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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols Says the Reason for the Stop Should Always be Questioned in a Michigan Drunk Driving Case

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

Recently Mike Nichols fought for clients in several Michigan counties including Allegan, Osceola and Ingham (Meridian Township) over whether police properly stopped the citizen-drivers who were then arrested on suspicion of drunk driving charges. 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Deputies Handed out Tickets and Made Arrests for Alcohol Offenses without Regard to Team Loyalty at the MSU/U-M Football Game

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Minor in Possession

 East Lansing Police, MSU Campus Police, Meridian Township Police and Ingham County Sheriff Deputies Handed out Tickets and Made Arrests for Alcohol Offenses without Regard to Team Loyalty at the MSU/U-M Football Game

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Monday, November 4, 2013

Mike Nichols Again Leading the Way in Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases; Will Present at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Conference

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

 East Lansing attorney Mike Nichols, a leader in dui-criminal defense will present at the 2014 American Academy of Forensic Science in Seattle Washington. Nichols, a resident of Meridian Township will take part in a workshop on science in the courtroom. 

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Developments in Science Allow Judges and Juries to be Fully-Informed About the the Limits of Breath Testing

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

Our criminal justice system is at the core of our democracy. We have the ability to be a beacon for the world about the responsibility of a government to prove a crime when it charges a crime. 

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Charges of Operating with the Presence of Marijuana Dismissed

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Nichols Law Firm client facing criminal charge for second offense of driving while under the influence of drugs receives a reckless driving instead

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols to Again Educate Michigan Lawyers on Uncertainty and Metrology in Blood and Breath Testing

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

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing will educate lawyers from around the state on the science of blood and breath alcohol testing on October 18th. 

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Turn A Michigan Drunk Driving Charge Into A Dismissal

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 One of the most common reactions many people have to an arrest for drunk driving (OWI) is to accept that you are going to be convicted of a crime. 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Why are we still guessing?

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

Our criminal justice system is at the core of our democracy. We have the ability to be a beacon for the world about the responsibility of a government to prove a crime when it charges a crime. Even something that so many of you say is "minor" like a drunk driving. Ask yourself - if you were making one of the most important decisions in your life - would you want to be shown all of the evidence to make a decision?

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Minor in Possession Charge? East Lansing Criminal Defense Attorney Karen Phillips Gets Results

Categories: Karen L. Phillips, Minor in Possession

 Karen Phillips secured the dismissal of a Minor in Possession charge despite the client of The Nichols Law Firm admitting to drinking alcohol to law enforcement.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Medical Marihuana Patients And Caregivers Need To Remember That Selling Marihuana Is Not Protected By The MMMA

 It is important for caregivers to remember there is no wayto sale extra medicine and avoid arrest” says Attorney Joshua Covert of the Nichols Law Firm.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nichols Lawyers Lead the Way at the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys 1st Annual Conference

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Karen L. Phillips, Josh Covert

Mike Nichols, Karen Phillips, Josh Covert and Wendy Nichols all led Michigan lawyers to learn the science behind breath testing at the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys 1st annual conference in Detroit over the weekend of September 21st

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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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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.