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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Bars Open In East Lansing - ELPD Has 'Scaled Questions' For You

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Downtown East Lansing features 2 new exciting bars: and 2 new sources of revenue for the City of East Lansing via DUI enforcement by the East Lansing Police Department. East Lansing DUI attorney Mike Nichols says "there is no substitute for driving completely sober or getting a ride home. However, if you have a few drinks then drive and get pulled over - that does not mean you are guilty of a drunk driving and you should use your head."

Nichols is the attorney who many people look to when charged with a drunk or drugged driving offense all over Michigan especially East Lansing, where he has built a law practice over the last 14 years dedicated to this practice area. Nichols adds: "when the officer starts asking you questions understand that you do not have to answer. Many officers have developed a 'trick question' by asking the person how drunk they are on a scale of 1-10.'" Nichols believes that nothing good can come from estimating where you are on the "scale." He says "just answer '0' or say that is a question that 'is not fair for me to answer.'" Prosecutors often like to try to admit this answer in front of a jury to try to show that even the person accused of DUI believed they were impaired or intoxicated.

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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.