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Monday, July 25, 2016

Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2016 Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving Update - Mike Nichols Featured

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Mike Nichols is preparing to serve as one of the lead presenters for the 2016 "Drunk, Drugged and Distracted Driving Update" for the Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ICLE). The update will include a number of topics such as new laws and court opinions as well as developments in the evidence gathering techniques by police officers.

Nichols says "one of the most significant areas that needs to be discussed is the pilot project for Drug Recognition Evaluators (DRE's) and Roadside Saliva Testing (RST)." The pilot project for the 2 new areas of evidence-gathering for law enforcement is implemented by virtue of revisions to MCL 257.62, adding sections to the law that give the Michigan State Police wide latitude to pick which counties to use, which vendors to use and which officers get the training. Nichols adds, "the only real requirement in the legislation is that only counties where trained DRE officers are employed will qualify for this pilot project."

This ICLE update features the 2nd time that Nichols is a featured panelist. He says "I am honored to be asked to help educate lawyers, judges and prosecutors on drunk driving law and practice. The last time I did this was 2011 and one of the collateral benefits of that panel was the creation of the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, which is going strong 5 years later." For the attorneys on the cutting edge, who stay on top of the law and practice affecting your life and who are committed to results, contact the Nichols Law Firm at 517.432.9000.

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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.