Know the New Breath Test Gizmo Better than the Cops Who are Giving it to Our Clients!

The Intox 9000 is hitting booking rooms and jails all over Michigan as we speak. It is time to “look under the hood.”

The Nichols Law Firm is hosting a seminar approved by the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Speakers will come together the MSU College of Law to educate you so that you can educate your potential clients, your judges and your juries on how this device works.

Representatives from the Michigan State Police have been invited to speak as well, in particular on the new administrative rules.

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June 1st, 2023


9:15am - 4:30pm


Mock Courtroom at the MSU College of Law


$350.00 for lawyers in private practice 4+ years experience
$199.00 for public defenders or members of the NCDD*
$100.00 for attorneys with 0-3 years of experience


Most parking will be at the garage adjacent to the law school we can set up shuttle service if necessary, from the NLF Office


MIDC for 7 credits; National College for DUI Defense

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Ron Henson, Ph.D.

Dr. Henson is an expert in breath alcohol testing, who is familiar with the Intoxilyzer technology by CMI. Dr. Henson will present the “how it works” portion of the seminar.

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Andreas Stolz, Ph.D

Dr. Stolz is a renown physicist, whose “day job” is the operations director at the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, at which he is also a researcher. Dr. Stolz’s areas of expertise in courtrooms all around North America include metrology (the science of measurement) as applied in breath alcohol testing and forensic blood alcohol testing.

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Keeley Blanchard, esq.

Ms. Blanchard is a trial attorney, who will help you learn how to tell your client’s story. After all, the issue of story-telling in a trial or a motion hearing remains a central tenant of successful representation. Keeley is the founder of the trial skills organization Law Story.

Ms. Blanchard’s CV attached here:

Michael J. Nichols, esq.

Mr. Nichols is a trial attorney and author/speaker. He authored the Michigan OWI Practice Handbook for West Publishing and the criminal forms bank for Lexis/Nexis. Mr. Nichols also serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General in the area of defending the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) in Incompetent to Stand Trial (IST) proceedings. Mr. Nichols has tried over 100 cases to a jury trial and was the lead attorney in People v Jabrocki, a 2011 case that established the standard of measurement uncertainty in the State of Michigan.

Intox 9000 Training Agenda:


Coffee & Juice will be provided


The new Administrative Rules - Overview
The proposed Voir Dire Rule
Other Issues in Criminal Defense such as upcoming training (See materials)

Keeley Blanchard & Mike Nichols


Plenary Session – the I-9000 “what is this thing?”

Ronald Henson, Ph.D.




Measurement Uncertainty in chemical testing

Andreas Stolz, Ph.D

11:20    -    11:50

What to look for when you get an I-9000 case; what to ask for and what to look for when you get it

Entire faculty

11:50    -    12(ish)   

Questions so far?




The new device: MSP Rep TBD


Judge Michael Clarizio, 65A District Court, Clinton County:

“Drunk driving motions and my experience with them.”




“OK – I learned all this stuff about this gizmo: now how do I explain this to a jury and how do I prepare by examinations and cross examinations to tell the story.”

Keeley Blanchard, Esq.

*Attendees should be prepared that this will be interactive




Networking and Social Hour off-site

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NOTES: The training is designed for those of you who want an inexpensive day of learning. However, anyone who wants to stay the night in the Lansing-area, our office can help you with deciding, but we cannot promise that we can secure any discounts. Anyone who wants to come the night before and get together to talk informally about the law and life, hit me up if you wish.

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Peer Recognition

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.