In The News

Sunday, September 23, 2012


By Michael Nichols
Categories: Drunk-Driving

The client was stopped for speeding and admitted to having a beer.  He then was asked to step from his vehicle and perform field sobriety tests.  The client did these absolutely perfect.  He was not slurring his speech or stumbling.  He was asked to take the PBT, which he did and blew a .08.  Irrespective of his impeccable performance of the FST’s, Wendy Schiller-Nichols’ client was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated, first offense.  Later at the police station, the client blew a .07 (and still was charged with an OWI).  On the day that jury selection was to begin, Attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to obtain a Careless Driving for her client.  The original offer by Meridian Township’s attorney was a Reckless Driving, which was not accepted.  Instead, this case was resolved by pleading responsible to the civil infraction, Careless Driving and Speeding.

If you are charged with an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI), contact Attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols for dedicated representation.

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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.