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Friday, April 19, 2013

Rave Reviews for Michigan drunk driving attorney Mike Nichols After He Presents at the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Conference on the Truth Behind Detecting Marijuana in Human Blood

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Criminal defense attorneys in Colorado were among the latest to hear the truth about the scientific limitations of detecting marijuana in human blood from criminal defense attorney Mike Nichols of East Lansing. Nichols spoke to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar in April at their annual continuing legal education conference on drunk driving. The topic was gas chromatography/mass spectrometry and its limits in attempting to find marijuana in the blood of suspected drivers who police believe were operating their vehicles with the presence of marijuana in their system.

Conference organizer Jay Tiftickjian says: "We had approximately, if not over 100 paid attendees, and the defense bar in our state will definitely be higher moving forward due to your efforts and skill." Nichols says: "I spoke to a packed house and it was so encouraging to see - especially since Colorado may institute a per se rebuttable presumption of guilt if someone has 5 ng/mL in their blood at the time of driving."


Nichols is a leader in forensic evidence in criminal law and recently completed teaching that subject as an adjunct law professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Nichols has successfully moved to exclude blood analysis conducted by the Michigan State Police to prosecute people who are arrested for allegedly driving while impaired by their medications.

For a leader and lawyer dedicated to science and who is committed to results, call Mike Nichols at 5174329000 or

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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.