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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Did the officer arrest you based on your performance on sobriety tests? Did he do them correctly

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols, OWI

If not, it is inexcusable and could be a basis for a dismissal of the charges. Michigan drunk driving attorney Mike Nichols is paving the way to hold officers accountable to follow their training.

Mike Nichols of Meridian Township has been following the changes in the law and the training of Michigan police officers. "Officers are required to be trained in the standardized field sobriety tests" says Nichols. It is not too much to ask to hold them to administer those tests correctly? A  judge in southwest Michigan agreed recently. The judge dismissed an OWI case in South Haven when the officer failed to follow his training or even express an understanding of it.


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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.