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Friday, December 12, 2014

The Blood Alcohol Estimate Can Exceed the Legal Limit by Double - but it Means Nothing if it is Inadmissible - McNeely Motions Win!

Categories: OWI

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Michigan Court Of Appeals Grants A New Trial For Medical Marihuana Patient: How the 6th Amendment of the Constitution Helped

Categories: Medical Marijuana

 A medical marihuana patient (Mr. Heminger) in the Upper Peninsula received good news this week when the Michigan Court of Appeals overturned his conviction for manufacturing marijuana and granted him a new trial.  

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Brings People Together: For the Biggest Bar Night of the Year Nichols Lawyers are Ready

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

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Michigan OWI and OUID Attorney Mike Nichols Prepares for Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Fall Conference – Just in Time for Book Update Release

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Michigan Criminal Defense Lawyer and Leader Mike Nichols Presents at Metrology Conference for National College for DUI Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Attorney Josh Covert: Several Michigan Municipalities Join the Legalization Movement

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 The trend to make marijuana legal continued in Michigan this November. 

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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Drunk Driving Arrest Spook Your Halloween On October 31st or November 1st? Let The Nichols Law Firm of East Lansing Turn the Trick into a Treat

 Cops were out on grants and targeting cars for drunk and drugged diving arrests. Fortunately, we are committed to results at the Nichols Law Firm

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

The "Scaled Question" by The Officer is One of the Many Aspects of the DUI Investigation

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

<p>&#160;DUI Investigation that is Mission Impossible - Michigan DUI Attorney Mike Nichols says "Don't Fall for it."</p>

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Drunk Driving Suspects in East Lansing, Lansing, Meridian Township and all over Michigan: Fairness May be the Unintended Consequence of New Law

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Monday, October 13, 2014

Drunk Driving Charge With .14 Breath Alcohol Test = Not Guilty

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

A Grand Rapids jury returned verdicts of not guilty acorss the board on charges of operating while intoxicated, operating while visibly impaired and possession of a switch blade.  

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

East Lansing Jury Just Says No to Convicting an MSU student of Minor in Possession

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

Why You Should Just Say No to the PBT

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Friday, October 3, 2014

Dismissal of OWI with High BAC Allows Client to Keep Commercial Driver's License

Categories: Karen L. Phillips, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 The CDL was the clients livelihood in more way than one.

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Can An Injured Person Recover Money Damages When An Injury Or Death Results?

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death

 A question usually presented by the insurance company whether an injured person can recover money (or damages) when there is an injury or death as a result of an accident…and when alcohol is involved.  

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

East Lansing Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Secures Dismissal of Drunk Driving Charges

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

 The reason for the stop was failing to turn on headlights at night

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Michigan DUI Attorney Applauds Judge for Standing Up for Justice

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

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing has convinced a judge in Macomb County to exclude a datamaster breath test result of .24 on the old "bac datamaster." Nichols' advocacy is covered by the Macomb Daily in a high-profile case.


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Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Law Should Work Both Ways When It Comes to Costs of Prosecution and Defense

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 House Bill 5785 has you paying the costs of your own prosecution

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

Michigan DUI-DUID Attorney Featured in Statewide Legal News Article and Speaks On 'Dashboard Justice' and Forensics"

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

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Michigan DUI Lawyer Karen Phillips Warns: “Do Not Give Officers Reason to Stop Your Vehicle"

Categories: Karen L. Phillips, Drunk-Driving, OWI

 With the onset of college and NFL football come new “crackdowns” by law enforcement targeting younger, male drivers. Clinton County DUI attorney Karen Phillips warns that there are many observations that law enforcement rely upon to stop a vehicle for the belief that the driver is drunk.  

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Williamston Man Serves 6 days But Gets to Move on Following a Reduced Plea and Emotional Sentencing

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

The tragedy that left a Holt woman dead and left a young Ingham County man charged with “moving violation causing death” is over at least from a legal standpoint. 55th District Court Judge Thomas Boyd imposed just a fraction of the potential jail sentence and the man qualified for early release to serve 24 months probation. 

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Is Michigan's Implied Consent Act Unconstitutional?

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 The question of the constitutionality of the process used by police to obtain your breath or blood sample in a DUI/DUID case has started to burn around the country since the United States Supreme Court held a warrant was required or an "exigent" circumstance was necessary in the spring 2013. 

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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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