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Tuesday, September 18, 2012


By Michael Nichols
Categories: OWI

In May 2012, the Michigan House of Representatives introduced a bill that would maintain .08 as Michigan's legal drinking limit. Currently, MCL 257.625 prohibits the operation of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08  or greater. MCL 257.625 further provides that beginning October 1, 2013, it will be illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a BAC of .10 or greater. HB 5665, sponsored by Representative Andrea LaFontaine, amends MCL 257.625 by maintaining the BAC limit at .08 instead of increasing the limit to .10 in 2013. The bill has not yet been passed by the Michigan House Representatives. Read the bill here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(ylolxw55assqbf55kebjoyy4))/mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=2012-HB-5665&query=on

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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.