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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

OWI Charge dismissed allowing client to keep job and rehabilitate

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

Wendy Schiller-Nichols obtained a dismissal for her client who was charged with Operating While Intoxicated. Her client blew a .16 on the Datamaster and performed terribly on the field sobriety tests. At a hearing last week, Ms. Schiller-Nichols argued before the District Court Judge that the officer lacked reasonable articulable suspicion to stop her client. The Judge agreed, and granted the Motion to Suppress. After winning a Motion to Suppress, the prosecutor is precluded from introducing any evidence following the stop. Therefore, the case was dismissed.

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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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