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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

East Lansing Police Make Arrests Following the BIG Championship Game - A Questionable Law May Be Put to the Test

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

East Lansing Police report to local media outlets that there were a few fires and arrests after thousands of people celebrated in the Cedar Village area off-campus following the Michigan State football team's BIG Championship win over Iowa early December 6th, 2015. ELPD tells the Associated Press that there were 8 arrests. East Lansing attorney and MSU alum Mike Nichols says "my sources tell me that there were no major incidents or injuries."

If any of those arrests are for the East Lansing Ordinance that prohibits "inciting a riot" then the citizens charged face a ban from the MSU campus following sentencing IF there is a conviction for that charge. Nichols, who lived in the Cedar Village area as a student in the late 80's, was part of a team of lawyers who are working on a case to overturn the ordinance as unconstitutional. Nichols says "the matter remains under advisement - meaning the circuit court judge who heard the appeal is still thinking about it."

If you or your child faces charges as a result of the incident off-campus last weekend, call the lawyers who are on the cutting edge and deep in the East Lansing culture and court system. Call the Nichols Law Firm at 517.432.9000 and find out why we are committed to results.

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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.

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