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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Does the Lawyer Representing You Know the Collateral Consequences of Settling your Drunk-Drugged Driving Charge Before Giving Up Your Right to a Jury Trial?

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI

Driver license suspensions and sanctions are the most well-known and discussed collateral consequence of a conviction for drunk or drugged driving in Michigan.

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mike Nichols Travels to the West Coast to Educate California Public Defenders Association on Science

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Limits of Detection and Limits of Quantitation in Mass Spectrometry seem like a deep and complex topic on a Saturday morning but it is important for lawyers to know it better than juries, prosecutors and lab analysts. 

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Monday, June 30, 2014

Mike Nichols Educates the California Public Defenders Association on Science

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Is Also Set to Speak in the Fall at the Ingham County Bench-Bar Conference and Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys Conference

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Saves Client From Serving an Unlawful Jail Sentence

Nichols Law Firm Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou prevented a local jail from holding a Nichols Law Firm client for a longer sentence than was ordered by the Court.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

OWI Charge Dismissed Against Michigan State University Student

Categories: Drunk-Driving, OWI, Stephanie Tzafaroglou

Attorney Stephanie Tzafaroglou obtained the dismissal of an OWI charge for a Michigan State University student.

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Michigan Forensic Evidence Expert Mike Nichols on the NSA Facial Features Program: Facial Recognition Variability is Just One of the Latest Examples of Uncertainty in Forensics

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

Michigan attorney Mike Nichols is a leader in cutting-edge forensic evidence. Nichols spent the last 5 years of his practice dedicated to educating judges, juries and other lawyers on why a forensic analysis can only give us limited information about what happened in a case. Nichols says "uncertainty is everywhere in science and it is especially prevalent in measurements of what is in a human blood or breath sample."

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Friday, May 30, 2014

How did Your Congressman Vote to Stop Federal Prosecutions of Medical Marijuana Patients

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Medical Marijuana

 Shortly after midnight the United States House of Representatives voted to use the power of the purse to protect medical marijuana patients. 

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dismissal Obtained Allowing Nichols Law Firm Client to Keep License

Categories: Wendy M. Schiller-Nichols, Drunk-Driving

Attorney Wendy Schiller Nichols was able to obtain a dismissal at a Secretary of State Hearing, which allowed her client to keep his license.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Michigan Criminal Law Attorney mike Nichols quoted in Lansing State Journal on

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Is Your Driving Impaired By Your Medications?

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

 Will a gizmo decide for you?

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Friday, May 16, 2014

Driving While on Medications is the New Push by Michigan State Police

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

 House Bill 5385 was passed by the judiciary committee on May 15, 2014. The bill was amended after opponents like Mike Nichols led the charge about the overreaching of the bill.  

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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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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.