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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Drunk Driving in Jackson County DISMISSED after Jackson-DUI-attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols files a motion challenging the Michigan State Police Trooper’s Stop!

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Jackson-DUI-attorney Wendy Schiller-Nichols files a motion challenging the Michigan State Police Trooper’s Stop resulting in the client's drunk driving charge being dismissed!

It is becoming the typical ploy by Michigan State Police these days: pull over someone for a “dangling object” then arrest them for driving under the influence. After analyzing such a case, Wendy Schiller-Nichols filed a motion to suppress in Jackson County. The man, a retired Jackson County resident, was arrested after police set up a trap outside the Michigan International Speedway.

Schiller-Nichols’ motion to suppress the stop was scheduled for hearing before a Jackson County Judge.  Prior to proceeding with the Motion to Suppress, Schiller-Nichols negotiated a successful result with the Prosecutor and Trooper involved in the case.  The client accepted the offer and pled to Careless Driving (a civil infraction), and open intox in a motor vehicle.  The client will not only save money with having to defend his case, but also keep his driver’s license and avoid another drunk driving on his record, along with mandatory driver license revocation and potential jail time.  The client was sentenced to fines and costs of $600.  This was a great result for this man and regardless of the facts, the constitutional rights of all of us are protected when good lawyers challenge police authority … and get results.

If you want a lawyer who will stand up for the Constitution and who is committed to results, contact Wendy Schiller-Nichols or the Nichols Lawyers 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.

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