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In The News

Sunday, May 23, 2010


By Michael Nichols
Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

A Michigan judge imposed a sentence of no jail time for a citizen charged in southwest Michigan with OWI 2d. “This should be a lesson for anyone who is concerned that you will be punished for going to trial,” said attorney Mike Nichols, author of the Michigan OWI Handbook for West Publishing. The client was convicted in St. Joseph County of OWI and speeding. The arresting officer testified that his patrol car reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour but he gained little ground on the car driven by the client. “That mattered less to the judge at sentencing and what was more important was everything that the client did between the day of his arrest and the day that he was sentenced. The judge knew that we went to trial because that was the only way that we could even have a hope of saving the client’s license,” Nichols added. Learn more about how you can put yourself in the best light possible at and in our free OWI defense guide.

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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.