that the search was reasonable

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Orange Cones On Michigan Roads - Slow Down or Face Increased Penalties

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols

If you injure a highway construction or maintenance worker, you can face up to one year in jail

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Michigan OWI-OUID Arrests Will Be on the Rise for Memorial Day 2013 - Don't let the Holiday Party Ruin Your Life with A Drunk or Drugged Driving Conviction

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

The Michigan State Police launched a new campaign on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend: cracking down on those who are not wearing a seatbelt.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Drunk/Drugged Driving Defense Attorney-Author and Law Professor On Marijuana Patient Treatment

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI, Medical Marijuana

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Pushing You Over The Limit

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

This week, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommended that all states lower the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to have while operating a vehicle from .08 g/210 liters of breath  to .05 g/210 liters of breath.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

A New Device Using Breath Samples To Detect Drugs May Be On The Horizon But The Question Remains Is It Reliable?

Categories: Josh Covert

The data used in the study is based on a small sample size and relies on self-reporting which are both cause for concern

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

2d Drunk Driving Arrest with a High BAC Charge - Fines and Costs and a Charge Reduction

An Illinois man has his life back after Michigan drunk driving attorney Mike Nichols guided him through a sentencing in East Lansing that entailed fines and costs following a hard-fought plea negotiation.

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Monday, May 13, 2013

Michigan Drunk and Drugged Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Leads the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys' in Educating Lawyers in Flint/Genessee County

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Did the officer arrest you based on your performance on sobriety tests? Did he do them correctly

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, OWI

South Haven case dismissed

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Traffic Accident: High BAC in Blood; Refusal of the Chemical Test and Still a Dismissal of all Charges in Exchange for a Careless Driving

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

A young man has his future back thanks to the Nichols Law Firm

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols: The Lawyer Who Others Look to As An Expert

The City of East Lansing uses the law to generate revenue for the city coffers.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Michigan Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols says a Proposed Law Targets Senior Citizens Who Drive and Is a Bad Idea

Michigan lawmakers are considering legislation that would allow doctors to report a patient to the Secretary of State if the doctor is concerned about the person's ability to drive. 

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

“Just Say No” to Probation: Client convicted with a second OWI is sentenced to weekend class and fines/costs!

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Client on probation receives weekend class and fines and costs for a OWI second charge

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Marijuana Users and Patients Targeted on the Famous "4.20" Day of Celebration

Categories: Drug Crimes, Minor in Possession, Medical Marijuana

Many people still view that both 4/20 and 4:20 are "code words" when in reality law enforcement officers and others are aware of the date and time significance.

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Rave Reviews for Michigan drunk driving attorney Mike Nichols After He Presents at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Conference on the Truth Behind Detecting Marijuana in Human Blood

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Criminal defense attorneys in Colorado were among the latest to hear the truth about the scientific limitations of detecting marijuana in human blood from criminal defense attorney Mike Nichols of East Lansing.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Drunk Driving in Jackson County DISMISSED after Jackson-DUI-attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols files a motion challenging the Michigan State Police Trooper’s Stop!

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

It is becoming the typical ploy by Michigan State Police these days: pull over someone for a “dangling object” then arrest them for driving under the influence.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Trial Attorneys at the Nichols Law Firm Take Part in High Level Trial Skills Training with "The Lawyer Whisperer"

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Several Changes To The Michigan Medical Marihuana Act (MMMA) Take Effect April 1, 2013

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

The new laws help by clearing up some of the confusing sections of the MMMA by defining some terms like "locked and enclosed facility" and "bona fide physician patient relationship" but at the same time the laws add to the confusion by criminalizing the illegal transport of useable marihuana without providing adequate direction to those who transport useable marihuana. 

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

More Michigan State Troopers Hitting the Streets – DUI Attorney Mike Nichols of Meridian Township Wants to Know if Courts Will Actually Require Them to Use Their Taxpayer Funded Training

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Did you know that 90 new troopers graduated from recruit school on March 30th in Lansing and they are given expensive and important training that most judges are not requiring them to use?

