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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Medical Marijuana Caregiver Has Charges Dismissed After Motion To Present An Affirmative Defense Is Argued

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 “The outcome of this case illustrates why it is important to MMMA patients and caregivers to stand up for their rights as cardholders, my client had been offered many plea offers during the process but every time she stood firm and refused to admit that she did anything to violate the MMMA and ultimately after several months her case was dismissed weeks before trial” 

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Michigan Drugged Driving Attorney Mike Nichols Shares His Expertise in Forensic Measurement at the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Drugged Driving "Defended Relatively Easily" Conference in Grand Rapids

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 The difference between a reliable blood analysis for the presence of potentially impairing drugs and a blood analysis which is unreliable is proper validation; uncertainty and traceability

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dozens of Lawyers Registered for THE Drugged Driving Conference of the Year in Michigan

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Friday, April 25, 2014

70 Year Old Woman at Home After Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou Convinces Judge to Drastically Reduce Bond

Categories: Stephanie Tzafaroglou

 A Nichols Law Firm client has been released from the Livingston County Jail after spending over a week in jail for a drinking and driving offense. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

MIP Charges Dismissed Due to Coercive Police Tactics

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou obtained the dismissal of Minor in Possession (MIP) charges against two MSU students. 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mike Nichols Presents on Measurement Uncertainty before a National Audience - Invited to Speak in California in June

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Nationally-recognized forensic evidence leader Mike Nichols of Meridian Township spoke on mathematical truths in DUI cases in New Orleans March 21st. Nichols, whose main office is in East Lansing, was invited to speak by the National College for DUI Defense and the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. 

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

2 Dismissals on Drunk Driving Charges and a Reckless Driving - Let Michigan OWI Attorney Mike Nichols Help You Get Your Life Back - But Help Yourself by Keeping Quiet to the Officer

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

 Mike Nichols achieved a dismissal on drunk driving charges in mid-Michigan and northern- Michigan and a reckless driving in the East Lansing area for clients who absolutely had to win their lives back. 

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Michigan DUI Attorney and Forensic Evidence Expert Mike Nichols to Present at the Mastering Scientific Evidence Course in New Orleans

Mike Nichols of Meridian Township will help represent the State of Michigan at a national conference on Mastering Scientific Evidence.

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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Client Receives Only Fines and Costs at Sentencing Despite a .14/.13 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) Guesstimate

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 A Nichols Law Firm client received only fines and costs at his sentencing.  Nichols Law Firm attorneys Mike Nichols and Stephanie Tzafaroglou filed a motion to exclude the breath test as unreliable because the client belched immediately before the arresting officer administered the evidential breath test to him.  

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Client Gets His License and His Life Back When an OWI 2nd Charge is Dismissed

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, OWI

 Nichols Law Firm attorneys Mike Nichols and Stephanie Tzafaroglou obtained a dismissal of an OWI 2nd charge against an Eaton County man. 

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Motion Granted and Evidence Is Suppressed Nichols Law Firm Client's Constitutional Rights Protected

Categories: Josh Covert

 Attorney Joshua M. Covert recently appeared before Judge Ball of the 54-B district court to argue a motion to suppress evidence collected after a unconstitutional traffic stop.  

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Newly Drafted Medical Marijuana Bills Stuck In Legislative Committee

Categories: Medical Malpractice, Josh Covert

 Just a few months ago medical marihuana patients were pleased to see two medical marihuana bills introduced and approved by the Michigan House of Representatives.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

State's Breath Alcohol "Expert" is Prohibited from Testifying About Dubious "Study" of the Datamaster DMT

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving

 A judge in Grand Rapids became the latest judge to rule that the sergeant in charge of the Michigan State Police breath alcohol program may not testify at trial about a 2011 study about the Datamaster DMT. 

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Keeping Your Super Bowl Sunday Super and Avoiding a DUI or DUID

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

How to answer the question of intoxication.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Represents Enbridge Protester And Takes On Both the Government and Petroleum Industry

Categories: Josh Covert

 Attorney Joshua M. Covert of the Nichols Law Firm recently appeared before the 30th Circuit Court to argue a motion requesting the court to dismiss felony charges that four environmental protesters are facing.  

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Monday, January 13, 2014

Drivers License Restored to Nichols Law Firm Client

Categories: Karen L. Phillips

After a second violation of a breath alcohol ignition interlock device (BAIID) and reinstatement of a revoked license Attorney Karen Phillips of The Nichols Law Firm was able to convince a hearing officer with the Driver Assessment and Appeal Division (DAAD) to reinstate the client’s restricted license.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Lansing DUI Attorney Mike Nichols Strikes Again: Blood Alcohol Analysis Excluded Based on a Lack of Reliability

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

 A Judge excluded a blood alcohol analysis in an Ingham County drunk driving case after Mike Nichols challenged the reliability of the test. 

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Michigan Forensic Science Leader Mike Nichols to Serve on Mastering Scientific Evidence Course Faculty in 2014; Will also Present at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences

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

 Mike Nichols, a leader in defending those accused of crimes involving forensic evidence, accepted an invitation to speak at the Mastering Scientific Evidence Course in New Orleans in March, 2014. 

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Friday, January 3, 2014

Michigan Drunk Driving Attorney Mike Nichols of East Lansing - a Leader who is committed to Results

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Mike Nichols gave an interview to tv station WLNS on drunk driving laws and avoiding a conviction at his Meridian Township home. 

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Is Your Criminal Record Holding You Back? Make Expunging Your Criminal Conviction Your New Year’s Resolution.

Categories: OWI

 A new year means a fresh start.  For those with criminal convictions, this means the opportunity to expunge a criminal conviction from your record.  Michigan’s ‘expungement’ statute, MCL 780.621, allows those with one criminal conviction, or two convictions for ‘minor offenses’, to set aside the conviction. 

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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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