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Monday, September 23, 2013

Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Attorney Joshua Covert Defends Parents Whose Daughter Was Taken Away From Their Home Because Of Their Medical Marihuana Use

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Monday, September 23, 2013

20 Year Felony Charges Dismissed for Client of The NIchols Law Firm

Categories: Karen L. Phillips

 Today all charges will be dismissed against a client of the Nichols Law Firm.  

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Suspected Road Rage Incident Leaves 2 Dead Near Lansing – Reacting to Offensive Drivers is Not Worth It

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

An incident that witnesses say appear to be “road rage” turned fatal on a highway between Lansing and Grand Rapids and 2 people were killed right in front of loved ones. 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Michigan Criminal-DUI Lawyer Mike Nichols of Meridian Township Named a SuperLawyer

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Mike Nichols named Super Lawyer

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Does State Revenue Outweigh The Safety Of Motorists?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Senator Rick Jones (R) Grand Ledge says that scientific studies indicate that Michigan Motorists are already speeding in these areas making slower law abiding citizens the hazard on highways.  

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Breath Test in East Lansing-Drunk Driving Case says Man is Nearly Twice the Legal Limit - Jury Still Says "No" to a Conviction as DUI Attorney Mike Nichols of Meridian Township Fights for His Client

An East Lansing jury recently refused to convict a man of drunk driving or even operating while visibly impaired even though the datamaster dmt breath test instrument claimed his breath alcohol content was .15/.14. Mike Nichols was the trial attorney for the accused ma

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Breath Alcohol Testing in Michigan; Exposing its Limitations

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Top Lawyer Scientists from Around the Country Headline Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys' 1st Annual 1 Day Bootcamp in Detroit

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Has More Officers Ready To Pull You Over

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

If you are traveling or tailgating for Michigan State’s first football game over the Labor Day weekend, be aware that extra patrol cars are ready to pull over anyone whose driving appears to be impaired.  

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Monday, August 26, 2013

MSU Students are Back - ELPD and MSUPD will be Back to Looking Out for Arrest Opportunities for Drunk Driving and Other Alcohol Offenses

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

The return of MSU students means the return of a major source of revenue for East Lansing and MSU police: arrests for drunk driving, minor in possession, drug possession and all sorts of crimes involving drugs and/or alcohol.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Bars Open In East Lansing - ELPD Has 'Scaled Questions' For You

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

Downtown East Lansing features 2 new exciting bars: and 2 new sources of revenue for the City of East Lansing via DUI enforcement by the East Lansing Police Department.

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Michigan Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols Reacts to A Federal Appellate Court Ruling Striking Down Michigan Law Banning Begging

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

An Appeal by Attorney General Bill Schuette to the Supreme Court of the United States of a federal court decision that declared the Michigan statute criminalizing begging is not likely to succeed.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nichols Law Firm client avoids license sanctions due to Officer’s failure to file a report.

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

A Nichols Law Firm client avoided a one-year license suspension after the arresting officer failed to file the necessary paperwork. Michigan’s Implied Consent law provides that a driver

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Monday, August 12, 2013

East Lansing Drunk Driving and Drug Driving Attorney Mike Nichols: the US Attorney General’s Move to Curb Stiff Drug Punishments is a Step in the Right Direction

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Many Americans are serving prison sentences for drug offenses. US Attorney General Eric Holder announced on August 11, 2013 a move to thin the number of inmates serving lengthy sentences for non-violent drug crimes.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Strict Liability Must Be Clearly Stated in a Statute, Or The Intent To Commit The Crime Must Be Proven

Categories: Karen L. Phillips, Dog Bite

Typically, a crime has two parts: 1) a criminal act; and 2) criminal intent.  There are criminal offenses that are known as strict liability. 

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Make Over 4,000 Traffic Stops over the 4th of July

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

It is important for Michigan motorists to remember that a drunk driving crackdown does not permit law enforcement officers to stop drivers sufficient legal justification. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Death of "Working Backwards" to Calculate a BAC in DUI - Another Reason Not to Take a Roadside PBT

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI

. . . try to match a bodily alcohol content at the time of driving. AW Jones said recently "you shouldn't do it"

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols Attend the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense

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

Mike Nichols Represents Michigan as the Michigan Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols Attend the Summer Session of the National College for DUI Defense; Mike Nichols Represents Michigan as the Michigan Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense

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

The best drunk driving defense attorneys in the nation converge on Boston in late July every year and Mike Nichols and Wendy Schiller Nichols of East Lansing are among them in 2013.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Recent Court Of Appeals Opinion Drastically Alters The Landscape Of Michigan’s Medical Marihuana

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

Last week the Michigan Court Of Appeals issued an opinion in People v Carruthers that limits the types of medicine that can be possessed by medical marihuana patients. 

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Friday, July 19, 2013

The Future of the 4th Amendment: Courts in States Across the Nation Begin Questioning the Ability of Law Enforcement to Collect Data from Your Cell Phone

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

A New Jersey Court struck down a program used by law enforcement to collect cell phone "tracking" data without judges reviewing the basis for the move.

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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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