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

United States Supreme Court Upholds The Fourth Amendment And Declares A Drug Dog Sniff Is A Search

Categories: Josh Covert

“It appears that this case will be far reaching.  The court’s opinion isn’t just limited to drug dog searches.  The court mentioned metal detectors and binoculars as other objects that may put an officer’s otherwise lawful presence in violation of the Fourth Amendment”

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Monday, March 25, 2013

"I don't want to have to check that box" - You Are Arrested for DUI in Michigan During March Madness

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

"I don't want to have to check that box" - You Are Arrested for DUI in Michigan During March Madness But You May be a Victim of Targeted Enforcement says Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols of Meridian Township. The Question You Have to Answer is Whether You Deserve to Have to Disclose a Criminal Conviction for the Rest of Your Life

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Michigan Legislators Looking To Exempt 911 Calls from Freedom of Information Act

Categories: Josh Covert

In January Michigan legislators introduced a proposed bill (HB 4011) that would exempt 911 calls from Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. 

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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Michigan State University DUI patrols will be up from East Lansing to Okemos to Charlotte while beloved coach Tom Izzo warns basketball fans “I’ll never be accused of drunk driving”

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo that “I’ll never be accused of drunk driving” in a press conference in which Izzo encouraged people to get a safe ride during the NCAA March Madness tournament after drinking.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Michigan State Police have stepped up drunk driving enforcement as a spring surprise for Michigan citizens

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Michigan DUI attorney Mike Nichols of East Lansing says that the Michigan State Police have stepped up drunk driving enforcement as a spring surprise for Michigan citizens

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Can You Measure Nothing? DUI Attorney Mike Nichols Travels To Colorado To Speak On The Topic

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

East Lansing DUI attorney says judges starting to understanding the "fallacy of infallibility" with breath testing - even if they are in other states

East Lansing DUI attorney Mike Nichols, author of the West OWI Handbook, hopes a recent ruling from South Carolina will give other judges courage to exclude "bad breath:"

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Friday, March 8, 2013

The Nichols Law Firm Lawyers Lead the Way in Investigating a Major Development in Breath Alcohol Testing in Michigan

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Manufacturer of the datamaster breath test instument sold to Intoximeters, Inc.  What does this mean for your case?

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Nichols Law Firm brings the experts from all over the country to help clients defend their rights

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Thanks Dr. Hlastala for a dispassionate, scientific overview of the human body and how its variations can affect the accuracy of a breath alcohol test.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Mike Nichols presents on the opening day for the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) 2013 Workshop on “Science in the Courtroom – A Matter of Perspective”

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Mike Nichols presents on the opening day for the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS) 2013 Workshop on “Science in the Courtroom – A Matter of Perspective”

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Monday, March 4, 2013

A Client of Nichols Law Firm Originally Charged With Restricting and Obstructing and Operating While Intoxicated With an Occupant Less than 16 Receives No Jail or Probation at Sentencing

Categories: Josh Covert

This was a great resolution for the client as he was originally facing up to 15 years in prison and walked from the court house with no further obligations to the court.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Attorney Joshua M. Covert Gets Client Back On The Road After Many Years Without A Driver’s License

Categories: Josh Covert

A man has his life back after Joshua Covert helped him to successfully get his driver’s license restored.

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

East Lansing DUI Attorney Mike Nichols Co-counsels Case To A Not Guilty In The East Lansing District Court

Categories: OWI

An East Lansing man stood before a jury with a breath estimate of .10 and .11 and a claim by a police officer that he ran a stop sign. 

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Friday, February 22, 2013

Mike Nichols of East Lansing tracks the latest successful breath test challenges

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Is the Michigan DMT sound science? 

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Sunday, February 17, 2013

Client Charged With OWI Second Will Not Have License Revoked Thanks to Plea Agreement Negotiated by Nichols Law Firm

Categories: OWI

“I think the prosecuting attorney saw the writing on the wall and instead of arguing a motion that they were likely to lose they offered a plea that my client could not refuse”

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols Puts the Mitten State on the National Stage By Presenting at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Nichols will present the perspective of defense attorney in the workshop entitled “Science in the Courtroom – A Matter of Perspective.”

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Why Creating Magistrates with Badges is a Bad Idea

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Why even ask for consent for the blood draw if you can just take it?

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Monday, February 11, 2013

The Michigan Supreme Court Rules That Medical Marihuana Patients Cannot Legally Transfer Marihuana To Other Patients

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

This means that it would be within the MMMA to receive marihuana if you are a patient but not to give or sell the medicine to another patient.