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Monday, June 22, 2009

Felony Charges Exchanged for a Misdemeanor

By Michael Nichols
Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, OWI

The Nichols Law Firm was successful in obtaining a OWI 2nd (Misdemeanor) for its client in exchange for dismissing the original charge of OWI 3rd (5 year Felony).   At the beginning of the case, the prosecutor made it very clear that for political reasons she could not offer a reduced charge.  However, at the preliminary examination, the prosecutor was unsuccessful in admitting the Datamaster (breathalyzer) results and, therefore, that Datamaster result would not be coming in at trial.  Wendy Schiller-Nichols of the Nichols Law Firm, PLLC says that being prepared for trial, persistence and hard work resulted in this favorable outcome for her client.

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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.

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.