Michael J. Nichols

In The News

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

DUI attorney Mike Nichols of Lansing, the Michigan delegate for the National College for DUI Defense, is off to Boston for the summer session of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) summer session. Nichols has dedicated his East Lansing law practice to defending those charged with drunk or drugged driving for over 5 years and is a sustaining member of the NCDD. “The thousands of hours and tens of thousands of dollars that I spend on continuing education in the details of DUI law and the science of blood and breath testing is vital; it makes a difference and it helps lead to results,” Nichols says.      

Nichols has practiced criminal defense for his entire 13 year career, all of which has been based in Lansing but covering the entire state. Nichols has achieved not guilty verdicts recently with breath test estimates as high as .27; .17 and blood estimates as high as .18. Nichols is also the attorney who led the charge to force the Michigan State Police to begin reporting the uncertainty in the measurement of blood alcohol tests (see: “Uncertainty Comes to Michigan” on our home page) and he is currently helping clients and other lawyers challenge the Michigan State Police manner of setting “cut off levels” for false positives in operating with the presence of marijuana cases. Nichols says “especially when it comes to a medical marijuana patient, the public and the judiciary should know that the methodology for detecting THC (marijuana) in blood is flawed and should be improved.”

For a leader in the defense of those charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, contact Lansing DUI attorney Mike Nichols, mnichols@nicholslaw.net


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Peer Recognition

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.