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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. 


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.


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.  


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. 


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. 


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. 


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. 


Saturday, December 14, 2013

Michigan DUI-DUID Attorney Mike Nichols: the Devil is in the Details of Legislation to Make Marijuana More Accessible

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Medical Malpractice

committee of lawmakers in the Michigan House gave approval of a bill to make more changes to Michigan's marijuana laws.


Sunday, December 8, 2013

"Can a Judge Banish My Child from Campus or Effectively Kick My Child Out of School if He or She was Involved in the Civil Disobedience in East Lansing Over the Weekend?" East Lansing Attorney Mike Nichols Says: "Yes."

Categories: Michael J. Nichols, Drunk-Driving, OWI, Minor in Possession

Over a dozen young people will be charged with various crimes after a disturbance over the weekend off Michigan State University's campus. East Lansing DUI-DUID and Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols says that the episode was apparently the result of celebrations over the Michigan State University's football team that got carried away. 


Friday, December 6, 2013

Reckless Driving Result For Client of the Nichols Law Firm Originally Charged With Drunk Driving

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

Wendy Schiller-Nichols was able to obtain a Reckless Driving for her client who had a breath test of .10, .11


Friday, November 29, 2013

Don't Get Cooked This Thanksgiving: Law Enforcement Increase Drunk Driving Patrols During Holiday Weekend Crackdown

 If you were arrested over the holiday weekend under the crackdown for a drunk or drugged driving offense, did you know your rights?


Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Why An Attorney Makes A Difference In Your Criminal Case In Ingham County

A felonious assault charge has been dismissed against a Nichols Law Firm client more than 18 years after the alleged assault occurred. 


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Adjunct Professor of Forensic Evidence and DUI-Criminal Defense Attorney Mike Nichols Reacts to Prison Sentence for Lab Analyst

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 A disgraced forensic lab analyst for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts was ordered to serve prison time on November 21st, 2013 for a practice known as "dry labbing" and other fraud. 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Ingham County Attorney Co-Authors Chapter in National Publication on Forensic Evidence

Categories: Michael J. Nichols

 Mike Nichols of East Lansing is co-author of the chapter on gas chromatography mass spectrometry in the 2014 edition of “Using Forensic Evidence in Criminal Cases.” 


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Good News and Bad News for Michigan Health Care Patients Who Need Marijuana: Senate Approves Pharmaceutical Sales but with Strings Attached

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 On Wednesday the Michigan Senate passed senate Bill 660 which could allow medical marijuana patients to obtain their medicine from pharmacies.   


Friday, November 15, 2013

When Kidnapping Isn't Criminal

Categories: Josh Covert, Medical Marijuana

 A Young Michigan Medical Marijuana Attorney Stands by His Principles and Teaches Child Protective Services How to “Just Say No” to Government Abuse


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. 


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


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. 


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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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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