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Wednesday, November 14, 2012


By Michael Nichols
Categories: OWI

A study by a law firm in Massachusetts reports the conviction rate for OUI cases in Michigan is among the highest in the nation at 94%. A link to the study can be found here: http://www.mass.gov/courts/sjc/docs/sjc-statement-110112.pdf Michigan drunk driving attorney Mike Nichols says “it is very difficult to defeat a drunk driving charge in Michigan. The deck is stacked against you and that is why you need qualified counsel who is committed to results and that means the lawyers at the Nichols Law Firm." Nichols says “I don’t want to give anyone expectations about your case if you contact us, but I can tell you that this year alone, I’ve far exceeded that rate. I’ve had trials with cases where the breath alcohol estimate was over .17 and .10 and still had the jury return verdicts of not guilty.” Nichols adds: “the numbers are just that: numbers. If they are not admitted at trial then the jury never hears about them and they mean nothing. When they are admitted at trial they still pale in comparison to the evidence taken as a whole.”

Michigan drunk and drugged driving attorney Mike Nichols has been practicing law for over 13 years in the Lansing area. He dedicates his practice to defending those charged with driving while impaired by alcohol and other drugs like marijuana, teaches DUI Law and Practice at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing and is the author of 2 publications on drunk and drugged driving focusing on the science of these practice areas. If you want the lawyer who will do everything he can to improve your chances and try to make sure that you are in the 6%, contact Mike Nichols at mnichols@nicholslaw.net or at 517.432.9000.

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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.