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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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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Non-criminal Conviction for a Operating While Intoxicated Charge

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, OWI

 Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to get a careless driving (civil infraction) for a client charged with Operating While Intoxicated (OWI).  

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mike Nichols on Clinton County cases and MSU students; The Landings; The Crossings; Jimmy's Pub

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

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Friday, August 15, 2014

A Drunk Driving Crackdown is Again Upon Us

Categories: Karen L. Phillips

 A “Drunk Driving Crackdown” is again upon us as law enforcement officers in 40 of the 83 counties in Michigan are on high alert for drunk drivers.  This period will run from August 15 through the Labor Day Weekend of 2014.  

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Friday, August 8, 2014

Michigan Drunk and Drugged Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Leads The Way To Creating An Uncertainty Measurement With Breath Alcohol Testing

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

 A Grand Rapids District judge has concluded hearings on measurement uncertainty and breath testing. The court ruled that there is always a variance for error associated with a measurement for breath alcohol.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Medical Marijuana Movement Now Becomes Legalization Movement: Hazel Park and Oak Park Join Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Citizens in two Michigan cities, Oak Park and Hazel Park, voted August 5th to decriminalize the possession of an ounce or less of marijuana provided that an adult possesses it and it is possessed on private property.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Testing Positive For Marijuana While On Probation Does Not Mean Use Was Recent

Categories: Drug Crimes, Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 Does testing positive for marijuana while on probation mean a violation?

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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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