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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mike Nichols of Michigan on the Michigan Information and Research Service (MIRS) on the "DUI" Pardon

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Michigan DUI/DUID attorney Mike Nichols is seen by many as THE drunk driving attorney in Michigan. He was quoted this week (3.30.2015) in MIRS, a newsletter covering state government. Nichols says that Governor Snyder's use of the "pardon" power to "undo" a DUI conviction from 2007 for a connected attorney in Oakland County raises eyebrows.

However, the article: "Snyder's Pardon of Political Appointee Raises Eyebrows" quotes Nichols as saying that there is a "silver lining" behind what seems otherwise distasteful. Nichols told reporter Kyle Melnin that he "appreciates it in the fact that it highlights how serious DUI convictions are to a person's life."

Nichols also made the important point that this news coverage should highlight the fact that juries can return a not guilty verdict just because they do not want a person convicted of drunk driving. Nichols, who lives in Meridian Township and has a primary office in East Lansing, said "You have the right to find someone not guilty in the face of the law and the facts," ... "The Governor can do it and so can you."

For the attorney who is looked up to by many around the state for his knowledge, skill, creativity and for remaining committed to results, call Mike Nichols at 517.432.9000 or email Mike at

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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.