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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Non-DUI Outcome for Client on Day or Jury Selection Despite an Accident in a Snowstorm

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

The Nichols Law Firm negotiated a non-DUI result for a client who was accused-but-not-guilty in a Michigan DUI case. “It was a matter of lining up an expert to discuss the variations of the datamaster and why there was no evidence of impaired driving” said Mike Nichols. The accused citizen had consumed 2 large beers while bowling, “when she walked out of the bowling alley, it was a whiteout.” The person blew a .06 then a .09 and a .09 on the bac datamaster, the current version of the breath test instrument in Michigan. “Clearly, there was something going on with the datamaster when one out of 3 tests showed her below the legal limit,” Nichols added. “I think we had a good argument: 33 percent of the chemical evidence pointed to innocence equals reasonable doubt; reasonable doubt equals not guilty.” As a result of being prepared, the client was allowed to plead to a non-dui offense and avoid any risk of conviction show that she could apply for medical school. You can read more about the datamaster and its role in a dui investigation at accusedbutnotguilty.com

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Mike Nichols is a national leader in drunk driving defense. He is a member of the Forensic Committee and Michigan delegate to the National College for DUI Defense. He is also a Sustaining Member of the College. Nichols is also a founding member of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys; a member of the American Chemical Society; an associate member of he American Academy of Forensic Science, Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence in Criminal Law and OWI Law and Practice at Cooley Law School. He is also author of the West OWI Practice book and several chapters in other books on science and the law.

Mike Nichols is recognized by his peers in Michigan as a “SuperLawyer” in DUI/Criminal Defense. Nichols has also been asked to speak at conferences by groups such as the NCDD; Various Bar Associations in other states.